Russell Brand has bought a gun. The Rock of Ages
actor purchased the firearm after relocating from the United Kingdom to Los Angeles, California. He ignored pleas from his mother Barbara not to get the pistol because he feels firing it makes him as macho as John Wayne. Russell told The Sun
: "I've been learning to fire guns. My mother said, 'Don't learn to fire guns, Russell.'" However, after practicing how to shoot, the comedian made a decision to have one despite his parent's advice. He said: "Well, I've learnt and now I've got one. I mean, me, own a gun? I shouldn't really have access to hair gel but I can fire a gun if I need to. To be honest guns are fun. When I was learning I was firing all over the place - obviously not at people but I was hitting all these targets. I felt like John Wayne."