Jesse James Backs NRA, Slams Calif. Gun Laws
Reality star urges people to join the NRA
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2012 5:50 PM CST
In this March 7, 2010, file photo, Sandra Bullock and Jesse James arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

(Newser) – Sandra Bullock's ex has weighed in on the raging gun-control debate, arguing that California is violent because of its gun laws, US Weekly reports. "For the last 20 years living in California, I could never let my guard down, not even for a minute," Jesse James wrote on his Facebook page, saying he saw a dead body once a week on his way to work in Southern California. "I have seen more dead bodies than I can count. ... This is what living in a state with strict gun control was like."

Now living in Texas, James says the more relaxed gun laws make him feel safer: "I have not seen one dead body, have not experienced any drive-by shootings," he writes. "I can now relax, and live life in this free country." Predictably, his call for people to join the NRA has sparked a war of comments on Facebook, but the former owner of West Coast Choppers is no stranger to controversy—having cheated on Bullock, bashed gays, loved Nazis, and gone into rehab for "personal issues." The reality star is now engaged for the fifth time.

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Dec 26, 2012 9:48 AM CST
He's right, stricter gun control means more gun violence, not less. After forcefully rounding up and destroying every legally owned gun in the continent, Australia watched gun deaths skyrocket 19 percent, home invasions went from practically zero up 21 percent, armed robbery up 39 percent. Not the case in Switzerland, where every adult male is issued a military grade assault rifle by the government, issued ammunition once a year to practice marksmanship, given basic military training and ordered to keep it in his home at all times. The gun-related crime rate in Switzerland is so low, they don't even keep statistics on it. They also haven't seen combat since WWI because their entire country is one big Army and they refuse to send troops anywhere, they just defend their home and nobody wants to mess with them... Hitler didn't even want to mess with Switzerland... Food for thought.
Dec 24, 2012 8:37 PM CST
Of course he backs the NRA. He's the descendant of one of the biggest gun-nutters in American history!!! DEE DEE DEE DUH DUH NEWSER!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!!!!!
Dec 24, 2012 10:26 AM CST
This is news why? Not just him - why does what ANY celebrity thinks about ANY news issue count as news - seriously, unless your a paid news pundit why does anyone care?