17 Pro Gun Celebrities – Yes, They Do Exist! **UPDATED**
It’s a common misconception that all celebrities are liberal, anti gun snobs. This is simply not true. Just like in any group of people there are those who support and those who oppose private gun ownership and self defense.
Now, I’m sure many of you who normally despise keeping up with what celebrities are thinking, “Hey GunsSaveLives, why should we care what these celebrities think?”
Good question, and the answer is simple, it’s good, positive exposure for private gun ownership. You might not care what some celebrities think, but a lot of people [sadly] do, so having some on our side certainly doesn’t hurt.
Pitt also recently built a $400,000 shooting range as a wedding gift to fiance Angelina Jolie.
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.”
Chef Alton Brown
We’ll just leave this here.
Joe Perry of Aerosmith
Perry says, “I have always been fascinated with guns. I grew up in America so granted, it is part of our heritage and it is written into the laws of how this country is run,” he said. “I’ve been fascinated with all kinds of weapons my whole life, and as I have been able to afford to acquire pieces, here and there I started to collect.”
Lambert said, “I carry a weapon. I got a death threat a few years ago and was really scared. But I don’t want bodyguards. I am my own security.“ Editorial emphasis added for baddassness (it’s a word).
Depp says, “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.”
This list obviously wouldn’t be complete without Dirty Harry himself.
Eastwood once said, “I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”
Eastwood is a tireless supporter of the Second Amendment and a supporter of the NRA and other pro gun organizations.
James Earl Jones
Jones is also a member of the NRA.
The action star said in a 2000 interview with USA Weekend, “Everyone has a right to bear arms. If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who have guns are the bad guys.” Even a pacifist, he insists, would get violent if someone were trying to kill her. “You would fight for your life. You’d use a rock or tear one of these chairs out of the floor.”
We would list some sources to show Nugent’s support of the Second Amendment, but I don’t think we have the space. Nugent might be the most outspoken celebrity supporter of the Second Amendment ever.
Chuck Norris has been a long time defender of the right to bear arms.
While Chuck Norris’s feet and hands may be more deadly than any weapons, and as such he doesn’t need firearms, he supports the rights of normal humans to own them.
He even did a funny commercial a while back for “Trigger the Vote” campaign.
Norris is an Air Force veteran, martial artist and actor.
According to an interview with The Sun in 2008, Clapton took up shooting in 2003 and has built up quite the collection of firearms including many high end shotguns.
The singer/songwriter said, “I like a gun to look like a working tool but it’s a magnificent piece of art as well.”
Clapton liquidated some of his collection in 2008.
“It is following the same pattern as when I collected guitars,” he says. “I get obsessed, then engulfed and finally narrow the collection down.”
Trust me Mr. Clapton, we can all relate.
Sinise gave a great, commonsense interview to Larry King (see below).
Sinise makes the point that it’s a Second Amendment right and that bad guys aren’t going to turn their weapons in so good people need to be able to protect themselves.
The Criminal Minds star has been an outspoken supporter of gun rights, giving interviews and hosting pro gun TV shows as well. Mantegna is an avid skeet shooter and competition shooter.
In an interview with the American Rifleman, Mantegna sheds some light on his favorite guns.
I guess we’d have to break it down into categories. For a handgun? No question. It would be the M1911. That wasn’t the very first handgun I shot, but it was the one I ultimately used competitively. I just enjoy the caliber, I’ve shot pretty much every handgun caliber you can think of, and the .45 ACP is perfect. It has mass, the recoil is a little more, you get a lot of push, but you don’t get a lot of torque. And it’s just the aesthetics of it—it’s old school—it’s what I carry on “Criminal Minds.” I made that choice as I thought this guy would be old-school and this would be the firearm he would carry. The M1911 is classic. I think it’s the first one we’re doing in our series “Gun Stories.”
No relation to the anti gun Baldwin brothers.
It wasn’t just Baldwin’s iconic character Jayne on Firefly and Serenity who liked guns. In real life Baldwin himself is also an avid gun owner and Second Amendment supporter.
Baldwin regularly uses his Twitter fan base of over 100,000 followers to promote pro gun articles and ideas.
Baldwin also wrote an editorial on Breitbart in the wake of the recent Sandy Hook shooting.