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Joe Mantegna outs Hollywood gun owners

Old 10-27-05, 11:54 AM
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Joe Mantegna outs Hollywood gun owners

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.
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Great. Another Hollywood story!
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Say what you will, but that Joe Mantegna was one hell of a football player.
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Old 10-27-05, 12:15 PM
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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.
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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).
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Say what you will, but that Joe Mantegna was one hell of a football player.
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
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.
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What does Fat Tony know about guns. He and his goons only bought 3 bullets when they were trying to whack Krusty the Clown.
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You can tell the story is off the mark when they lump Tom Selleck in there.
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Is there a hypocrisy here, 'cause I don't see it?
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Old 10-27-05, 12:26 PM
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Good - I was wondering when we could get into another gun control debate.

We haven't had one in a long time.

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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
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.
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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?
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5/5 to Jason5
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
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.
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
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.
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Didn't notice that.
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Originally Posted by CRM114
You wrote "own a guy" in case you haven't picked up on it yet.
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1/5 for attention to usernames.
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Just for the record I like black people. If someone said that I could have a slave I would tell them no.
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
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......
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
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?
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I know what you were thinking LS and my wife DEFINITELY wouldn't let me own a guy for that. Sorry to disappoint.
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1/5 for attention to usernames.
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
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.
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