Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt prohibit their brood from seeing movies in which they handle guns

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Angelina Jolie and her partner-in-parenthood Brad Pitt have been in some pretty violent movies. They met and fell in love on the set of the uber-violent gunfest Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jolie has played the double-pistol-packing and well-endowed video game heroine in Tomb Raider, and Pitt has handled a weapon in films such as Kalifornia, Seven, Snatch, The Mexican, and more. Despite their willingness to make these kind of movies, apparently Jolie and Pitt don't feel their kids should watch them. Your kids, though, well, that's up to you and your local cable programmers.

A source on the set of Angelina's new movie, Wanted (in which she plays a bloodthirsty killer) told reporters that the couple don't let their kids watch their violent movies, and have even prevented them from playing with toy guns of any kind. "Angelina is protecting them from seeing her making violence look good," the source said. "It's caused a few chuckles. Most of her successful roles have had her waving weapons and getting violent. Staff have been told the kids can't even see props. And toy guns are a complete no-no."

While I have no beef with Jolie and Pitt trying to protect their kids from the culture of gun violence, I do wonder if they are capable of appreciating the irony of how much their own movies have contributed to it.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.