If you came here looking for NRA celebrities or famous NRA supporters then I have good news… there’s a lot more of them than you would think. In fact, if many of these people and those not listed would come out of the closet (so to speak) I think we could put this power grab, er, gun control issue to rest for now.
As it is, the brave millions who openly support, finance and endorse the NRA will carry the flag. Let’s look at some of these famous NRA members and even some celebrity gun owners and famous gun enthusiasts who ought to be openly pro gun, if they’re not already.
Famous NRA Members List
- President John F. Kennedy (Lifetime Member)
- Whoopi Goldberg
- James Earl Jones
- Steven Spielberg
- Karl Malone
- Vince Vaughn
- Lou Ferrigno
- Joe Mantegna
- Adam Vinatieri
- Jesse James
- Miranda Lambert
- S.E. Cupp
- Nolan Ryan
- Tom Selleck
- Adam Baldwin
- Chuck Wollery
- Jame Hetfield
Let’s look at some of the closer.
One NRA celebrity that always surprises people is Whoopi Goldberg, likely because of her progressive presence on The View and her apparently ultra left-leaning views on most things. She came “out of the closet” on her show during a May 2012 segment with John Stossel, admitting that she’s a card-carrying member of the NRA and shocking her audience at the same time.
How about the widely adored James Earl Jones? He’s a self-admitted member of the NRA and allegedly said:
“The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
In what might be a shocking revelation to some, especially those in the sequestered confines of progressive coolness, Steven Spielberg is not just a supporter of the NRA, he is alleged to have a rather large collection.
Karl Malone, the outspoken and dazzling NBA Hall of Famer, is a gun owner, hunter, former NRA spokesman and is now board member of the NRA.
S.E. Cupp is the well known co-host of CNN’s Crossfire and also a columnist at the New York Daily News. She’s an outspoken conservative and has made her support of the 2nd Amendment and the NRA well known. Cupp says that she enjoys hunting and going to the range. You may also recognize her from her spot in the NRA Mom campaign, which encourages mothers to be strong and to defend their rights and protect their families. Cupp states in her ad:
“as a woman, and now a mom, it’s incredibly important to me to feel like I can take care of myself and my family and I’m proud to be a member of an organization that supports my right to do so.”
The Food Network host Alton Brown said in May 2012 that he’s regularly packing, “… it’s a dangerous world,” he said. He also notes that his home is well protected by tweeting
“At home we like to say the house is protected by Mossberg, but the Mossberg is protected by H&K.”
Joe Mantegna, the wildly popular “Criminal Minds” celebrity, was interviewed by the N.R.A.’s American Rifleman and he stated that he really loves the .45 and prefers it as his every day carry gun. He went on to say about it:
“That wasn’t the very first handgun I shot, but it was the one I ultimately used competitively. I just enjoy the caliber. I’ve shot pretty much every handgun caliber you can think of and the .45 ACP is perfect. It has mass, the recoil is a little more, you get a lot of push, but you don’t get a lot of torque. And it’s just the aesthetics of it. It’s old school. It’s what I carry on ‘Criminal Minds.’
NFL Superstar Adam Vinatieri is a lifetime member of the NRA and he said at the 2014 NRA convention:
“That’s what I love about the NRA. They are keeping up the good fight and they are staying the course. They do it… for supporters like you and supporters like me – with the Constitution as their playbook.”
Jesse James of West Coast Choppers openly urged Americans in 2012 on his Facebook page to join the NRA after the Sandy Hook shooting. He leads the pack of outspoken and famous NRA supporters.
Vince Vaughn is a well-known gun enthusiast and 2 Amendment supporter. He recently told GQ London that he fully supports the right of citizens to having a gun in public, not just in their homes. He went on to relate that many mass shootings have “only happened in places that don’t allow guns,” and suggested the problem with America’s schools is that there isn’t an armed presence at them to prevent or deter violence, by firearm or otherwise. Vaughn says:
“…so again and again these guys go and shoot up these fucking schools because they know there are no guns there. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat.”
Country star Miranda Lambert (and her winged pistols logo and tattoo) is a lifetime member of the NRA and allegedly said:
“I carry a weapon. I got a death threat a few years ago and was really scared. But I don’t want bodyguards. I am my own security.”
Hall of Fame MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan is not only a member of the NRA, he appeared in their “I’m The N.R.A.” campaign ads.
When it comes to famous NRA celebrities, Magnum P.I.’s Tom Selleck is not “just” an NRA supporter, he’s also a Board Member and not afraid to tackle the loud-mouthed bullies on the left who want to shame and belittle their puppets into submission, like he did Rosie O’Donnel in the 1990’s when she attacked him live on her t.v. show and attempted to show what happens when you don’t fall into lock-step alignment with the left (verbal bullying, insults, belittling etc…). You just have to love the “loving, embracing and tolerant” left. Needless to say, the feeble-minded O’Donnell failed miserably.
Firefly icon and star of the cult-classic movie Full Metal Jacket, Adam Baldwin, is an open and ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment and doesn’t hide his beliefs as he openly posts his support on social media.
The lead singer of Metallica, James Hetfield, is an NRA member and is quoted as saying:
“I love my guns. I love that my dad handed them down to me, and I’m taking care of them. To me, though, some of the gun laws definitely don’t make any sense, but also the Second Amendment is very important to me.”
Chuck Woolery, the God Father of game show hosting and Hollywood icon, is as openly supportive of the 2nd Amendment as you can get. Well, how about I let Chuck explain his position in this video.
Here’s a list of gun owners who may or may not be NRA supporters, but who obviously “benefit” from the NRA
Feel free, if you’ve got the balls, to question the man himself Charles Barkley about his desire to carry a gun. He says he’s had a gun in his car without fail since he’s been 21 or so. Why? Well, he simply says:
“I just feel safer with it!”
Aerosmith’s lead guitarist Joe Perry is a gun-loving collector and enthusiast, and said:
“I have always been fascinated with guns. I grew up in America, so granted, it is part of our heritage and it is written into the laws of how this country is run.”
Eric Clapton, the bigger-than-life music legend, might love him some Layla, but he also loves his guns. He’s said to have started shooting in 2003 and since has built up a fairly good-sized firearms collection. He said:
“I like a gun to look like a working tool but it’s a magnificent piece of art as well.”
Tom Brokaw of NBC Nightly News fame, is reported to love bird hunting, so much so that he even purchased a whopping 640 acre ranch in the hills of Montana for hunting and fishing.
Speaking of sexy, Jennifer Lawrence is very similar to the character she portrayed in The Hunger Games… she’s simply amazing. While she played the role of an incredible bad ass known as Katniss Everdeen, the real life Lawrence says her dreams include a big dog and a shotgun.
Then there’s Brad Pitt, who may or may not be a card-carrying member, but he is a strong supporter of the right to self-defense. He said during an interview with the Daily Mail that:
“America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange, but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.”
Like her hubby, Angelina Jolie said in a 2008 Daily Mail interview that she believes in the right to self-defense and to have a gun in a person’s home.
“If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them. Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I’d be able to use it if I had to. I could handle myself.”
I’m not sure if he’s a member of the NRA, but Kurt Russell is as cool and tough as they come. He hosts an annual celebrity hunt with meat being donated to feed the homeless. He also put some snobby British journalist in his place during a recent interview when he said, regarding Obama’s suggestion that anyone on the “No-fly” list not be allowed to possess a firearm:
“They can also make a bomb pretty easily. So what? They can also get knives and stab you. What are you gonna do about that? They can get cars and run you over with them. What are you gonna do about that? What are you gonna do about that? So what are you gonna do? Outlaw everything? That isn’t the answer.”
Johnny Depp recalls in a 2009 interview being quite familiar with the weapons as a youngster, according to the Huffington Post, something he’s hoping to pass on to his own children. Depp recalls:
“We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, sub-machine guns. When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren’t shooting at humans — we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice.”
Depp’s beautiful wife, actress Amber Heard, is reported to have said,
“I’m a good shot and I love guns. I own several. I don’t have children in the house so I sleep with my gun in a place that’s close enough that if I needed to protect myself, I could. I’m fully trained and I’m an active member of a gun club. I’m definitely pro-gun.“
How about some Ice-T, the outspoken rapper and actor who said that guns owned by good, law-abiding citizens is the only defense against tyrants, thugs and criminals.
Shaquille O’Neal, retired NBA superstar and Master of Much as I like to call him, likes to go on “Shaqfaris,” hunting goats and wild boar.
Famous actor Gary Sinise, the Academy Award winner who’s perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Dan in the movie Forrest Gump, supports the 2nd Amendment and said:
“It’s a Second Amendment right and bad guys aren’t going to turn their weapons in, so good people need to be able to protect themselves.”
Kevin Sorbo is another Hollywood star that is openly opposed to gun control. Perhaps best known for his roles in “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Andromeda”, he’s stated that
“You can take all guns away and the bad guys will still get guns. Do you honestly believe the bad guys care about any stupid law that is passed? This is why we call them bad guys. The gun control issue is ridiculous.”
Chriss Pratt, another Hollywood celeb who loves him some 2nd Amendment, is quoted as saying:
“Some people fast, some people go on a cruise or visit a day spa. I get out in the woods with a rifle or a bow. That’s my release.”
Gabriela “Gabby” Franco, the two-time contestant on History’s hit show Top Shot, as well as being a former Olympic shooter, talks about her love of guns and explains it this way:
“I believe in my right to preserve my life at all costs, because as I learned from my fellow shooters in Venezuela, criminals only care about their lives, not mine.”
More and more people, despite liberal mind-control via social group think, are starting to admit that this whole gun-grab makes no sense what so ever for the United States. In fact, large groups are taking a stand together in a show of force, which is exactly what this world needs right now… common sense and strong leadership.
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According to the NY Daily News, the following are some of the licensed (NYC permit holding) gun owning celebrities:
Robert De Niro
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