Robert De Niro, Donald Trump and more celebs than ever are carrying firearms.

They might not be dangerous, but they're armed. Seeking an…

They might not be dangerous, but they’re armed.

Seeking an added layer of protection, more high-profile celebrities are seeking permits to carry guns in New York City, according to New York’s Daily News.

Among the big names licensed to pack heat: Marc Anthony, Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, and his son, Donald Jr., Mets third baseman David Wright, and Martha Stewart’s daughter, radio host Alexis Stewart.

Anthony, 42, has a special permit that allows him to carry a loaded weapon in the city, and has a similar permit for Nassau County, where he and Jennifer Lopez have a $2 million home in Brookville.

One reason for the rise in interest seems to be the vulnerability some celebrities feel in the Internet age, where so much personal information can be accessed online. “They can get their own security, but with the Internet, it is much easier to find people,” attorney John Skylar Chambers tells the News. “They don’t want to find someone on their lawn at five in the morning.”

Gun permit aren’t easy, or cheap, to get. Applicants must show that they often carry large amounts of cash or valuables, or that they are being threatened in some way. And the application alone costs a nonrefundable $340.

Despite the rise in applications from celebrities, the number of permits issued in New York City is actually down by 2.4 percent this year, to 2,093.

Source: Tim Nudd for People.

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  • Ruling Elite selectively allowed to carry concealed in NYC…Tyranny at its worst. Bloomberg is a dictator…who spends millions on illegal stings at gun shows in other states while selectively picking celebs…to carry concealed.

  • Re…My second bite at the tyranny apple re NYC and carry permits…WE HAVE MORE THAN 450000 CHL HOLDERS IN TEXAS.

  • New York City Mayor Bloomberg is as Anti 2ND Amendment as ….Hitler was…Bloomberg is a dictator when it comes to your God given right to self protection and defense against abuse from the STATE. Bloomberg bank roles a Nation Wide program to usurp our God Given Right to self protection tools. Only the Ruling Elites are granted their rights in New York City. Outrage is the only appropriate response to this form of Tyranny. A Must Issue Concealed Handgun Permit system, which assigns a set of uniform standards for all legal citizen should be the standard. A system similar to that in Texas should be the norm for NYC. It should also be noted that in Texas a legal citizen, conducting legal activities, not a member of a gang may carry a concealed loaded handgun to his vehicle, keep it concealed while in a travel mode…WITHOUT a PERMIT. We also have the Castle Doctrine (for those under the thumb of the state..look it up). Celebrities issued CHLs by an anti gun Mayor is an example of buffonery and hypocrisy on steroids. Perhaps Alexis Stewart has a permit..but,Martha Stewart is inelibible for a Texas CHL, as she is a convicted FELON.