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DJLinus
10-27-05, 11:54 AM
L.A. LIBERALS PACKIN' HOT LEAD
PISTOL-packing Joe Mantegna is blasting a chink in the politically correct armor of some Hollywood heavyweights he says they love to own and shoot guns.

The "Joan of Arcadia" star says that such left-leaning showbiz types as Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio and playwright David Mamet are all avid shooters.

"Lots of guys in Hollywood love to shoot," Mantegna, a longtime gun sportsman, tells Fade In magazine. "But they ain't gonna talk to you."

"Apocalypse Now" screenwriter John Milius agrees. "It's fascinating that Hollywood is so hypocritical," he says. "Many people own [guns], but consistently vote against them and never talk about them. I used to shoot with Spielberg and [Robert] Zemeckis and Robert Stack. But no one else would admit they had any."

Producer/manager Jay Bernstein, who shepherded Farrah Fawcett and Linda Evans to fame, carries a gun in public and is prone to flashing it at Hollywood parties. But even he won't confirm that he has a Carry Concealed Weapons permit.

"It's one of the most uncomfortable subjects," Bernstein says, "because 'anti-gun' is more popular than 'gun' in Los Angeles."

As if to illustrate Bernstein's point, well-known gun enthusiasts Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen, Tom Selleck and Steven Seagal wanted nothing to do with Fade In's story.

Even gung-ho action director Richard Donner ("Lethal Weapon"), who has a concealed weapon permit, was reluctant to talk. "I am anything but a gun enthusiast," he said in a terse statement. "The only reason I would ever own a gun is for the protection of my home, my environment or my family under the circumstances in which I am forced to live."

Fade In says Seagal, Sylvester Stallone, music mogul Tommy Mottola and billionaire Kirk Kerkorian are among a mere 500 people licensed to carry a gun in public in Los Angeles County (pop. 9.8 million).

Meanwhile, those who can legally pack heat in New York include Donald Trump, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Seagram owner Edgar Bronfman, Howard Stern, Don Imus, State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Bronx Supreme court judge Richard L. Price and defense lawyer Barry Slotnick.

http://www.nypost.com/avantgo/avantgossip/30083.htm

Hmmm...I always pegged Spielberg as more of a walkie talkie enthusiast.

CRM114
10-27-05, 12:07 PM
Great. Another Hollywood story! :banana:

Shannon Nutt
10-27-05, 12:14 PM
Say what you will, but that Joe Mantegna was one hell of a football player. ;)

DRG
10-27-05, 12:15 PM
Meanwhile, those who can legally pack heat in New York include Donald Trump

This makes me imagine Trump in an action film... using the catchphrase "You're fired!" right before busting a cap in someone. :)

Nesbit
10-27-05, 12:16 PM
Who cares? Have any of these gun toting celebs said that the right to own a gun should be taken away or are they for more gun regulations? I'm for more gun regulations and I would own a guy (if my wife would let me).

kvrdave
10-27-05, 12:17 PM
Say what you will, but that Joe Mantegna was one hell of a football player. ;)
:lol:

CRM114
10-27-05, 12:18 PM
Who cares? Have any of these gun toting celebs said that the right to own a gun should be taken away or are they for more gun regulations? I'm for more gun regulations and I would own a guy (if my wife would let me).

Exactly. I heard Rush Limbaugh trumpeting this story yesterday in a vicodin-induced stupor. Sigh.

Red Dog
10-27-05, 12:24 PM
What does Fat Tony know about guns. He and his goons only bought 3 bullets when they were trying to whack Krusty the Clown.

Groucho
10-27-05, 12:24 PM
You can tell the story is off the mark when they lump Tom Selleck in there.

Numanoid
10-27-05, 12:25 PM
:lol: Is there a hypocrisy here, 'cause I don't see it?

classicman2
10-27-05, 12:26 PM
Good - I was wondering when we could get into another gun control debate.

We haven't had one in a long time.

:)

JasonF
10-27-05, 12:40 PM
Who cares? Have any of these gun toting celebs said that the right to own a gun should be taken away or are they for more gun regulations? I'm for more gun regulations and I would own a guy (if my wife would let me).

Forget about your wife -- it's the 13th Amendment you have to worry about.

Nesbit
10-27-05, 12:54 PM
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

So uhmmm WHAT?

Groucho
10-27-05, 12:56 PM
:lol:

5/5 to Jason5

adamblast
10-27-05, 01:01 PM
I would own a guy (if my wife would let me).See, that's why I'll never get married. I can own as many guys as I want.

CRM114
10-27-05, 01:06 PM
Thought it might be a joke about being a slave to my wife but it's not worded well.... 2/5 for the wording.

You wrote "own a guy" in case you haven't picked up on it yet. ;)

Nesbit
10-27-05, 01:07 PM
:lol: Didn't notice that.

LiquidSky
10-27-05, 01:13 PM
You wrote "own a guy" in case you haven't picked up on it yet. ;)

:eyebrow:

Numanoid
10-27-05, 01:13 PM
:lol:

5/5 to Jason51/5 for attention to usernames.

Nesbit
10-27-05, 01:16 PM
Just for the record I like black people. If someone said that I could have a slave I would tell them no.

LiquidSky
10-27-05, 01:27 PM
Just for the record I like black people. If someone said that I could have a slave I would tell them no.

I was thinking more along the lines of you taking on a male luuuvvvvaaahhhhh...... :)

adamblast
10-27-05, 01:29 PM
Just for the record I like black people. If someone said that I could have a slave I would tell them no.Well, we're sure glad you cleared that up. How would you feel about renting a latino?

Nesbit
10-27-05, 01:29 PM
I know what you were thinking LS and my wife DEFINITELY wouldn't let me own a guy for that. Sorry to disappoint.

JasonF
10-27-05, 01:36 PM
1/5 for attention to usernames.
rotfl

Tommy Ceez
10-27-05, 01:48 PM
Just for the record I like black people. If someone said that I could have a slave I would tell them no.
Tell you the truth, If someone offered me a slave, I'd have a few chores taken care of, and then free them as soon as the weekend was over.

LiquidSky
10-27-05, 01:50 PM
I know what you were thinking LS and my wife DEFINITELY wouldn't let me own a guy for that. Sorry to disappoint.

:mad: ;)

Nesbit
10-27-05, 01:50 PM
Racist...

mikehunt
10-27-05, 05:50 PM
Selleck likely avoided taking part in the story for fear it'd be twisted into an anti piece
he's publicly supported the NRA any times

spainlinx0
10-27-05, 06:21 PM
Wish I could get a concealed carry permit. :(

Manco
10-27-05, 06:44 PM
Selleck likely avoided taking part in the story for fear it'd be twisted into an anti piece
he's publically supported the NRA any times

Maybe the same with Seagal. I have an old gun rag somewhere were he showed some his collection of custom made .45's.

DVD Polizei
10-27-05, 06:52 PM
Married men already have a slave. It's us single guys who have to work hard. :(

Nesbit
10-27-05, 10:45 PM
:violin:

MartinBlank
10-27-05, 11:32 PM
Wish I could get a concealed carry permit. :(

umm....what's stopping you? http://www.packing.org/state/new_jersey/

MartinBlank
10-27-05, 11:36 PM
http://www.gun-nuttery.com/rtc.php

spainlinx0
10-27-05, 11:38 PM
(1) Issuance of the permit is almost completely discretionary, and New Jersey courts have upheld the policy of strictly limiting permits ``to persons specifically employed in security work . . . and to others who can establish an urgent necessity for carrying guns for self-protection". While NJ does issue non resident permits, few are allowed, and they are harder to obtain than a resident permit.

(2) As of 12-30-03 there are a little over 3000 permits issued in a state of 8 million people. Most are held by retired law enforcement officers. (source NJSP)

spainlinx0
10-27-05, 11:39 PM
From that site. I had always heard it's hard for a regular citizen in this state to carry a gun.

MartinBlank
10-28-05, 12:41 AM
From that site. I had always heard it's hard for a regular citizen in this state to carry a gun.


Where did you get your information? I'd check with the local sheriff's department. Last resort, move to a real state ;)

Ovid
10-28-05, 11:57 AM
:lol: Is there a hypocrisy here, 'cause I don't see it?

The hypocrisy is with all their friends and associates they are afraid to be honest with cause they would be shuned.

Wait...that's not hypocrisy. But it's still somthing bad.