Believe it or not, there are times when we gun guys can’t get out to the range—whether it’s because Mother Nature is an angry wench, or the local gun shop just can’t keep ammo on the shelves. So what are we supposed to do when we can’t get our kicks by popping a few rounds down range? Some of us turn on a ballgame, while others may kill some time surfing the web.
One activity that’s almost universally enjoyed by the gun community, though, is sitting down with a bowl of popcorn to enjoy a nice, action-packed gun movie. Be it The Duke tracking down outlaws in the Wild West, or McClane foiling yet another international terror plot, a good gun movie is able to capture its audience with a mix of action and drama, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats for about two hours—give or take.
Although some of the stars playing these action roles are supporters of our Second Amendment rights, even more will put the gun down on the movie set and rally against those rights not long after. They may be out there marching to ban guns altogether, or appearing in Internet videos calling for tighter gun control. Though they’re out there giving gun owners the cold shoulder, these celebrities have made a living by wielding firearms—and in doing so, providing hours of entertainment for those they’re campaigning against.
- <h2>Goldfinger (1964)</h2>Arguably the best in the <a href="http://www.gunsandammo.com/2012/10/27/15-best-guns-of-the-james-bond-films/" target="_blank">James Bond collection</a>, <i>Goldfinger</i> is often cited as the quintessential 007 flick. Considered a major influence on the every Bond film that followed, <i>Goldfinger</i> introduced such 007 elements as tongue-in-cheek humor, reliance on technology, and of course, the Aston Martin DB5. Pity, though, that the greatest Bond of them all, Sean Connery, lent his voice to an anti-gun PSA that aired in the U.K., saying, "It is said that a total ban on handguns, including .22s, would take away innocent pleasure from thousands of people. Is that more or less pleasure than watching your child grow up?" Unfortunately, the anti-gun sentiments would be shared by another Bond.