I used to love the fact that fellow midwesterner Brad Pitt, who was born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri, has often said he’s a defender of the Second Amendment and a responsible gun-owning parent.
“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” said Pitt. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s.
Pitt also pointed out that children can be raised with guns and still turn out to be responsible adults, citing himself as an example. “I got my first BB gun when I was in nursery school,” Pitt explained. “I got my first shotgun by first grade, I had shot a handgun by third grade and I grew up in a pretty sane environment.”
I have to wonder if he realizes the implications of his association with this group. If he truly believes in the tradition of “inheriting your ancestors’ weapons”, he should make an appearance at the NRAAM, not this gun control gala with this group looking to enact gun control under the guise of caring about everyone.