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Hollywood Homicide: 108 Automatic Weapons
Blaze Away in 4 Top Movies

Newsbusters, by Matt Philbin

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/12/2017 9:47:34 AM

Last week Stephen Paddock killed at least 59 Las Vegas concert-goers using automatic weapons. Reportedly aided by “bump stocks” that made his semi-automatic rifles into automatic weapons, his killing spree was the worst in U.S. history. People were understandably horrified that he was able to fire what amounted to machine guns into a crowd. Yet similar weapons were being fired in movie theaters around the country. Three of the top five movies at the box office featured characters blasting away with automatic weapons. Two -- Kingsman: Golden Circle and American Assassin -- included so many examples of such violence that


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/12/2017 11:11:45 AM     (No. 11414565)

When I grew up we were watching Combat, 12 O´CLock High, The Lone Ranger and for goodness sake all those Westerns TV and movies. We didn´t get inspired to commit mayhem by the movies, TV or the guns in the house that the dad´s brought home from the big one.

Funny thing though, most of us grew up with a parent at home. Those who didn´t lived in a community influenced and molded by those who did. We went to Sunday school and Boy Scouts and or Girl Scouts or Camp Fire Girls, Indian Guides etc.

I don´t blame guns video games or movies. I blame the break down of the family unit. I trace the cause to our decision to pay people to break up their families, add more illegitimate children to get paid more and sit on their keesters with no worries for essential clothing food and shelter. The families not prone to sit at home on the dole had to pay for those who did and found that to sustain the "American dream" they couldn´t afford for a parent to stay home.

Blaming Hollywood is as useless as blaming inanimate bits of hardware.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 10/12/2017 11:22:20 AM     (No. 11414575)

These Hollywood liberals keep calling for gun control. Congress should say ok we´ll give you gun control. Violent movies cause violence so we will make it illegal to display guns in movies. That will shut them up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rubberneck, 10/12/2017 12:32:33 PM     (No. 11414649)

I don´t buy into the notion that violent movies "instruct" us in violence... at least for the vast majority of well-adjusted viewers. (There will always be a few particularly-impressionable adolescents who might take a cue... I doubt 64-year-old Paddock decided to kill a bunch of innocents because of his exposure to movies.)

We DO tend to get desensitized to things we see over and over.

However, all the Hollywood violence DOES put the purveyors into an awkward situation. Having Weinstein go after the NRA is kinda like Algore (with his private jet and $36k residential utility bill) lecture us about our evil carbon-burning ways.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mildred, 10/12/2017 1:38:31 PM     (No. 11414718)

Whether we see guns in movies or TV or see the nightly news, we are each responsible for our actions. Guns don´t automatically shoot bullets while placed on a table or in a drawer. Our society is crumbling around us and the idiots who think gun control will stop the killings are responsible for the shootings.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/12/2017 7:05:17 PM     (No. 11415042)

I don’t have a problem with guns in movies. I do have a problem with actors who make gazillions firing guns in movies who then turn around and demand gun control for law abiding citizens.

I used to love NCIS but Mark Harmon is a big gun control guy. Has there ever been an episode in which he didn’t fire a gun?

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