Not just shooting off her mouth
Megan Fox emerges as Hollywood's double barreled voice of reason (no kidding)
Sometimes it seems like Megan Fox could say she likes tea and oatmeal and it would hit the newswires.
But there's been particular attention paid to an interview Fox gave to MTV News to promote her new gun-slinging Western film, Jonah Hex.
While Fox admits it's her first role involving guns (and working with them was trickier than she thought), she said she's been shooting guns since around the age of five, starting with her father's shotgun."He taught me how to shoot a shotgun," she said.
"When I was 5 and 6 years old, we went target shooting with shotguns. So I've handled a gun before — an enormous shotgun — when I was a little kid."
Judging by some of the attention, you'd think she said they took the shotguns out and shook down hookers like a real-life version of Grand Theft Auto.
While I'm not sure that a 5-year old could really handle the kick-back from a shotgun, millions of kids across America handle guns. Notice I said handle, not play with.
The FBI estimates that there are some 200 million privately-owned firearms in the United States and that one in four American adults owns a gun. So, yes, kids can and should be aware of guns and gun safety — that's why everyone from the NRA to the National Crime Prevention Council offer gun safety lessons for kids.
And when eight young people are killed by guns every day, that's not pro-gun rhetoric, it's just common sense. And yes, it came from the mouth of Megan Fox.