NYC Celebs Who Pack Heat

The next time you spot somebody famous on the streets of New York, don’t make any sudden moves. The Daily News is reporting that while the overall number of handgun permits in the city is going down, the number of celebrities applying for them is going up. “They can get their own security, but with the Internet, it is much easier to find people,” said John Skylar Chambers, a lawyer who specializes in the coveted permits. “They don’t want to find someone on their lawn at 5 in the morning.” So who’s already packing?

Records show that Marc Anthony is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, as are Robert De Niro, Howard Stern, and Donald Trump. But not everybody gets to walk the streets armed and dangerous. Mets third-baseman David Wright is licensed, but only to keep a gun in his penthouse. Others have lobbied for permits and failed, such as Bernie Madoff’s son Andrew. All applicants are obliged prove that they are either subject to legitimate threats, or are routinely in possession of large sums of cash. How Marc Anthony qualifies, I’m not quite sure.

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