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January 16, 2014 - 9:50 am
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It’s hard to improve on Ed Morrissey’s* take on this, so I won’t try. What we have is one of Hollywood’s most successful purveyors of wanton violence pledging to produce a film that he says will make the NRA “wish it weren’t alive.”

It’s not “alive,” as it’s not a living thing but a constitutional rights group. But you get his point.

Big-time movie producer Harvey Weinstein revealed Wednesday that he is making an anti-gun movie with actress Meryl Streep that is going to make the National Rifle Association “wish they weren’t alive.”

During an interview with Howard Stern on his radio show, Weinstein said the new full feature drama will take the NRA “head on.” He also said he’s never owned a gun and never will.

“I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it. I think the NRA is a disaster area,” Weinstein said.

Well, I don’t think we need most of Weinstein’s hyperviolent movies in this country, but I don’t have a Hollywood name and massive bankroll that I can use to attack him. He also has the benefit of the First Amendment, while he pretends that the Second Amendment doesn’t exist. He has the financial, if not the moral or intellectual or historical, highground here.

Weinstein is to violent movies what Alfred Nobel is to explosives, more or less, as regards this movie that is sure to alienate the majority of Americans who support the NRA and its purpose. Nobel created the prizes that bear his name out of guilt that he created dynamite, which was quickly turned into a weapon of war. He also used the fortune he gained from dynamite to create those prizes, which have succeeded in ennobling his name. Weinstein is up to something similar here, plus creating a movie that the liberal set will love and nod at among themselves knowingly. It’s a self-centered attack on better, wiser people.

Dynamite at least has useful, civilized purposes. Its prime use has been to help create roads linking cities and countries together and quarry stone for construction. Many of Weinstein’s products can’t be argued to be as useful, or even useful at all. Through movies like Kill Bill and the Grindhouse flicks he tosses blood and bullets onscreen and into our brains to make himself rich and our culture more and more coarse. His products are mostly odious and destructive. Yet he keeps making them. And they keep making him richer and richer.

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From Weinsteins's description, this movie will be nothing but a pack of lies masquerading as drama, so I'll save the cost of a ticket, and renew my NRA membership instead.
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so nice for a hollywood limo liberal to say guns aren't necessary as he lives in gated secured homes, with security for himself, maybe he should put gun free zone on his home, and stop his armed security and see if evil people won't go where the money is to take and spread around,
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You'd think a film maker, of all people, would be sensitive to the issue of protecting constitutional rights. What principle does Mr. Weinstein think he's going to fall back on when a President Santorum or a President Gingrich declares "I don’t think we need violent movies in this country. And I hate it. I think Hollywood is a disaster area"?
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If Harvey really wants to make a lot of money, the title of the movie should be "Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad NRA World". He could have a group of ex-gun toting conservatives racing cross country to dig up the last buried AR. It would be hidden under sculptured holly bushes formed as the NRA logo in Long Beach. You'd have cars careening off cliffs, actors literally kicking the bucket and a couple lighting a candle in an ammo factory. Oh and don't forget Jerry Lewis running over the police captain's hat in a sports car. It would be a star studded extravaganza. I'd definitely go see that movie.
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I sincerely hope that both Weinstein and Bloomberg spend themselves into oblivion with their anti-gun bull$hit. Here's a news flash Harvey: Americans are arming themselves at an ever increasing rate and will NEVER give up their RIGHT to defend themselves. Yes, Harvey it is a RIGHT. So go f*ck yourself and leave us alone. I'll NEVER see another one of your movies.
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"It's likely to flop"? If Vegas were giving odds I'd go all in on that one.
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Nobody will see this movie, but that won't stop Weinstein from pulling strings to make sure it opens and wins awards art every film fest in the world so it will look like this movie is a big deal.
Hopefully Harv finds nobody to back the film.
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I wonder, will Meryl Streep appear in this feature gratis? Since she's so dedicated to the progressive cause, and also wishes to remove the 2nd amendment from the Bill of Rights...
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So it matters not to them if one is a union representative, hunter, Democrat and Life Member of the NRA?
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They're making a Kill Bill 3!? Can we delay the boycott until after it's released?
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so, ole harvey loves the movies does he? he should go and watch the movie 'The Devil's Arithmetic'. its about a young American Jewish schoolgirl who doesn't respect what her elders went through and wakes up in WWII Europe, where she soon winds up in a concentration camp, in a dead relative's body and bunkmates with a still living relative (aunt?). in harvey's case I wish he could wake up in the Jewish ghetto where a very few brave Jewish men got their hands on some illegal guns. against all odds they fought the Nazi's for quite a while before being overrun. however, they did successfully divert needed men and materials away from the allied invasion for a short time. imagine what 6 million armed Jewish men and women could have done, instead of getting murdered in ovens and gas chambers.

maybe ole harv could have explained to them how guns have no proper use in a polite, civilized society. problem is harv, we don't all live in a polite, civilized society, do we? we are occasionally visited by a terrible tyrant. maybe some time spent in that ghetto along side those real men (heroes)and he would better be able to identify why it is that tyrants want our guns so badly. but that would take an open mind and some critical thinking. something not likely found in the soft, luxurious mansions of hollyweird.
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