Brand likes playing with his pistol

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IOL pic dec30 russell brand Associated Press Russell Brand

Russell Brand has bought a gun.

The 'Rock of Ages' actor purchased the firearms 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 permanently 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."

Russell boasted about his sex life to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Saturday afternoon.

The exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people was promoting a message of world piece called "Stand Up and Be the Change," a universal message to our generation to become "decisive catalysts" for positive change. - Bang Showbiz

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