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08/08/2013 11:02 am ET Updated Aug 08, 2013

Amber Heard Owns A Gun, And Her Dad Wanted Her To Bring It To Hollywood

Amber Heard has emphatically stated that she does not want to discuss her personal life, but the warm and trusting Jimmy Kimmel must have made her feel super comfortable Wednesday night. The anti-celebrity actress confessed that when she left for Los Angeles, her father tried to give her a gun ... at the airport.

At the age of 17, Heard was ready to fly out of Texas, when her father handed her the firearm: “[He] took out a pearl-handled .38 special and handed it to me and said, ‘Hey baby girl, I got you a pretty one. It don’t got a hammer. So you just pull it right out of your purse!’"

That might be Texan for "Have a safe trip."

According to Radar, Heard was raised around firearms in Austin, Texas. Her strict Catholic family is pro-gun, and the "Rum Diary" actress has admitted to owning several weapons, including a .357 Magnum.

Not sure what any of these decimal adjectives mean, but may we suggest pepper spray?

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