This is a discussion on Hollywood gun control hypocrites within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by rednichols Understandably you've missed my other posts on other threads; graphic violence was prohibited in films until the collapse of the movie ...
Ehn, they don't like the 1st A either, what with their aggressive efforts to maintain copyright
Used your source for this quote...The earliest known United States shooting to happen on school property was the Pontiac's Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764, where four Lenape American Indians entered the schoolhouse near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, shot and killed schoolmaster Enoch Brown, and killed nine or ten children (reports vary). Only three children survived.
List of school shootings in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"All" can be such a massive word for just 3 little letters...
I could go much farther in dissecting your "logic", but I don't wanna be a flamer.
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IMO, the actors/actresses that appeared in the video and others are mere hypocrites/parasites. They speak out against the terrible guns and gun incidents but they continue to accept their million dollar salaries to act in the slaughter movies such as Snipes who has appeared in dozens. If their anti gun beliefs and statements were their true beliefs they would refuse to act in any movie that violated those beliefs. I have never paid to see a movie such as the ones shown in the video nor will I in the future. I will also exercise my rights by boycotting all movies and television shows that they appear in. I do believe that glamorizing the acts of gang bangers and hoodlums in the movies/TV does influence the uneducated and mentally sick. Only if the producers would be able to have the viewers become part of the action and experience the smell, fear, pain and the sickening feelings felt afterwards by those involved in a true gunfight, I do believe it would deter like violence on the streets. Boycott the movies that the anti 2nd Amendment actors/actresses appear in, contact all associated with the production and release of the movie/TV shows and most of all the advertisers. I have never received a reply to any correspondence to a movie production company but I have received replies from the advertisers. Some were not to my liking but they did at least reply. Does it work to start a e-mail/letter drive? Limbaugh is a prime example. Because of statements he made on the air several advertisers dropped their ads. The Limbaugh fan base/supporters promptly started a mass mailing to boycott the companies, Limbaugh's rating went up and the companies that dropped their ads, sells went down. My Rant for today.
Is violent movies and video games the cause of the mass killing rampages? No, a contributing factor maybe, but not the cause. Yes, it is hypocritical for actors to blame the instruments that they make their livings from. If they truly feel as strongly as they say about gun violence, let them refuse to do that kind of movie. Oh....wait.....Disney movies aren't going to make them the millions of dollars they make from their "shoot-m-up" movies.
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The possible role of violent video games and real violence by teens.
"Web sites and teen violence. A total of 1,588 10-to-15-year-olds were asked about the types of Web sites they visited. Youths who most frequently visited sites depicting real people fighting, shooting, or killing were five times more likely to report engaging in assaults, stabbings, robberies, and other violent behavior than were those who never visited violent Web sites."
Sex and Violence in the Media Influence Teen Behavior : AJN The American Journal of Nursing
Pretty good evidence of an association between viewing violence and teens committing violence. So those violent movies may behaving a role in increased teen violence.
Will Hollywood now stop/reduce violent movies with gun violence? I won't hold my breath as long as there is $ to be made.
Who cares what celebrities say about political issues? They're strangers to me so their opinions are meaningless.
Sad that MANY less informed Americans will listen to the Hollywood tripe because said Americans believe that the Hollywood Elites are RIGHT about everything. The entertainment/music/athlete superstars MUST be right...they're RICH and many people idolize them.
My very non-professional opinion: These mass shootings have 2 common factors: Increase in prescription meds and it seems the shooters, at least, at some point DID NOT, during their development, make a strong human bond with anyone.
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I do think we can agree that a television, print or movie ad by Harley-Davidson, with a middle-aged man aboard a Soft Tail feeling the wind in his hair, was created because it will lead a middle-aged man into a H-D dealership to buy a Soft Tail. If advertising works -- and I don't think you'll find any research that says it doesn't -- people can certainly take the wrong cues from violent media. It's advertising, face it.
My own children played violent video games in the 90s, and I required them to "turn off the blood". Every time. Even if/when I caught them at an arcade with it on. Not because I'm wise, but because it's a disgusting form of entertainment. La Pierre had it right when he called this sort of thing "the worst sort of pornography".
Because clearly either of us could take exception to the research methodology, or the "facts", etc. But it is healthy that we consider all the options to prevent mass shootings; and personally I don't think partial gun bans will prevent them; and I shudder to think of anyone contemplating full bans, as Australia did after their first mass shooting; and so I encourage alternatives.