This is a discussion on Angelina on bearing arms within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by limatunes Unfortunately (right or wrong, relevant or not), our society today sees actors and actresses like other countries see royalty. They set ...
I have always been amazed at how the hollywood type will make gun movies but are so out spoken to ban them. Any thing for a buck right.
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That's why it's so unfortunate that they are so idolized, especially by the upcoming generation. It's not the older people I'm worried about. My Dad's generation comes from an era where people still thought before they spoke, learned the facts before they acted and worked for what they got.
But the upcoming generation (mine and the one after) is filled with airheads who live entirely off of what "feels" right. Their head is buried further in the celeb gossip magazines than it will ever be buried in reason and science, fact, and the art of extrapolation to come to a conclusion.
They listen to the celebrities because they don't know how (and don't care to learn how) to think for themselves. Forget what's right and wrong.. that would take actually knowing what principles were, having some, and standing by them. That's too much work. It's so much easier to borrow some over-paid, fluffy, delusional actor or actress's misguided ideals.
Sigh... God help my children.
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I hope this is true. It’s nice to have at least one Hollyweird celeb. that seems to be on our side for a change. I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. If she wants to tell people having a gun for self-protection is a good thing I am all for it. It can only help our cause.
DEMOCRACY IS TWO WOLVES AND A LAMB VOTING ON WHAT TO HAVE FOR LUNCH. LIBERTY IS A WELL ARMED LAMB CONtestING THE VOTE.
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Tom Selleck and of course Charlton Heston past have been saying the same things for years in a vocal way.
At the Gavin De Becker website Meryl Streep is on record with a quote in support of his book 'The Gift of Fear' which as was widely introduced this past winter was included amongst Oprah Winfrey's list of must read books. Oprah even had him as a 1 hr. full spot guest on her show talking about the book and the methods he details therein.
As far as I know Oprah has had no public position on firearms or the 2A in specific.
Yes Hollywood has a good number of strange 'charachters' to it but then name me any industry or career path that does not. Politics, sports of any sort/type, bankers, IT, you name it, and law enforcement too.
Where one lives and/or what they do to pay the rent is not necessarily an indicator of their beliefs, intelligence, or worthiness of opinion statement.
I mean Charlton Heston was an actor of Hollywood and he was the head of the NRA.
Ronald Reagan was head of the Screen Actors Guild before becoming Governor of CA followed by PoTUS and folks from the right hold him up as being an ideal akin to George Washington or some such.
Lets not be so easy to blow off actors stated opinions just as we should not be so easy to embrace same by others be it for or against our own positions.
As to Jolie's statement it's not really a surprise.
I mean this is the same lady who was on photo record multiple times tongue kissing her brother and stating how hot he was/is. She wore a vial of blood around her neck from that of her then husband Billy Bob Thornton. BILLY BOB THORNTON. She married, him!
And now it comes out she owns a pair of HKs like those she used in Tomb Raider. Wow...who'd have thunk that?!
Next she'll go on record as being for legalization of marijuana. Amazing!
Another reason to like her! (as if I needed one)
She has "know your rights" tatooed across her upper back in an old-timey font. Angelina Jolie-Know Your Rights tattoo on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
It's even visible in a scene from a trailer for whatever her latest movie is. Let's hope she gives the 2nd Amendment as much respect as the others.
Clinging to guns and God in PA...
Hey...maybe not all of hollywood is crazy....oh wait...yep, they still are...
isn't this the woman who carried a vial of blood around her neck when she was married to billy bob thornton?
--people ask why I carry, and I show them this picture. I think it says it all.--
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Her son, Maddox, wears a "pistol" necklace:
Usmagazine.com | Angelina Jolie's Son Maddox Wears Gun Charm Necklace
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
Now I love her even more.But there's also the side that likes to get down and dirty and run and jump around and fire guns.
Another possibility is that the insane adulation they receive from the fans makes them think that the public wants to live the fantasy life they portray in the shoot-em-ups. That's enough to scare anyone.
I tossed my last TV over 20 years ago, but sometimes stop in store windows or check what's on the tube in the local coffee shop. The last shoot-em-up I saw involved two suits chasing some seedy looking character through a subway. Everyone blasting away with machine guns, dead bystanders everywhere, thousands of rounds blasted away (and never a reload or empty mag, of course), the bad guy escapes unscathed, and the two suits casually saunter away, stepping over the bystanders they killed.
Of course people are going to be anti gun if that's all the information they have to work from.
Have seen a few interviews with her, she is smart and knows what she wants. She also seems to live more by her words than most actors. she knows how to play the sytem to get what she wants. She also helps a lot of kids around the world and that buys her a lot of points in my books. I have seen coments from her in the past of her collection of knives and guns. She spends a lot of time outside of hollywood in places like Cambodia and other 3rd world countries, she knows that life is not Disney. The fact that she is easy to look at does not hurt.