NRA’s “Hollywood Guns” glorifies movie gun violence
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
January 11, 2013 05:34 PM | 2902 views | 8 8 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
The gun lobby is circling the wagons as public outrage grows over the slaughter of 20 small children and 6 educators in Newtown, Connecticut and President Obama weighs his executive power options to reign in runaway gun violence.
In the wake of the massacre, in which Adam Lanza shot his victims to pieces with a Bushmaster assault rifle, a CNN poll showed that 62 percent of Americans favor a ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines. Nine out of 10 Americans want background checks on all gun sales.
In response, the National Rifle Association has dug its belligerent heels in, rejecting even discussingthe possibility of any sensible regulations. Instead, NRA mouthpiece Wayne LaPierre blamed entertainment violence for mass murder, but not firearms like the kind Lanza and his fellow mass murderers used to kill their victims.
LaPierre seems not to know the NRA museum recently featured “Hollywood Guns,” described on the NRA web site as “…a firsthand glimpse of some of the most famous firearms on the silver screen over the last 70 years.”
Included is the .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29 “Dirty Harry” Callahan used in spectacularly graphic style to off scores of movie bad guys.
Then there are the weapons used in Quentin Tarantino’s bloodbath, “Reservoir Dogs,” along with the suppressed Remington 11-87 used to slaughter the innocent and guilty in “No Country for Old Men.”
“Hollywood Guns spotlights 125 firearms that have thrilled movie goers for generations,” the NRA’s web site breathlessly promises.
Rather than abhorring entertainment violence, the NRA loves the enormous marketing potential when its weapons are featured in movies and television to glorify gun violence.
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Lib in Cobb
January 14, 2013
George: John Smith, happy now I 'm not hiding behind a screen name.

The content of my post to DA was true and accurate. Perhaps if you read it again a few times you will be able to grasp my point.

Both Adams and Borden have responded to me on several occasions and now you, I am so lucky. So much for not paying any attention to me. Your point is?
George Middleton
January 14, 2013
Lib, you not only are a nasty and vicious individual, you are also a coward, hiding behind a screen name.

Your stupid comments are no longer worth reading, much less responding to.

It ia no wonder Adams and Borden do not pay you any mind. I suspect that most readers do not.
Lib in Cobb
January 14, 2013
@DA: What makes your post absolutely worthless and in very poor taste, is the very fact that The Holocaust Museum is not sponsored by the Nazis.

Since you don't see how wrong you are involving this analogy, I will strongly suggest that you don't mention this to anyone who is Jewish, friend or not.

In the future, don't hit "post comment" until you get one of your "Jewish friends" to act as your editor.
January 13, 2013
Whoa, whoa, whooooaaaaa!!! Hold on, Skippy! I'm not connecting some dots here. Give me a sec to take off my tin foil hat.

NRA has a museum showcasing movies in which famous firearms were used. NRA bad.

Hollywood produces movies depicting gun violence of unimaginable horror. Hollywood good?

Fellow tin foil hat wearers out there in MDJ-land, 'splain it to me.

BTW, did you like the part in Resrvoir Dogs where Mr. Blond (Michael Madsen) sliced off the police officer's ear? Then, holding the severed ear up to his mouth, Mr. Blond spoke into it and said, "Hey, what's going on?"

Time to confiscate knives.
Devlin Adams
January 13, 2013
folet, of coruse I have Jewish friends. I would bet you don't though. I have friends form all over the world,. Does that suprise you?

Some of my fiends had a big laugbh over your stupid NRA museum piece.

You gun cotnrol freaks are really getting deperate.

You better come up with something better than that or you are likely to get fired from your job as lead Cobb county lip flapper for the gun control nuts.
Kevin Foley
January 13, 2013
@ Adams - You have Jewish friends?

Dirty Harry and the Holocaust. Really?
Lib in Cobb
January 13, 2013
@DA: When anyone uses my "Jewish friends", my black friends my, my Mexican friends or any form of that statement whatever has been said is automatically very suspect. You DA have always been automatically suspect on most everything for a very long time, but at this time you have certified that suspicion.

Keep using a form of the phase, "some of my best friends are". It amplifies your narrow mindedness.
Devlin Adams
January 12, 2013
Foley, is it your contention that a museum display is tantamount to an endorsement of the use of the weapons?

I can't wait until I tell my Jewish friends that the Holocaust museum is actually an endorsement of the attempt to annhialte the entire Jewish race by Hitler and his henchmen.

You must really be desperate to clutch at such a flimsy straw.

Give ti up.
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