Which Celebs Can Carry Guns?

Celebrity News Sep. 27, 2010 AT 12:32PM
Which Celebs Can Carry Guns? Credit: Kevin Mazur/VF1/WireImage.com; Neilson Barnard/Getty Images; Brian Killian/WireImage

Armed, but not dangerous.

The number of celebs allowed to carry guns is on the rise in NYC, reports the New York Daily News.

So, who can pack heat?

Marc Anthony, shock jock Howard Stern, Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, and his son, Donald Jr., Mets third baseman David Wright and even Martha Stewart's daughter, radio host Alexis Stewart, are all authorized to carry a concealed weapon in NYC, according to records obtained by the NYDN. (Bernie Madoff's son Andrew was denied a gun permit - not even to keep a firearm in his home.)

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Why the need for extra protection?

"We have seen an increase in celebs seeking their own permits," John Skylar Chambers -- a lawyer who has helped New Yorkers get gun permits for more than 20 years -- tells the NYDN. "They can get their own security, but with the Internet, it is much easier to find people. They don't want to find someone on their lawn at 5 in the morning."

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It's unclear why Anthony wanted the permit.

His allows him to carry a loaded weapon in the city, as well as in Nassau County, where he and wife Jennifer Lopez own a $2 million pad, reports the NYDN.

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It isn't easy to score a permit --- and it isn't cheap, either. (It'll set you back $340 to file an application -- it's nonrefundable, by the way -- and an additional $94-$106 for a collection of fingerprints.

NYDN reports that applicants have to prove that they've been threatened before or have a lot of cash or valuables on them at all times.

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Despite a rise in applications from stars, the number of permits issued in the Big Apple has actually dipped 2.4 percent this year, to 2,093.

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