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It's an ugly world': (big lib) Ben Affleck reveals how a crazed stalker prompted him to buy a gun
DailyMail ^ | 10 October 2012 | By Sara Nathan

Posted on 10/10/2012 10:24:49 PM PDT by dennisw

Hollywood star Ben Affleck has revealed he keeps guns at home after his actress wife Jennifer Garner was harassed by a crazed stalker.

The 40-year-old actor and director, whose new film Argo is attracting Oscar buzz, admits to owning several guns which he keeps on hand at the $17.5 million mansion he shares with Jennifer, also 40, and their three young children in California's Pacific Palisades.

Affleck said that after Jennifer’s stalker, Steven Burky, was arrested in December 2009, it ‘gave me a stronger sense of feeling protective about my family.'

He told the Hollywood Reporter that he goes skeet shooting and owns several guns, which he has embraced since Jennifer faced a stalker.

He said: 'The stalker had been to our house many times and ultimately came to my children’s school and was arrested.'

Burky was deemed insane in 2010, then placed in a mental health hospital and ordered to stay away from the Affleck family for 10 years and the star admitted: ‘There’s a lot of crazy, weird people out there. It’s an ugly world.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; benaffleck; stalker

1 posted on 10/10/2012 10:24:54 PM PDT by dennisw
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2 posted on 10/10/2012 10:26:50 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: dennisw

This crazy liberal has political aspirations and has said so. Most recently this obamaBot true believer has been out campaigning for that fake Indian in Massachusetts (Elizabeth Warren)

Seems he supports the Second, at least for him and his family


3 posted on 10/10/2012 10:27:56 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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I couldn’t disagree more with his politics but I have to say when I knew him back when he was 19 years old he was a good kid. He was raised by liberal college professors so you know where he got his beliefs. And of course, when you have millions it’s easy to demand people pay more taxes.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 10:30:09 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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Wanna bet he has a CCW in the land of LaLa where nobody gets a CCW


5 posted on 10/10/2012 10:30:27 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: dennisw

Big time lib azzes are ALWAYS all for personal ownership for THEM, just not US. Typical hypocritical libpuke!


6 posted on 10/10/2012 10:42:36 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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um, of firearms, of course...


7 posted on 10/10/2012 10:43:10 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: dennisw

guns for ben, but not the rest of us living in a far less isolated, unprotected, bodyguard-less world than ben does...


8 posted on 10/10/2012 10:45:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: dennisw

Looks as if Ben had him a Stanley Crouch moment. LOL!!


9 posted on 10/10/2012 10:48:13 PM PDT by Roccus
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‘There’s a lot of crazy, weird people out there. It’s an ugly world.’

And thats just in Hollywood.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 10:49:13 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Cyman
Wanna bet he has a CCW in the land of LaLa where nobody gets a CCW

That would be a good bet. In 2007 it was revealed Sheriff Lee Baca of LA issued CCW permits for celebs and Ben Whofleck was said to be one of the recipients.

11 posted on 10/10/2012 11:03:24 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: BigCinBigD
‘There’s a lot of crazy, weird people out there. It’s an ugly world.’
And thats just in Hollywood.

Let's give Malibu it due.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 11:05:55 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: dennisw

He should come out of his protected cave and see what the real world is like.

His Leftist degenerate friends are conditioning children to think it is cool and awesome to do drugs, cheat, lie, and be promiscuous—use people as sex objects.

It is like CS Lewis was stating about the schools in England in Abolition of Man-—destroying Virtue by promoting Vice in children and literally mocking God, then complaining when these children grow up into non-virtuous thugs. Children emulate what they see and hear and the pederasts in Hollywood are promoting filth to corrupt our children.

They grow up to stalk their idols and be one with them. Just Ethics of Hollywood.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 11:06:03 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: dennisw

If the stalker attacks his family, he can call the police afterwards. Why does he need a gun?


14 posted on 10/11/2012 1:35:07 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (I'm anti-socialism because I'm anti-slavery.)
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To: dennisw

I am confused, I thought he was married to Matt Damon


15 posted on 10/11/2012 8:03:21 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: dennisw

What’s that expression about a gun rights advocate being an anti-gunner who’s been mugged...?


16 posted on 10/11/2012 9:49:23 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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