These celebrities are certainly game to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
It doesn’t surprise us to learn that stars like Robert De Niro, Marc Anthony and Clint Eastwood are cock-and-pull aficionados, but Miranda Lambert, Howard Stern and Donald Trump don’t strike us as the gun-toting type.
Whether they’re a licensed carrier for the sake of a vintage collection, hunt for sport or are just an avid supporter of their right to bear arms, these celebrities aren’t afraid to face the anti-gun firestorm when it comes to packing heat.
“I carry a weapon,” cover girl Miranda Lambert told Self magazine’s June issue. “I got a death threat a few years ago and was really scared. But I don’t want bodyguards. I am my own security.”
Although he isn’t currently a licensed gun-holder, Johnny Depp recalls being quite familiar with the weapon in his younger years — a skill he’s hoping to teach to his own children.
“We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns,” Depp said in 2009. “When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren’t shooting at humans — we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice.”
Check out these celebrities’ connections to the world of weaponry:
Robert De Niro
“Are you talkin to me?” Robert De Niro often plays a gun-wielding fast-talker, and he’s got a license to carry in real life too.
Miranda Lambert is packin’ heat and she’s not afraid to admit it: “I carry a weapon,” she told Self magazine. “I got a death threat a few years ago and was really scared. But I don’t want bodyguards. I am my own security.
When you’ve got an empire to protect, you better be packin’. Donald Trump is licensed to carry a gun.
Johnny Depp may not have a gun license, but he knows his way around a rifle. “We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns,” Depp admits. “When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren’t shooting at humans – we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice.”
Eric Clapton is a vintage-gun aficionado and even sold several pieces of his collection in 2010 for a whopping 84,000 pounds.
Former radio personality and Martha Stewart’s daughter, Alexis Stewart exercises her Second Amendment right to carry a gun.
From his on-camera roles alone, Clint Eastwood seems like an accomplished rifleman. Perhaps that’s why the actor has become somewhat of an “American gun icon.” “I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it,” Eastwood has said.
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones is a member of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) and once said, “The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
Marc Anthony is armed with much more than his powerful voice — he’s got a license to pack heat.
Fierce gun supporter Ted Nugent told “Guns and Fishing” in 2009 about his own views on firearms and talked about the celebrity firearm owner community. “The guys at Metallica support the Second Amendment … I just bought a number of guns for Joe Perry of Aerosmith,” he said. “And when I performed in the Howard Stern movie, I was approached by Howard, who showed me his .32-caliber Seecamp pistol … I was approached by Ozzy Osbourne and talked about his German 9mm Luger. Everybody supports the common pulse of defending one’s self, which is why our founding fathers wrote the Second Amendment.”
If you thought Howard Stern’s only weapon was his biting radio voice, think again. As of 2010, Stern was licensed to own a gun.
Whoopi Goldberg disclosed during a taping of “The View” that she is a member of the National Rifle Association.
David Spade may not be a gun owner himself, although he did purchase 300 rifles in 2009. But the weaponry was a generous gift for a Phoenix — Spade’s hometown — police department.
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt
If we’ve learned anything from Angelina Jolie’s acting career, it’s that she looks good holding a gun. In 2008, Jolie told the U.K.’s Daily Mail, “I bought original, real guns of the type we used in ‘Tomb Raider’ for security. Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I’d be able to use it if I had to … If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them.”
Original post by The Huffington Post | By Kiki Von Glinow