Shiva Facepalm: BLOODY REEL–HOW THE NRA AND THE GUN INDUSTRY EXPLOIT VIOLENT MOVIES TO SELL GUNS …AND MORE GUNS

This report is about the hypocrisy of the National Rifle Association and the gun industry it represents. Even as they pretend to condemn violence in movies, both exploit images of guns in extremely violent movies to sell the increasingly lethal military-style guns that define today’s civilian gun market…

…How the NRA promotes the use of guns in violent movies through its widely-publicized–and ongoing–“Hollywood Guns” special exhibit in its National Firearms Museum, in its official publications, and on its Internet website. Wayne LaPierre himself is credited as “executive producer” of the current “Hollywood Guns” exhibit at the NRA’s national headquarters.

via BLOODY REEL–HOW THE NRA AND THE GUN INDUSTRY EXPLOIT VIOLENT MOVIES TO SELL GUNS …AND MORE GUNS « Fairly Civil.

So, the NRA somehow manages to influence ultra-left-wing NRA-Hating Hollywood into producing movies with guns and lotsa violence so we can sell more guns? And the proof is that the NRA museum has a display about guns used in famous movies?
That would be like accusing the Holocaust Museum of supporting Nazism because they show movies, pictures and objects from the Concentration Camps.

Dear Mr. Diaz, the NRA did not take on Gun Rights Activism until the Cincinnati revolt in 1977. Before that it was just a very pastoral, very hunting & outdoor group. Why do I mention that? Because the first gun you mention, the Smith & Wesson Model 29 used by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry appears to give you the vapors of indignation and proof positive of the unholy alliance between the NRA and Hollywood. The problem is that the movie came out 6 years before the NRA’s Cincinnati Revolt when the NRA went spheres to the vertical barricade on Second Amendment Issues. You may want to read all about it by following this link provided by the Violence Policy Center which I am sure it is one of your many sources of information….except this time. Tom Diaz

Mr. Diaz, allow me to quote The Duke in The Sands of Iwo Jima: “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”

PS: “Shiva Facepalm: When two hands are not enough.” Now I only need somebody with good graphic abilities and design a Shiva doing a triple facepalm.

4 thoughts on “Shiva Facepalm: BLOODY REEL–HOW THE NRA AND THE GUN INDUSTRY EXPLOIT VIOLENT MOVIES TO SELL GUNS …AND MORE GUNS”

  1. That DUKE quot is on my business cards’
    I own a D.H. gun, I admire it, I like it but I don’t worship it.
    If I were a bit taller I could carry it.

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