Gun control will always be a hot topic, but it’s a major point of debate for most people right now due to all the terrorism and gun violence that has been occurring at home and abroad. We all know that most major celebrities are in favor of gun control. Outspoken ones include Jim Carrey, Bob Costas and Barbra Streisand. But that got us thinking, what celebrities are on the opposite side of the fence? Tom Selleck, Miranda Lambert and even Brangelina, have been open regarding the fact that they believe in the right to bear arms – and own their fair share of firearms. But we wanted to know what other stars shared their beliefs. As ordinary citizens look to celebrities to guide them in their political ideologies more and more, it’s important to learn about differing viewpoints.
The fact is that plenty of celebrities are pro-gun – we just don’t hear about it. For example, Ben Affleck is known for being politically liberal – just not regarding firearms. He is not in favor of gun control in the least. Were you surprised to learn that? We certainly were! So read on to see what other stars are pro-gun, why, and what their weapons of choice are. It’ll blow your mind!
15 Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson is a total gun lover. The public just forgets about it because they are so distracted by her association with PETA – and her bountiful bosom. During her heyday with Tommy Lee, she was very vocal about keeping guns handy in her home. She was quoted as saying that there was no second-guessing her and her family. Her gun of choice was a shotgun, which can do some serious damage. Anderson apparently isn’t the trigger-happy sort, since there haven’t been any allegations of her shooting guns aside from target practice. But she certainly could have the motive to turn a gun on someone, since she is always hounded by the paparazzi and her home was broken into more than once.
14 Joe Biden
Sorry, liberals, but one of your own loves guns – and it’s none other than Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States! Who could forget when he went off on that weird tangent about home defense during a 2013 Facebook video chat? His advice to his wife was, “…if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. You don’t need an AR-15 — it’s harder to aim. It’s harder to use, and in fact you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!”
13 Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria may have spoken at this year’s Democratic National Convention, but she has one viewpoint that doesn’t jive with most liberals: she’s pro-gun. It’s easy to see why, since she’s from Texas. According to People magazine, she is quite comfortable around guns, and first started handling them when she was four years old. Apparently growing up in Texas helped her prepare for her role on Desperate Housewives, as many of the ladies on the drama was shown brandishing guns – including Longoria.
12 Luke Bryan
11 Jose Canseco
When Jose Canseco was in his prime, he played for the Oakland Athletics. Years after, he shot himself in the hand while at home “cleaning” his guns. Canseco was rather vague about the whole gun incident. He first reported that he shot off his finger while cleaning his gun. Then, he reported that his injured finger fell off during a poker game. Finally, he retracted the poker story – only to later insist that it actually happened. We know steroid use leads to small testicles, body acne and rage, but apparently it also leads to being a freaking moron. Even all the juicers from The Jersey Shore weren’t dumb enough to mishandle a loaded gun. Here’s a hint, Canseco: next time take the bullets out of the handgun before cleaning it. It’s similar to baseball: swing the bat after the pitcher throws the ball.
10 Luke Perry
Is that a gun in Luke Perry’s pocket, or is he just happy to see us? It’s been years since Beverly Hills, 90210 went off the air, but the gossip continues to flow. Muckrakers are still uncovering dirt, and the public laps it up. One often forgotten tidbit is that Perry loved guns, according to fellow 90210 cast member Jennie Garth. She reported that Perry often got stir crazy during down-time on the set, so he would play with his guns when not filming. Apparently Perry didn’t learn anything from the season two episode when David’s best friend Scott, killed himself while playing with his father’s gun. It was one of those “very special episodes” that you only saw in the 80s and 90s.
9 John Popper
Lead singer and harmonica master, John Popper, of Blues Traveler has made headlines exactly three times. The first was with the hit song “Runaround”. The second was when he lost an enormous amount of weight after gastric bypass surgery. And the third was when he was caught by cops with a virtual arsenal of guns in his car. It turned out that his guns were legal, but it led the public to see him in a new light. Suddenly his harmonica bandolier didn’t seem so innocent.
8 Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is a gun lover, which is dangerous because she’s known for being ditzy. Just look at her posture in the above pic – it’s priceless. We’re surprised she knows which end of the gun to point forward. You might need a license to buy most firearms, but in her case we think she should also have to pass an IQ test. On one episode of her reality show Newlyweds, she claimed that she would shoot her then-husband Nick Lachey, between the legs if he ever cheated on her. Papa Joe Simpson immediately piped up that he had a gun or two to loan her. What a family!
7 Dean Cain
6 Amber Heard
5 Robert De Niro
4 Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner has openly said that he has developed a love for guns. He used to be afraid of them, but he has made it a point to conquer his fears. He says that he doesn’t carry a gun on him, but that he believes in them for home protection, target practice and sport shooting. Renner was able to become proficient with guns and other weapons after using them so often in films. In a 2015 interview with Playboy, he reported that he only owned a couple of guns. However, he was photographed later that year in Nevada buying some serious stuff: a Remington shotgun and a 9mm pistol. Renner also owns swords and machetes, but he reports that he keeps all his weapons locked up now that he has a young daughter. Apparently that wasn’t enough for his wife, who cited during divorce proceedings that she should get primary custody of their daughter because of Renner’s gun collection.
3 Johnny Depp
2 Charles Barkley
1 Demi Moore
Ashton Kutcher outed Demi Moore as being a gun lover via a Twitter post in 2010. Apparently she’s a gun fanatic, and celebrated her marriage to Kutcher by buying pistols for each of them. She got a Glock and he got a Springfield. They saw it as a symbol that neither one of them would stray. Moore doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. She’s super-proficient with firearms and frequents gun ranges to keep her competencies up. Of course, Moore taught her three daughters to shoot, and even bought her daughter Rumer a gun-shaped cake for her 26th birthday. We don’t know what started Moore’s obsession with guns, but her acting roles probably helped. She’s carried firearms in everything from G.I. Jane to Striptease. She sure is a pistol-packin’ mama.
Sources: WashingtonTimes, USMag, ControversialTimes, DailyMail
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