With the current nationwide discussion about “gun-control,” whether you are for it, or not, many regular folks like us, well-known athletes, politicians and celebrities do pack heat, according to some of the celebs admitting to it.
Of course, most of these public figures do not carry a gun for the hell of it, they carry it for protection.
Veteran entertainer and host of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg confirmed that she is a member of the National Rifle Association, (NRA,) and actually owns several guns.
“I don’t mind having to register and let [the government] know that I have them," said the famous New Yorker.
Moreover, it is also known that both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who also have a residence in New York City, own a gun.
Angelina was quoted back in 2008, “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.”
Angelina continued to say, “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.”
"America’s Got Talent" Judge, and New York resident Howard Stern, has always been vocal about him “packing heat.” He says he needs it to protect his family from all the “nuts” out there.
New York-born and raised celebs like Donald Trump, Robert DeNiro and Latin Crooner, Marc Anthony are known to have applied for a gun license. But it is not clear if they actually pack heat outside.
According to actor, Rob Lowe, he stresses that guns has always been a part of American history, and should not be taken away from our hands. But is it necessary to own “assault weapons?”
Must you have a weapon that can take out a slew of people in one shot, like one of the weapons used in the heartbreaking elementary school massacre that occurred last December in Newton, Connecticut?
It is fine to carry a pistol for protection, but an assault semi-automatic weapon is something else.
Still to this day, President Obama and many law-makers are figuring out a way to strengthen the gun-control laws. Many are agreeing with some of the laws ironed out, others are not.
But certainly we do not need guns in the hands of the mental-ill or heavily depressed individuals. Then, again, how do we know who is mentally insane or who is capable of shooting people or not.
Is owning a gun a luxury or a necessity? Your comments are welcomed.