Story of the Day: Brad Pitt Doesn’t Feel Safe Without a Gun

In a perhaps somewhat controversial statement, Brad Pitt has admitted that he doesn’t feel safe at home unless he has a gun hidden somewhere, and that although he doesn’t know if that’s right or wrong, he does believe America is a country that was founded on guns and so it’s a big part of the culture:

”America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. 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. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.”

Adding that he’s grown up with guns, Brad admits he’s spent his entire life around them which might be why he finds them so normal:

”I got my first BB gun when I was in nursery school. I got my first shotgun by first Grade [six years old], I had shot a handgun by third Grade [eight] and I grew up in a pretty sane environment.”

Speaking on his current schedule, Brad says that Angelina is working hard at the moment so he’s taking some time off to be with the kids, but they always have a family breakfast in the morning before work begins. He admits that he’s already noticed that his children are growing up and he’s trying to hang on to the moment:

”Right now, Mama [Angelina] is working but the day always starts with breakfast, all of us together. It’s chaos and a joy. When they are young like this, it’s special, and I’m very aware they’ll be grown up before we know it. I see it already and I’m clinging on with my nails.”