Brad Pitt Reveals He Was Given a Shotgun in Kindergarten

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Brad Pitt reveals that he doesn’t feel safe without having a gun to protect his family.

Angelina Jolie’s A-List husband, Brad Pitt, loves his guns. Pitt told a British radio and television weekly show, Radio Times, that his father “instilled” in him, “a profound and deep respect for the weapon”. Apparently, at a young aged he owned a shotgun and was firing handguns by age eight.

Brad Pitt told The Independent that, “there’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons.” Brad Pitt explained, “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.”

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In case you didn’t know Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Jane Etta a school counsellor, and William Alvin Pitt, who ran a trucking company. The family soon moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he lived together with his younger brother and sister.

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He went on to say that he believes having a gun to protect his family. “It’s very strange, but I feel better having a gun,” he said. “I don’t feel the house is completely safe if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.”

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Currently, Brad Pitt is touring across the U.K. for his new movie, Fury, where Pitt plays an U.S. Army seargent leading a fight against Nazi Germany. “Maddox knows so much about tanks that when we first started on the movie, I was asking him for information,” Pitt told Radio Times.

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