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Old June 16, 2018, 05:49 PM   #1
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Who would have guessed, Jerry Lewis

Came across this story and was quite surprised. I never would have guessed he was an avid gun owner. Now it will be interesting to see what types of prices these firearms are going to fetch.

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Old June 16, 2018, 06:25 PM   #2
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Seriously? 73 guns constitutes an arsenal large enough to equip his own army?

And some might fetch as high as 5 figures?

Geez, half the guys I shoot with have guns that can fetch mid to high 5 and even into 6 figures, and 73 isn't a lot........
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Old June 16, 2018, 07:13 PM   #3
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73 is many more than I have but an Army it does not make.

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Reportedly some of the cache were gifts from other celebrities and inscriptions are included on some of the handles
Could make a conversation piece.

This is hardly a surprise though. Lewis held his cards close to his chest on politics in ultra lib Hollywood but was a solid supporter of civil rights.
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Old June 16, 2018, 07:26 PM   #4
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73 guns? So you mean a platoon....
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Old June 16, 2018, 07:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing, a few more guns then I have. The civil war pistols would be great to have.
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Old June 16, 2018, 08:13 PM   #6
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My thought and question of course is will they follow up and report some of the selling prices?

A signed piece wouldn't be my thing but I'm sure there are people out there that will spend the money.
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Old June 16, 2018, 10:06 PM   #7
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"Fake news"
Clearly the author hasn't a clue. Had he at least gone to Wikipedia or googled "Army" oganizationally, he would have seen he needed at least 50K soldiers.
73 weapons for 50,000 soldiers? = joke of a reporter or gross journalistic incompetence.
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Old June 17, 2018, 12:09 AM   #8
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In my house we have an Army of 2! Me and the wife.

We might not have 70+ firearms but we do both have more than one for each hand. We also have 2 rooms that are easily defended.

Like some of the current day writers I have considered the thought that I should run for an elected office. Around here it would be easy, just enter one of those races that are never contested! Could probably do it for only a few hundred dollars to boot!

Still can't picture the Nutty Professor with a six gun in his hand. Or how about Jerry Lewis as Secret Agent Man!

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Old June 17, 2018, 12:12 AM   #9
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73 weapons for 50,000 soldiers? = joke of a reporter or gross journalistic incompetence.
Perhaps he's Russian.


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Seriously? 73 guns constitutes an arsenal large enough to equip his own army?
Yea.
I'm on vacation with only sporadic, crappy Wi-Fi, so I haven't been internetting.
But a friend sent an email that came through on my phone, pointing this story out.
We both find it laughable.
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Old June 17, 2018, 01:05 AM   #10
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Russian, NO. College Freshman Journalism drop out maybe!
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Old June 17, 2018, 07:58 AM   #11
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Eh......just 73? I guess my army is bigger than his.
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Old June 17, 2018, 08:49 AM   #12
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Old June 17, 2018, 10:51 AM   #13
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Russian, NO. College Freshman Journalism drop out maybe!
^^^^^^^^* NAILED IT!
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Old June 17, 2018, 06:41 PM   #14
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Actually,with a Western rig Jerry Lewis was one of the fastest guns in Hollywood.I can't say I fully appreciate the comedy routine he put with his demonstration(available on youtube) but he could handle a sixgun.

Another very fast gun was Sammy Davis Jr.
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Old June 17, 2018, 09:48 PM   #15
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Tom Snyder interviewed Jerry Lewis in the 1990s, and Lewis mentioned in passing he owned guns. I recall the interview, and I recall the pistol Lewis specifically mentioned: A Beretta 92. The journalist in question is a tool. A little research would have served him well.
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Old June 17, 2018, 10:04 PM   #16
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Ya know when I 1st saw this article I really didn't pay much attention to what the writer wrote as I was astounded by the fact that Jerry Lewis was such a gun enthusiast. As a kid I was a huge fan.

On another forum that I shared this story someone posted a link to the actual auction and some of the items are quite interesting. Another member also mentioned Sammy Davis Jr. along with Cliff Robertson and Glen Ford.
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Old June 17, 2018, 10:08 PM   #17
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If he were alive today the left would be demonizing him and blaming him for being a poor role model. Not anything like the great role models the left has like DeNiro, Michael Moore and of course Kathy Griffin. That's the best of what the left can do.
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Old June 18, 2018, 05:51 AM   #18
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Another member also mentioned Sammy Davis Jr. along with Cliff Robertson and Glen Ford.
Most of the "Rat Pack" were gun owners. Sadly one of Davis's pistols was turned in at a Cali gun buy back program a few years and I think destroyed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6aNzFYHyz8

When Hollywood stars had quick draw competitions.

https://truewestmagazine.com/fastest-gun-hollywood/
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Old June 18, 2018, 11:50 PM   #19
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"If he were alive today the left would be demonizing him and blaming him for being a poor role model."

Hogwash.
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Old June 18, 2018, 11:57 PM   #20
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So, I guess this means when I joke around with my son about accumulating enough guns to start my own army, I don't know what I'm taking about and need to research it more? LOL! I must admit the nitpicking on this site has been very amusing to me lately. I prolly need to get out more.
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Old June 19, 2018, 11:16 AM   #21
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"If he were alive today the left would be demonizing him and blaming him for being a poor role model."

Hogwash.
Going to have to agree. Most of the Hollywood crowd who are gun lovers are well behaved on the balance. There are a few like Madonna and Robert Downey Jr who are less so.

But Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones are in the NRA. The ones that get picked on by the left the most are the ones that carry without a license and then do something dumb with the gun.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywo...ies-love-guns/
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Old June 19, 2018, 01:38 PM   #22
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Ditto SonOfScubaDiver's comments.

Now I must go inspect my private army
of 25, or should I say my two squads of
of security members or perhaps my half
a platoon for my security or perhaps I'll
just call it my harem. But I'm not sure
how many constitute a harem.
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Old June 20, 2018, 01:45 PM   #23
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Lotta the "old time" Hollywood types were avid shooters. Buddy Hackett had a huge collection and was an excellent shot. He had a ship board Gatling gun in his living room. He told a story one time on Carson The Tonight Show about buying a Patterson Colt for 100 guns and $36,000.
Roy Rogers, Alan Ladd and Clark Gable, et al were all avid shooters. At one time, only the wealthy were admitted to the Beverly Hills Skeet Club.
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Old June 20, 2018, 02:17 PM   #24
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I wonder if Clint Eastwood has a gun collection?
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Old June 20, 2018, 02:34 PM   #25
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A while back I had seen a video of Keanu Reeves competing in a 3 gun competition and he was actually quite good.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...tion&FORM=VDRE

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