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  1. mljdeckard

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    Tonight he was on Leno talking about how he and the wife were in (I think he said) Louisiana for work, and both of them bought guns. She bought a Glock, he bought a 'Springfield'. (I'm going to guess he's an XD kind of guy if the wife got a Glock.)

    He says when Scout (Demi and Bruce's daughter) had a boy over to 'their place in Idaho', he took him out in the back and showed him how to shoot mostly to intimidate the hell out of him, and says he wears it around all the time. (I'm trying to imangine anyone other than an infant being intimidated by Ashton Kutcher.)

    Is he/are they good representation for the RKBA? Are we buying this? Am I being too cynical?
     
  2. Cosmoline

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    Hey dude, where's my Glock?
     
  3. ReadyontheRight

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    I certainly understand that you're making a joke, but isn't this the exact kind of thinking that leads to gun control? "It's OK for me, but not for thee..."

    If he's supporting RKBA and shooting sports...more power to him. Most celebrities are too scared to admit that guns are not eeeeeeeeevil.
     
  4. LanEvo`

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    I think it's always a good thing when a relatively high-profile personality talks about firearms in a positive way. Even if Kutcher is a doofus, he's still a pretty popular celebrity. His talking about firearms and presenting shooting as a fun, positive, and normal activity can only be a good thing.

    At the very least, it helps dispel the "crazy redneck gun nut" image that so many anti-gunners present. A young, good-looking, and popular Hollywood type who talks openly about his choice to CCW goes some ways to discredit that stereotype.
     
  5. Evil Monkey

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    Yeah I saw that just about 2 and a half hours ago!
    I was quite supprised when he said that. I like how Leno said something along the lines of "Yeah women love the Glocks..." :)

    BTW: totally off topic but did anyone catch Conan O'brien afterwards? When he was tasting the cherry sauce? HAhahahaha!:D :D :D
     
  6. Silver Bullet

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    Sounds right to me.
     
  7. MTMilitiaman

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    I am with most here. A popular face presenting gun ownership in a positive light isn't bad in my book. In fact I think I he just jumped a couple cool-ness points on my scale.
     
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    no, because asston is a humongous anti-gunlib, for me and you , that is.
     
  9. razorburn

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    always good when people are getting into guns and presenting them positively. It's a positive thing when popular, good looking young people can make guns appear more normal, and push it a little farther from the myth that guns are just the domain of crazy middle aged rednecks.
     
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    I don't particularly care for the guy but I think a lot of what you see from him is part of the act. I doubt that he is really as dumb as some of his characters. Either way I bet laying down the cash for the Glock and Springfield didn't hurt his bank account as much as it would yours or mine.

    *You may be right about diminished mental capacity though, he did choose the Springfield when Glocks were available. :)
     
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    Eh, give him the benefit of the doubt, he might have gotten a 1911.
     
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    Then we would have known he's smarter than he acts! :)
     
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    Keep in mind that Demi Moore was married to Bruce Willis. I doubt she would go from an ultra conservative{for Hollywood anyway} to a hand wringing liberal.
     
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    He's played a doofus on TV, but I doubt he really is one.

    To his credit, he stayed with the TV show he was on, even though his movie career was taking off. He could have bailed, or made huge demands etc.

    Just like some of the action movie stars turn out to be anti-gun liberals going against their on-screen personas, I think Kutcher is a relatively intelligent guy, who has used his on-screen image to further his career, but that doesn't mean he like that in real life.

    He's also in a movie with Kevin Costner than show a more serious, mature side to him. Not that Costner makes that great of movies, but it has to be better than "Dude, where's my car".
     
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    So they are both residents of Louisiana?

    I thought you had to be a resident of the State you are making the purchase in to buy a handgun?
     
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    I like the guy. The cast members of the 70s show related how he would go to any lenght.even painful ones,to get the scene accomplished. He has been successful in comedy,a very tough business. In the future he may really surprise us a gun rights advocate. Remember Mr. Jerry Mathers from "leave to Beaver" frame.
     
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    I would not look a gift horse in the mouth. Ashton is not going to go on national TV and spew about buying guns for Demi and himself if they were anti gun! How nice it is that they are not anti libtards spewing the sins of the evil gun, like the majority of the other Hollyweird types. No one complained or guestioned Eva Longoria when she came out saying that she loves to shot guns! Any star that will share that is alright in my book!:D
     
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    Kelso with a gun???:what: that is just scary.
     
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    Laura Prepon from "That 70's Show" has also mentioned tht she likes shooting, and that she owns a mini-14. This was a few years ago now, and I haven't heard anything else. I'm guessing her agent told her to shut up about it.

    It would be interesting to know if she influenced Kutcher (I know she could influence me :evil: ), and if that cast in general leans towards pro-gun.
     
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    haha, being a doofus has earned him many millions of dollars, gotten him in the rarest of all things hollywood: a long term, stable relationship, and has allowed him some to become one this generations pop culture icons. If thats what being a doofus is all about, then I count me in. I am not surprised that he or Demi Moore are into guns. Bruce Willis is, so it sort of makes sense that it would carry over.

    I don't know why it would be bad for pro-2A people. Kutcher is young, good looking and popular. We are trying to reach kids, and I have to say that the good old boy Grampa image doesn't reach most kids anymore. For better or for worse, kids can relate to Kutcher, and so if he is on our side, so much the better.Plus, wasn't Demi Moore a super-awesome SEAL at some point? Everyone knows that SEALS like guns.
     
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    First, I would bet Glock and Springfield sales will take a little hop just because of that.

    Second, Actors are keenly aware of the damage popular opinion can have on their earning capabilities. Saying anything about firearms will have some consequences. Saying anything that is not negative risks offending more people than saying nothing at all and that risks loosing jobs/earnings.

    Third, The only ones that can say whether he should be the new face of gun owners or not are those who actually saw the bit on The Tonight Show.

    Anybody know of a clip available of it?
     
  22. Green Lantern

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    Examples/proof? :confused:

    I say, more power to him until/unless I find he's one of the "elitists." :cool:
     
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    "So, you like guns? I like guns. I'm also not afraid to go back to prison.":D
     
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    I don't care if he's more pro gun than Chuck Heston. He's a moron and not someone that I'd care to see representing anything I associate myself with.
     
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    Beat me to it.
     
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