Press Trust of India
October 12, 2012 12:19 IST
The 40-year-old actor said that he keeps multiple weapons at his USD 17.5 million Pacific Palisades mansion.
Hollywood star Ben Affleck says he owns several guns to protect his young children and actress
wife Jennifer Garner.
The 40-year-old actor said that he keeps multiple weapons at his USD 17.5 million Pacific Palisades mansion after Jennifer Garner was continuously harassed by a crazy stalker in 2009, the Hollywood Reporter said.
"The stalker had been to our house many times and ultimately came to my children's school and was arrested. There's a lot of crazy, weird people out there. It's an ugly world. (It) gave me a stronger sense of feeling protective about my family," he said.
Steven Burky was arrested for harassing Jennifer Garner and violating a restraining order in December 2009 after which he was placed in a mental health hospital and ordered to stay away from her and her three children, Violet, six, Seraphina, three, and baby Samuel, seven-months-old for 10 years.
Ben Affleck isn't the first high profile actor to admit he keeps guns close to hand.
Brad Pitt previously said that he doesn't feel safe without a gun nearby to keep his wife Angelina Jolie and their six young children safe.