Brad: 'I Don't Feel Safe' Without a Gun in the House

Pitt says guns are 'in our DNA' as Americans

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 10, 2012 1:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Brad Pitt may be a staunch liberal, but he and his conservative mom probably agree on at least one thing: gun rights. In an interview with the Daily Mail's Live magazine picked up by Sky News, Pitt explains why he keeps weapons around. "America is a country founded on guns. It's in our DNA," he says. "It's very strange, but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don't feel safe, I don't feel the house is completely safe, if I don't have one hidden somewhere."

He adds that he got his first gun—a BB gun—"in nursery school," had his "first shotgun by first grade," and "had shot a handgun by third grade." Pitt was also in the news over the weekend because he actually discussed—sigh!—his upcoming nuptials. Click to see what he had to say.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the Cinema For Peace fundraising gala in Berlin, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the Cinema For Peace fundraising gala in Berlin, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
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