Although I’m not usually one to care about the opinions or personal lives of celebrities, I found this article when searching Google news for gun-related stories. It discusses Angelina Jolie’s views on guns and self defense, which I whole heartedly agree with.
In the interview, Angelina Jolie stated that she and Brad Pitt keep firearms in their homes, and wouldn’t hesitate to use them in self defense. She went on to stress the importance of self defense, and of educating children to defend themselves.
Such a viewpoint should be applauded, since it is the duty of parents to teach their children how to be responsible adults, which includes self defense and responsible handling of guns. This proper education, as demonstrated by parents such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, prevents children from unintentionally shooting themselves. It also helps children learn personal responsibility.
While I generally thing that our society places too much importance on the opinions and personal lives of actresses and actors, I must still tip my hat to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. If, for better or worse, people listen to celebrities, at least these two are saying something positive.
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