"In this day and age, you've got to be tooled up," the star said in a recent Hello! Magazine interview.
"If I'm lying in bed and somebody come (sic) into my room, I'll either wake up or I won't. And I'll either hit 'em with my big stick that I've got or my gun. Or they'll hit me."
Gibson has returned to the screen this month after 7? years with a new movie, "Edge of Darkness."
Photo: France Concorde flight 4590 takes off with fire trailing from its engine on the left wing from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on July 25, 2000.
Two Air France employees and a French civil aviation worker will also be tried.
Photo: Rip Torn leaves a Bantam, Conn., court Feb. 1, 2009.
Now the 78-year-old is free on $100,000 bond and is expected to enter rehab in New York as early as Tuesday, according to his lawyer.
Photo: Sandra Bullock and Jesse James.
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Photo: Neo-Nazis picking up trash.
The National Socialist Movement, which calls itself "America's Nazi Party," is responsible for cleaning up along a one-mile stretch of Highway 85 in Brighton, Colo., near a suburb north of Denver.
Photo: Gilbert, Az. Police Lt. Eric Shuhandler.
The suspects, Christopher Redondo and Daimen Irizarry, fired shots at police cars from their speeding pickup truck, and even tossed out wrenches, other tools and an air compressor tank during the 50-mile pursuit, police said. A half dozen police cruisers were disabled after hitting debris or being struck by bullets, in a pursuit that ultimately left the two gunmen wounded.
Photo: Rip Torn enters Manhattan Criminal Court in 2006.
He stands accused of breaking into a bank in his hometown of Salisbury on Friday with a loaded revolver while intoxicated.
Photo: Eric Gremm crashed his flatbed into a house after choking on chili.
Lowell police say the truck ran off the road Jan. 29, crashed through a white picket fence and then crashed through the back of the house in Lowell, Mass., about 35 miles from Boston.
Photo: Danielle Staub, left, and Jacqueline Laurita of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey" .
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Photo: John Edwards, Rielle Hunter.
Young claimed in a book released last week that he found the tape in a box left in a home he and his wife had shared with Edwards' mistress, videographer Rielle Hunter.