Dustin Hoffman could be appearing on Piers Morgan Tonight in the near future. Piers Morgan caught up with the legendary actor (and recent first-time director) on the red carpet for the Academy Awards, and the two talked about more than just Hollywood. Hoffman revealed that he’s a big fan of Morgan’s, saying he doesn’t often get “starstruck” but felt “extraordinary” to be standing next to the CNN host. At the tail end of a short conversation about the Oscars and Hoffman’s new film Quartet, Hoffman told Morgan “God bless you for what you’re saying about gun control,”
Comments: The hypocrisy of these morons is beyond tiresome. What would they do without their bodyguards?? Oh that´s right, it never applies to them.
A licensed, trained bodyguard having a gun is different from a psychotic person with schizophrenia having a gun. Those supporting gun rights need to suggest solutions to keep guns out of the hands of people who are delusional/psychotic.
suggestion to keep guns out of psychopaths hands: how about following current laws?
but this presupposes that innocent people deserve to have their rights violated because someone else causes problems. Should we ban all cars because some people drive drunk? Should we have the government monitor all peoples internet use because some people use it for illegal things like child pornography?
although the Gun Control advocates are probably just fine with All State Control, All The Time.
A trained permit holding citizens is different from a psychotic person with schizophrenia. So why does the Kneepad Media and Democrat party treat them the same? Or is the difference permit holders are protecting their knuckle-dragging selves and loved ones while bodyguards are protecting a major source of Democrat funding? And the real issue isn’t scary looking weapons in the hands of a nutcase, but any weapon in the hands of a gang, drug dealer or scorned lover/spouse. Keep the guns out of a nut jobs hands and mass murder is prevented once a decade or so. That still leaves the 99%ers out there killing.
#1, every LEGAL NY handgun owner undergoes a months long vetting process, so what? Does that make NY state safer than Vermont? No. Did the rigorous NY process stop Colin Ferguson or the Webster hammer murderer? No. Ferguson went out of state, lied, broke the law there, then traveled back to NY, broke more laws, then shot up a L.I. commuter train. The Webster killer traded drugs for some guns, breaking multiple laws, but since he beat his relative to death with a hammer, laws didn´t really bother him.
Try shifting your focus from the NRA which has tried in vain to get Democrat mayors to enforce Project Exile, to the ACLU and some parole boards which changed the laws to allow maniacs like Ferguson and the Webster murderer to walk among us.
Dustin Hoffman is just another sheeple from NYC. He has somehow many a fortune by pretending to be someone else, so understandably he thinks he is better than gun owners who he thinks are evil. He tried to mimic Buckley when playing Captain Hook, because William F. Buckley was the ´most evil person he could think of.´ Straw Dogs, Dusty.
A supposed “artiste” i.e. he reads scripts well, whose views on any subject are no more valuable than anyone else’s and--given his one year at Santa Monica College--very probably less, wailing about the guns and violence that Hollywood glorifies and presents 24/7, and which, along with sex, forms their chief product line and money maker, and then leaves, likely trailed by an armed bodyguard or two.
Especially ironic when one considers California´s already draconian firearms laws, and the widely reported fact that the area around the Academy Awards was essentially an armed camp, manned by paid bodyguards and taxpayer-funded law enforcement.
If only the commoners had the means and/or were "entitled" to such protection. . .
Anyway one can get Hollywood to donate funding to pay for armed guards for families in South Central or Crenshaw?
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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