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Angelina Jolie on Guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Viking6, Jun 4, 2008.

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  1. Viking6

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    This is a part of an interview she did in Britain. Just FYI.


    "If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I've no problem shooting them." That's Angelina Jolie, revealing her up-with-the-Second-Amendment maternal instincts to Britain's Mail on Sunday.

    And, as an added warning, the protective mom of Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, Shiloh, 2, and the still-baking, Brad Pitt-spawned double buns in her oven, points out that she "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," acknowledges Jolie, who is out stumping for the soon-to-be-released thriller, "Wanted," in which she plays a weapons-wielding assassin. "And yes, I'd be able to use it if I had to. I could handle myself. I think there are certain combat skills that would come out. I tend to want to throw an elbow."

    Says the goodwill-promoting earth mother, "There's a side to me that people know is humanitarian, and there's a side to me that's a mommy. But there's also the side that likes to get down and dirty and run and jump around and fire guns."

    And while it'll probably be several years before any of her tots see her popping a cap or 50 in "Wanted," she's not going to shield them from violence on the big screen.

    "It's just not a reality in this day and age to say, 'I'm never going to let my kids watch a movie that has a gun in it,'" explains Angelina. "It's important to know that this exists. But I'm very clear with my children about who's a good guy and who's bad."
     
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    I've never been in the "Ohmygawd she's a hottie" camp, but after seeing this article the other day, my opinion of here (yea ... and Brad too) has risen several notches.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. IIRC, she insisted on being trained pretty thoroughly on shooting when filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith. It's always good to have a celebrity out there talking up our side.

    Springmom
     
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    Long thread already going on here.
     
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