Mass shootings have put gun control at the forefront of conversation amongst not just American politicians, but celebrities and even people like you and me. However, it seems lately it’s more common to jump on the gun control bandwagon as a marketing play than it is to be honest with people about what is actually going to help stop the mass shootings, not just in schools but in general.
The list of celebrities below have showed an unwavering amount of support through the years for second amendment rights. While some have been more outspoken on social media and in interviews than others, all of them have expressed their belief, one way or another, that simply taking guns away from upstanding American citizens is not the best way to solve our mass shooting dilemma.
23. Clint Eastwood
“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”
22. S.E. Cupp
S.E. Cupp, for example, is a well known political commentator, writer, and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire. Cupp regularly uses her position to speak out in favor of gun rights and gun ownership.
21. Tom Selleck
Not only is Tom Selleck a member of the NRA, he’s also an NRA board member and an NRA’s spokesman.
Although he has often found himself defending his pro-gun beliefs throughout his career, he has ultimately remained a staunch supporter of the right to bear arms.
20. James Earl Jones
“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”
The iconic voice behind Darth Vader is another pro-gun celebrity and member of the NRA.
19. Miranda Lambert
“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.”
It’s awesome to see celebrity women stand up for their innate right to self-defense!
18. Johnny Depp
“We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns. 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.”
17. Gary Sinese
Not only has Gary Sinese taken an active role in helping our nation’s wounded veterans, but he is also a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.
In this interview with Larry King, Sinise makes the point that gun ownership is an intrinsic right. He affirms that gun control laws do nothing to stop criminals from owning firearms and thus, good people need to be able to protect themselves.
16. Brad Pitt
“I absolutely don’t believe you can put sanctions or shackles on what is made. Nor do I want to pretend the world is different than what we witnessed that night… 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.”
15. Angelina Jolie
“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.”
14. Alton Brown
Who knew that Chef Alton Brown from The Food Network’s Good Eats was pro-gun? Not only is he a famous chef, but he is also a huge fan of his H&K P30 and FN Scar 17.
13. Joe Mantegna
“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.”
The Star of the CBS show Criminal Minds has been an outspoken supporter of gun rights. Mantegna is an avid skeet and competition shooter, and he has been the host of many pro-gun television shows as well.
12. Joe Perry (of Aerosmith)
“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. 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.”
11. James Hetfield (of Metallica)
“I love my guns. I love that my dad handed them down to me, and I’m taking care of them. To me, though, some of the gun laws definitely don’t make any sense, but also the Second Amendment is very important to me.”
James Hetfield is a firm supporter of gun rights. hunting and heavy metal.
You might have known about Hetfield, but did you know about number 11?
10. Eric Clapton
“I like a gun to look like a working tool but it’s a magnificent piece of art as well.”
The singer/songwriter took up shooting in 2003 and has since amassed an impressive collection of firearms, including many high-end shotguns.
“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 definitely relate!
“The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt.”
Not only is the former rapper a firm advocate of the Second Amendment, apparently, he also understands the historical reasons behind the Right to Bear Arms.
8. Bruce Willis
“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 though Bruce Willis is a self-proclaimed pacifist, he insists that would get violent if someone were trying to kill a loved one. “You would fight for your life. You’d use a rock or tear one of these chairs out of the floor.”
We couldn’t agree more.
7. Ted Nugent
This one’s no secret.
Ted Nugent is, perhaps, the most outspoken supporter of the Second Amendment when it comes to celebrities. No pro-gun celebrity list would be complete without him.
6. Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin is an avid gun owner and a fervent supporter of the Second Amendment.
Adam Baldwin is definitely one of the more honest celebrities out there when it comes to his views on politics and gun rights. He frequently uses his Twitter account to post pro-gun articles and views to over 100,000 fans.
5. Kevin Sorbo
Yes, Hercules is pro-guns as well!
“You can [take] all guns away and the bad guys will still get guns!! Do you honestly believe the bad guys care about any stupid law that is passed??!! This is why we call them bad guys!”
4. Dean Cain
Yes, Superman himself is pro-guns.
Dean Cain has been very outspoken on his Twitter account through the years, slamming gun control propaganda every chance he can get. He even told fellow celebrity Rob Lowe that he “would be keeping his guns” during one interview exchange.
3. Dan Bilzerian
Dan Bilzerian is a professional poker player with reported winnings in the tens of millions of dollars. He has played minor roles in Lone Survivor, Olympus Has Fallen and The Other Woman.
Over the years, Bilzerian has become a social media celebrity.
The accomplished playboy has tens of millions of fans between his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts, where he shares photos of beautiful women, extreme adventures, and his impressive gun collection, which includes numerous NFA items.
2. R. Lee Ermey
R. Lee Ermey, aka “The Gunny” is a veteran Marine and accomplished actor. He has appeared on a slew of gun-related movies, television shows, and brands.
The Gunny now spends his time as one of the official spokesmen for Glock firearms.
1. Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris has been a historical figurehead in the defense of the Second Amendment.
Although the black-belt master may never need a firearm because his hands and feet are considered to be deadly weapons, Norris still supports the rights of lesser mortals to own them.