We often imagine Hollywood as a liberal enclave, but many celebrities hold more diverse views than you think. When it comes to gun ownership and the Second Amendment, this especially holds true. Some of these celebrity gun owners might surprise you. Others, probably not so much. See how many of these make you say “yup, that checks out.”
1. Samuel L. Jackson
The actor stated his pro-gun stance following the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting. He told the Los Angeles Times, “I don’t think it’s about more gun control. I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.”
2. Johnny Depp
According to The Huffington Post, Johnny Depp learned to shoot as a kid. “We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns,” he said, in 2009. “When I was a kid, it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren’t shooting at humans – we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly.” He added that he will “most certainly” pass on the tradition to his own kids.