- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sean Penn, one of Hollywood’s most liberal voices who also happens to be an avid gun collector, has changed his Second Amendment mind and now vows to melt down all his firearms.

The reason?

A girl – specifically, his new anti-gun girlfriend, fellow Hollywood notable Charlize Theron, Breitbart reported. The two have been recently linked as a romantic couple.

Mr. Penn said during a recent Help Haiti Home benefit that was well-attended by other celebrities: “A strong woman who happens to be from South Africa” persuaded me to relinquish my guns, E! Online reported.

Ms. Theron, whose youth was marked by a family tragedy related to gun violence, hails from South Africa.

Mr. Penn went on: “Being provoked by this aforementioned strong woman and considering how liberating of [expletive] and ugliness it would be not only [to] get rid of the guns I have in the continental United States but also destroy them, Jeff Koons and I had a chat the other day. The highest bidder gets every single one of my guns put in the hands of this iconic artist and sculptor. … Koons will decommission [and] render inactive all of my cowardly killing machines.”

Mr. Koons is a well-known American sculptor and artist.