Out of the Closet: Hollywood ❤s Guns. Sort of.

Once I became a gun owner and received the training I needed to carry and use it responsibly, mine eyes were opened to the bi-polar attitude Hollywood has regarding guns. Perfectly willing to exploit guns in movies and on TV for ratings, most of Hollyweird has this love-hate thang goin’, where they despise and deplore guns in real life. Apparently, in their book the only good gun is a blank gun.

But something interesting’s happening lately. A growing number of celebs are beginning to find their voices, speaking out as Conservatives, and…wait for it…pro-gun advocates. I thought it might be interesting to scour the web for lists of current denizens of MovieTown and see which ones are willing to be identified as gun-friendly. (Note: Charlton Heston would be at the head of the list, but we’re talking here only about the living.) Here’s a partial list . . .

  • Donald P. Bellisario – producer/director
  • Ned Beatty – actor
  • Josh Brolin – actor
  • Dave Butz – former Washington Redskins All-Pro athlete
  • Candace Cameron – actress
  • Robert Carradine – actor
  • Joanna Cassidy – actress
  • Carol Connors – composer
  • Christian Conrad – actor
  • Robert Conrad – actor
  • Jesse D’Angelo – actor/musician
  • James Darren – actor
  • Kim Delaney – actress
  • Leslie Easterbrook – actress
  • Erik Estrada – actor
  • John Fasano – screenwriter
  • Tom Selleck – actor
  • Ted Nugent – musician
  • Tim Abell – actor
  • Jay Bernstein – executive producer
  • Kelly Bovino – actor
  • Ruth Buzzi – actor
  • Stephen Cannell – producer
  • Mark Carlton – actor
  • Robert Carradine – actor/producer
  • Lee Debroux – actor
  • Johnny Di Santi – actor
  • Michael Dudikoff – actor
  • Leslie Easterbrook – actor
  • Richard Edlund – Academy Award-winning special effects wizard
  • Dennis Farina – actor
  • Lou Ferrigno – body-builder/actor
  • Dennis Franz – actor
  • Robert Fuller – actor
  • John Clark Gable – actor
  • Richard Gilliland – actor
  • Erin Gray – actor
  • Michael Gregory – actor,
  • Vincent Guastaferro – actor
  • Richard C. Hacker – screenwriter
  • Tom Hallick – actor
  • Frasier Heston – actor
  • Richard Hissong – cinematographer
  • Lee Horsley – actor
  • Steve Kanaly – actor
  • Patrick Kilpatrick – actor
  • T.J. Klay – musician
  • Martin Kove – actor
  • Ed LaPorta – production design
  • John Laughlin – actor
  • John Phillip Law – actor
  • Thyme Lewis – actor,
  • Anne Lockhart – actor
  • Heather Lowe – actor
  • A.C. Lyles – actor/producer
  • Joe Mantegna – Emmy and Tony award-winning actor
  • Ron Masak – actor
  • Jerry Mathers – actor
  • John Milius – director/writer
  • D.W. Moffitt – actor
  • Roger E. Mosley – actor
  • Charles Napier – actor
  • Paul Pape – actor, producer
  • Jim Parish – actor
  • Roy “Dusty” Rogers, jr. – musician
  • Francine Sama – musician/actor
  • Debralee Scott – actor
  • Peter Sherakyo – actor/ armorer
  • Jim Starr – athlete/actor
  • Frank Stallone – musician/actor
  • Chuck Stapel – custom knife maker
  • John Strong – actor
  • James Swan – writer/actor
  • Marshall Teague – actor
  • Lindy Teague – model
  • Gary Wood – actor

Wow. The list is a lot longer than I’d have expected. And it’s far from complete. Okay – here’s the deal. If you know of someone left off the list (or someone who doesn’t belong) write us. And let’s see where this goes.