"Gunny" people that suprised you...


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Redlg155
March 29, 2012, 12:33 PM
Andrew Zimmerman aka Bizarre Foods. I've seen him shoot game with a shotgun.
Anthony Bourdain-Travel Channel- Roebuck with a rifle.

Could I consider them gun fanatics? No, but it did impress me that they had no problems with the kill. With my luck they will have some anti gun sentiment hidden in the past. Still, how many guys can shoot a duck and eat his ...... while still warm?

Any other people that surprised you? I'm sure many of us had a neighbor we never really knew that had a M1 Garand under the bed.

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maskedman504
March 29, 2012, 12:50 PM
My brother's wife; never knew she carried until she got pulled over for speeding with me in the car and she handed over her concealed and let the officer secure her pistol.

FourTeeFive
March 29, 2012, 12:52 PM
In one episode Anthony Bourdain went shooting with Ted Nugent (including some full-auto fun) and admitted he enjoyed the experience. And admitted that he was a typical New Yorker who previously was anti-gun. Not sure of his position now.

Up here in the Pacific Northwest there are a surprising number of very liberal people who shoot. I'm still convinced that the anti-gun rhetoric of the liberal party comes more from the politicians than from their constituents.

I have a distant relative who is a very refined woman in her 60's. She lives in a high-end part of Seattle and is always dolled-up with her expensive accessories. One day I mentioned shooting and she said "oh, take me with you! I love to shoot! When I was a young girl I used to go out shooting with my daddy."

That caught me off guard. I just hope she doesn't break a nail at the range.

jahwarrior
March 29, 2012, 12:55 PM
My mom. One of the first things my parents did when they moved to PA was get licenses to carry. I had no idea she even carried a gun until told me she had to draw on some guy in the parking lot in the Mt. Pocono area. A Colt Detective, by the way.

VT is full of "liberals" who own and shoot guns regularly. I once had the pleasure of staying with a hippie family, who hunted and grew all of their own food, and went target shooting every morning in the yard. They lived right outside Middlebury, VT.

murphyreedus
March 29, 2012, 01:24 PM
Alton Brown, Food Network, "Good Eats".

shotgunjoel
March 29, 2012, 01:32 PM
I had a Russian professor take me out to lunch once. On the way back we were talking and I said that I shot trap. He didn't understand so I held my arms like I was holding a shotgun and said 'boom'. He laughed and talked about how when he was in high school the army had all of the boys shoot the "Kalashnikov". (he was in high school during the Cold War of course) He said that he was horrible and couldn't hit anything. It was interesting to here about the Cold War from a Russian.

danez71
March 29, 2012, 02:32 PM
Dr Ruth was a sniper in Isreal.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/doctor/drruth.asp

Not sure that qualifies as a "gunny" but it is surprising.

Cosmoline
March 29, 2012, 02:43 PM
Those hard-core foodies would kill with their bare hands if given the chance ;-) You do NOT want to be the one stranded on a raft with Zimmerman or Bourdain.

19-3Ben
March 29, 2012, 02:51 PM
Those hard-core foodies would kill with their bare hands if given the chance ;-)

As an amateur hard-core foodie myself, I can say, there's a lot to be said for fresh ingredients!! Fortunately, we have Whole Foods nearby, so killing animals with my bare hands is unnecessary.:D

HoosierQ
March 29, 2012, 02:58 PM
Liberal citizens are, in my experience only a little bit more likely to be "anti-gun" than conservative citizens. Conversely, one of the most anti-gun people here at work is also one of the most conservative in all other ways.

I have always contended that support and belief in the 2nd Amendment transcended the American political aisle.

Bourdain is a good example. He's a raging liberal by many standards, and I doubt that we'll see him on the board of the NRA, but he obviously understands now that his New York / Vassar College upbringing has isolated him from that portion of the American mainstream that has always seen guns as normal tools of life...like I did growing up in rural Indiana.

Zimmern is the real deal...hunts regularly etc.

RobNDenver
March 29, 2012, 03:00 PM
In one episode Anthony Bourdain went shooting with Ted Nugent (including some full-auto fun) and admitted he enjoyed the experience. And admitted that he was a typical New Yorker who previously was anti-gun. Not sure of his position now.

Up here in the Pacific Northwest there are a surprising number of very liberal people who shoot. I'm still convinced that the anti-gun rhetoric of the liberal party comes more from the politicians than from their constituents.

I have a distant relative who is a very refined woman in her 60's. She lives in a high-end part of Seattle and is always dolled-up with her expensive accessories. One day I mentioned shooting and she said "oh, take me with you! I love to shoot! When I was a young girl I used to go out shooting with my daddy."

That caught me off guard. I just hope she doesn't break a nail at the range.
You just couldn't resist the snark . . . I am as liberal as they come. I am a Vietnam Vet, have been a cop my entire life, until I retired into the private sector and have more guns than I want my wife to know about! I shoot once a week, and hunt birds and big game religiously. . .

I believe that everyone in America deserves health care, a decent wage, a safety net and a gun if they want one and haven't been convicted of a disqualifying offense.

There are likely many more of us like me out here than you think.

SlowFuse
March 29, 2012, 03:07 PM
This suprise happened to me just yesterday. I was on a morning break at work and went downstairs to talk with a friend. I walked in mid-conversation with him and a doctor we work with. This guy is a well dressed 80 year old retired doctor. He was talking about his S&W Governor and how he was looking for something with a little more power like a 454 C. I was completely shocked! Great conversation though. Real world stories of hunts and just general shooting experiences. More proof that you can't judge a book by its cover.

Flintknapper
March 29, 2012, 08:31 PM
Saw Jerry Mathers (of Leave it to Beaver...fame) shooting steel targets on TV the other day. He didn't do too bad. Definitely NOT his first time to pick up a pistol.

BigN
March 29, 2012, 09:14 PM
Robert Carradine of "Revenge of the Nerds" fame. Saw him on a gun show recently shooting steel targets with a 22 semi handgun. Did well. I like to see high profile Hollywood types who shoot guns.

ol' scratch
March 29, 2012, 09:27 PM
Hunter S. Thompson.

atomd
March 29, 2012, 10:19 PM
Hunter Thompson was a gun guy... he said for years that if he was going to die, he was going to die by the gun (and he did). His son took the .44 mag he shot himself with and fired the rest of the cylinder into the air minutes after his death (maybe sort of like a 21 gun salute thing?). Not so sure the people he voted for shared his like of guns..probably not...but heck, the guy did a heck of a lot of drugs so that might explain it.

Steve CT
March 29, 2012, 10:30 PM
My wife of OH SO MANY YEARS who has tolerated the guns and shooting in my life informed me about a month ago that she had taken the NRA Basic Pistol class and is applying for her CT Carry Permit. I've had only two bigger surprises in life, I was a more active (but equally clueless) participant in both, two kids!

She's still a Keeper

DeepSouth
March 29, 2012, 10:32 PM
I once saw an old AL govoner (Fob James) open his desk drawer during an TV interview to look for something. The first thing he pulled out was what appeared to be a 38 snuby, then he just sat it on his desk and kept pulling out papers and such. It was just so casual I doubt most people noticed. I don't nessiarly know that he was a gun guy, but he did keep one in his desk drawer.




Parten typos posted via iPhone

Unistat
March 29, 2012, 10:35 PM
Alton Brown, Food Network, "Good Eats".
Yep.
http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/chc_hmc/AltonBrown.jpg

jbkebert
March 29, 2012, 10:39 PM
Jeff Corwin from animal planet:what:

I attended a seminar that he gave in Topeka,KS. I just about fell out of my chair. He talked about sitting in a treestand in MA and collecting venison for his families protein. Never ever would have guessed that.

9mmepiphany
March 29, 2012, 11:22 PM
Robert Carradine of "Revenge of the Nerds" fame. Saw him on a gun show recently shooting steel targets with a 22 semi handgun. Did well. I like to see high profile Hollywood types who shoot guns.
All three of the Carradine brothers were gunnies...mostly cowboy guns

jim147
March 30, 2012, 01:16 AM
The Alton pic will be my wife's background pic when she gets on the computer tomorrow. :evil:

I'm not in the list of famous people that have been posted, but I got to shock some guys today. They think of me more as a geek that can fix anything. They started talking about bow hunting and then they said they were hosting a CCW training in June. I said I wanted more info about the CCW for my wife and a friend and got asked what I shot. I said it was a toss up between .45 ACP and .45 Colt.

The guy I was talking to said that he had a friend that reloaded 9mm, .380 and .38 but didn't think he did .45.

I said that's alright. I load for about 20 calibers, and cast lead for all but one of those.

I just smiled as his jaw dropped. They also learned today that I was a machinist for years.

You can't judge a book by it's cover. :D

jim

Ric
March 30, 2012, 07:37 PM
Kelly Clarkson sleeps with a 45acp next to her bed.

parsimonious_instead
March 30, 2012, 09:27 PM
My clients are pretty much all in the suburbs of NYC, overwhelmingly Democrat/Liberal.
When they find out that I'm into shooting I take *THEM* by suprise.

But to answer the question in its original form, I'd say Jay Baruchel, actor in the comedy Tropic Thunder. Notes I've read on the production indicate that he was sort of a "gun geek" and really jazzed to be handling weapons for his role.

Stevie-Ray
March 30, 2012, 10:10 PM
Eva Longoria. Hot damn.

And I've always loved Leslie Easterbrook.

baronthered
April 1, 2012, 03:40 AM
If i remember Kurt Russel and Harrison Ford are two.

mljdeckard
April 1, 2012, 03:49 AM
Harrison Ford also remarked recently that there are way too many people carrying guns these days.

mljdeckard
April 1, 2012, 04:13 AM
John Larroquette is an avid varmint hunter.

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