Brad Pitt may be a big enough A-lister to risk it, but defying the liberal Hollywood agenda typically isn’t a good idea for a working actor who wants to continue receiving choice roles.
So, it was a pretty big deal when Pitt revealed his firm belief in the Second Amendment and the right of every American to bear arms.
Pitt told UK media that he was given his first gun at the young age of 6, and that he still doesn’t feel safe without a weapon in the house.
“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” said Pitt. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.”
The actor – who was born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri – was first given an air gun, then received a shotgun when he was six. By the time he was eight, he had fired a handgun.
The Radio Times reports that Pitt doesn’t feel that he and his family are safe unless there is a gun in the house.
“The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon,” he said.
Nor was it the first time Pitt had spoken out on gun rights.
Following the 2012 school shooting in Aurora, CO, Pitt defied none other than Barack Obama by insisting nothing could be more American than the responsible bearing of arms.
“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.”
Wonder what Pitt’s liberal Hollywood colleagues think of that!
(via: Conservative Post)