Though we canâ€™t validate the following Clint Eastwood story, we hope every word of it is true.
During the Rodney King riots, a Hollywood gun shop (no longer in existence) received a knock on its back door early one morning. I was told the following tale by the gun-counter clerk that opened the doorâ€”thinking it was another employee. To the clerkâ€™s shock Clint Eastwood stood there, alone. The shop wasnâ€™t open, but who leaves Eastwood standing in the morning dawn on the back door-stoop?
The clerk invited Eastwood in. By store policy ammunition was not sold by the case. Eastwood asked for two cases of 12-gauge buckshot. My acquaintance rung up two cases of buckshot. Curious, he mustered the courage to inquire, â€śMay I ask what youâ€™re planning to shoot with this?â€ť
In classic style, Eastwood replied, â€śJust want it on hand in case I have to clear off my lawn.â€ť
To you fans of Eastwoodâ€™s outstanding film Gran Torino, the words will have a ring of authenticity. Again, we can’t verify whether this story is truth or fiction, but if anyone can, we’d be very grateful.
For those holed up in a snow cave somewhere who missed the Super Bowl, hereâ€™s a look at the half-time commercial that has everybody buzzing about Clint Eastwood.