More often than not, gun owners are bombarded with the logical fallacy of appeal to celebrity, as movie stars, athletes and socialites take to the blogosphere to denounce the so-called evil of firearm ownership, disconnecting themselves from reality.
Despite the many airheads spouting nonsense on the Web, there are still plenty of celebrities who support the right of Americans to own and carry a firearm—some doing so themselves. Here’s a look at a few celebrities licensed to carry guns.
- This Hollywood power couple lit up the silver screen in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but they're just as comfortable arming themselves in real life. In 2008, Jolie told The Daily Mail she had purchased many of the actual firearms used on the set of Tomb Raider. She added, "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."
Likewise, Pitt told The Daily Mail last September, "America is a country founded on guns. It's in our DNA. It's very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don't feel safe, I don't feel the house is completely safe, if I don't have one hidden somewhere. That's my thinking, right or wrong."