Brad Pitt is promoting his new movie, “Fury” with some good old-fashioned Constitutional public relations: He’s been a gun owner since kindergarten.
When you read about this in the mainstream, they all say things like “shocking revelation” and “Unreal confession” because of the belief that no one in Hollywood could actually believe in gun ownership – especially learning so young.
What a bunch of fools. But not Pitt – who also reveals he’s a good dad. War film? check. Heroes? check. Second Amendment? check. Family? check. Box office? CHA-CHING!
“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” he explained. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.”
Angelina Jolie‘s husband also explained that he was given an air gun at first, and then the shotgun when he was around 6 years old. And by the age of 8, Pitt said that he had fired his first handgun. “The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon,” he added.
The father of six also gushed that when he first began shooting the film, he turned to his eldest son for help. “Maddox knows so much about tanks that when we first started on the movie, I was asking him for information.”
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