In the wake of the Connecticut shooting, Jesse James recently posted a Facebook missive in favor of the NRA's position and against gun control.
Encouraging people to join the NRA, he cited his own experience as a business owner in Long Beach, California, a city with an ongoing gang problem.
The 43-year-old says Long Beach is a prime example of gun control's failings, though his evidence is most anecdotal and may not tell the whole story.
"Since the 1980's California has led the nation with the strictest gun control laws. In this state I have seen more dead bodies than I can count," James says.