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Matt Bomer: 'I've been shooting guns since childhood'

Matt Bomer is no longer interested in hunting animals, despite his love for firearms.

Actor Matt Bomer handled his first firearm when he was still in elementary school.

The 38-year-old American Horror Story star has become an expert on guns over the years.

“It’s the assassin’s choice,” he told Men's Fitness magazine of the .22 caliber Ruger pistol during an interview at a California gun range. “You’ll see why when you fire it.”

The thespian then went on to explain how he first got introduced to firearms by his father.

“I’ve been handling guns since I was a kid,” he shared. “I got a .30-30 for Christmas in the seventh grade. It wasn’t what I asked for, by the way. And it wasn’t my only present.”

Matt, who was born outside of St. Louis, Missouri, spent many years of his childhood in Texas and he hunted birds and ducks as a kid.

Although he still likes to fire guns from time to time, hunting isn't something he is very interested in anymore.

“It’s nothing that I’ve elected to do in my adult life,” he said of the bloodsport. “In Texas, it’s a way for men to bond together. I was down with that when I lived there, and I haven’t really done it since.”

Matt, who publicly confirmed he was gay in 2012, has been married to publicist Simon Halls since 2011, and they are parents to three children together. When quizzed on his approach to parenting in October (15), Matt stressed he and Simon are not keen on pushing their kids to do anything they don't want to do.

“I want them to have a nice, normal childhood," he told People magazine. "We try to select schools for them over the course of their lives that encourage them."

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