Friends in High Places

It’s great having someone at your six, someone who has your back. This great organization will do that and possibly other members in the concealed carry community. But who in “high places” understands and speaks for us? Who can we trust to advocate on our behalf?

Here are some of the top celebrities in the U.S. and the world and their stance on our freedoms. I bet you or your kids listen to their music, attend their concerts or buy tickets for their movies. Your children may follow them on Instagram and Twitter … and that means these people have a significant voice in your life, whether you know it or like it or not.

  1. Shania Twain: She’s Canadian — the country where the word “mankind” is out of fashion, says boy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who wants “peoplekind” used, instead — and she’s 52 and married to a guy named “Mutt.” (It’s true. You can look it up.) Twain is a vegetarian, believes that chanting with crystals cures cancer. And she contributed to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence but had armed guards at her January 2011 Puerto Rico wedding to Mutt. Country music. Really?
  2. Kevin Bacon: The guy who comes with eggs and toast has also contributed to anti-gun campaigns of the Brady Center. But Kev has used guns in plenty of his movies, movies that put plenty of cash in his and Kyra Sedgwick’s pockets: Tremors (Winchester Model 1892, Micro Uzi), Death Sentence (Rossi Overland, Colt Python), Trapped (S&W Model 19) and plenty more.
  3. Matt Damon: Matt “I actually hate guns … they freak me out” Damon has made a living off your entertainment with his Jason Bourne franchise, but he believes you are a “schmo” — Yiddish for an idiot or a cuckold.
  4. Sean Connery: “An open-handed slap is justified — if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning. If a woman is a [expletive], or hysterical or bloody-minded continually, then I’d do it. They want a smack.” The former 007 taped a 1997 anti-gun ad for the BBC: “It is said that a total ban on handguns, including .22s, would take away innocent pleasure from thousands of people. Is that more or less pleasure than watching your child grow up?” Huh?
  5. Arnold Schwarzenegger: He once supported the 2nd Amendment, but then he got political — in California! Remember Terminator (Armalite AR-18), Predator (Desert Eagle Mark I), Last Action Hero (HK MP5K) and so many more. Of course, it turns out that this idol has feet of clay. Keep him away from your wife and girlfriend. In a 2003 issue of Time, he said, “I’m for gun control. I’m a peace-loving guy.”
  6. George Clooney: He made fun of Charlton Heston when Heston was dying: “I don’t care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.” He owns a villa on spectacular Lake Como in Northern Italy but complains there are too many African immigrants in town. In The American, he used a Ruger Mini14. In The Peacemaker, a Beretta 92FS. Hypocrite.

These are the people I want to keep away from my home. These people who make a living off making “gun violence” seem romantic … and then want to deny the work they have done. And there are plenty more where these came from: Lady “I just abhor violence” Gaga (used a PPKS in Machete Kills), Sylvester “And you thought he was your friend” Stallone (used a SIG Sauer P229 in The Expendables 2), Mark Funky Bunch “I’d like to see if we could take them all away” Wahlberg (used a Taurus PT92 in Shooter) and Bobby “There should be more control” DeNiro (used a Glock 19 in Righteous Kill).

Me? I prefer Tom Selleck, Brad Pitt, Miranda Lambert, Ted Nugent, Gary Sinise, Clint Eastwood.

Think about it when you splash cash for a movie and popcorn — taking the family out now runs $50 to $75 dollars — or what music you prefer. Think about it when you tune into Netflix because, fortunately or not, our choice of entertainment now makes a political statement.

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