by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
Hollywood loves to portray guns in action — in criminal firefights, police dramas, Liam Neeson revenge flicks, and on and on. But their hypocrisy runs deep, and Hollywood stars are overwhelmingly anti-gun, contributing tens of millions to gun-grabbing zealots like Moms Demand Answers and the Brady Campaign.
Perhaps that’s why we have seen actors get ripped for their seeming ignorance with how to wield a deadly firearm on screen – and avoid being hit by one as well. You know the scenes: an action sequence where the hero miraculously survives an explosion by hiding behind garbage cans 20 feet away. Or furious gun battles with each gun-wielding star behind drywall, or even a couch. A bulletproof couch?
So it is terrific when we hear of a star who takes the proper use of firearms seriously. Such is the case with State of Affairs star Katherine Heigl. She said she is trying to be as accurate and professional as possible in preparing for the show’s action sequence.
And where do you go to practice your shooting abilities? A gun range, of course:
Headed to the gun range today to practice my shooting skills for #StateofAffairs
— Katherine Heigl (@KatieHeigl) January 6, 2015
Outstanding. That is what actors are supposed to do. And she is also doing the public a service by promoting responsible firearm safety at the same time.
@KatieHeigl Ok, the fact you are practicing at the range is very cool. Would not have expected that!
— Will Aldrich (@Will_Aldrich) January 6, 2015
And Twitter users agree:
@KatieHeigl hit a few bullseyes for us.
— robert r radulski (@foxtango15) January 6, 2015
Some commenters did take issue with her post:
@KatieHeigl Take care please. Even though I assume it's super safe, I literally hate guns. 🙁
— Laura Walker (@laurawalker86) January 6, 2015
And others really took issue with it:
— Liberals Win (@LiberalsKickAss) January 7, 2015
But most seemed to be supportive, which certainly makes sense, given polls that gun rights are more popular with Americans at large than ever before. People realize that the rare gun massacres are committed by mentally ill people off their meds, and that depriving law-abiding folks of 2nd Amendment protections is the true insanity.
@KatieHeigl Nice., I like going to the range, exhilarating!! Good shooting 🙂
— ReddickBowman (@Redbow7) January 6, 2015
This isn’t Heigl’s first rodeo with guns. In 2010, she excitedly discussed wanting to take target practice lessons to prepare for a role as a female bounty-hunter.
Way to go, Katie!
[h/t Nicholas Kurch]