Sean Penn to Melt Down Guns for Sculpture, Dubs Collection 'Cowardly Killing Machines'
Sean Penn stands to the far left on most issues, but he's one Hollywood celebrity who eschews the liberal position on the Second Amendment.
He owns guns without apology.
The Gangster Squad actor appears to have had a change of heart, one that may have been inspired by a new romance with actress Charlize Theron. The South African beauty, whose childhood was scarred by gun-related violence in her family, recently became attached to the combustible Oscar winner.
Penn shared his new disdain for personal firearms during his star-studded Help Haiti Home benefit over the weekend.
A strong woman who happens to be from South Africa" convinced Penn to unload his weapons, Penn said at the gala, according to E! Online...."Being provoked by this aforementioned strong woman and considering how liberating of bulls**t and ugliness it would be not only get rid of the guns I have in the continental United States but also to destroy them, Jeff Koons and I had a chat the other day," Penn said. "The highest bidder gets every single one of my guns put in the hands of this iconic artist and sculptor…Koons will decommission [and] render inactive all of my cowardly killing machines.