"Salt" didn't beat out "Inception" at the box office this weekend, but the espionage thriller did manage to pull in a respectable $36.5 million. That's a pretty impressive start for a popcorn action flick staring Angelina Jolie, the hottest triggerwoman MILF in movie star MILF history. Despite motherhood, Jolie continues to land feisty gun-slinging roles that would give any Second Amendment advocate or Beretta owner a half-chub. Two years ago, Mrs. Pitt admitted to packing heat off screen, telling the Daily Mail, "I bought original, real guns of the type we used in 'Tomb Raider' for security. Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I'd be able to use it if I had to. I could handle myself."
Considering her affection for firearms, it's not a stretch to imagine Jolie as an excellent NRA spokesperson someday; there's hardly an actress in Hollywood who looks hotter and more intimidating behind the crossheirs of a sniper rifle. Sure, "Changeling" was good and "Girl, Interrupted" freaked us out, but a movie starring Jolie without a Glock in her hand is like apple pie without a scoop of vanilla ice cream; still delicious, but lacking serendipity. As a tribute to the most strapped actresses in Hollywood, we've tracked down 24 photos of Jolie packing heat in movies like "Wanted," "Tomb Raider," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," and "Salt" for your viewing pleasure. They're after the jump.