G&A Perspective: Anti-Gun Celebrities’ Best Gun Movies

Goldfinger (1964) Arguably the best in the James Bond collection , Goldfinger is often cited as the quintessential 007 flick. Considered a major influence on the every Bond film that followed, Goldfinger introduced such 007 elements as tongue-in-cheek humor, reliance on technology, and of course, the Aston Martin DB5. Pity, though, that the greatest Bond of them all, Sean Connery, lent his voice to an anti-gun PSA that aired in the U.K., saying, “It is said that a total ban on handguns, including .22s, would take away innocent pleasure from thousands of people. Is that more or less pleasure than watching your child grow up?” Unfortunately, the anti-gun sentiments would be shared by another Bond. First Blood (1982) If you want a good shootout, there’s no better series to turn to than Rambo, and like most series, it doesn’t get any better than the original: 1982’s First Blood . Sylvester Stallone plays John Rambo in the movie that helped defined the action genre, yet Stallone had no qualms bashing the American gun culture around the turn of the century. After the death of comedian Phil Hartman in 1999, Stallone—living in the U.K. at the time—appeared on Access Hollywood saying, “Until America, door to door, takes every handgun, this is what you’re gonna have. It’s pathetic. It really is pathetic. It’s sad. We’re living in the Dark Ages over there.” The Terminator (1984) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as an unstoppable cyborg from the future, 1984’s The Terminator featured plenty of cyberpunk-style shootouts as the T-800 pursues Sarah Connor across Los Angeles. The Terminator became an unexpected box office success with its non-stop action from start to finish. However, Schwarzenegger isn’t quite as fond of firearms as the silver screen made him out to be. Over time, the former Governator’s opinions on firearms began leaning left; he supported Bill Clinton’s assault weapons ban in the ’90s as well as the Brady Bill, and was quoted in Time as saying, “I’m for gun control. I’m a peace-loving guy.” The Untouchables (1987) Ah, The Untouchables … Before starring in the movie that helped revitalize the Western genre, Dances with Wolves , Kevin Costner starred as Eliot Ness in one of the best gangster movies of our generation. Based on the real-life Ness’ attempts to bring Al Capone to justice during Prohibition, The Untouchables features one of the greatest shootouts in cinema history . Though he’s handled plenty of firearms on screen, Costner has called for tighter gun control in the past. In 2007, Costner told reporters , “I’m a hunter, I hunt but I think there should be gun laws. I think there should be a lot of gun laws. I don’t want to lose my shotgun but there’s a real good reason why I use my shotgun. It came from my grandpa. His cheek was on it. My dad’s cheek was on it and I go out and hunt with my dogs. My gun’s an heirloom to me and my son, one day, when I’m gone, is gonna know, ‘Your dad hunted with that.’ But, even though with the connection that I have to my gun, can I look at the NRA and say, ‘I think you’re out of line?’ I can say that.” Reservoir Dogs (1992) The 1992 cult flick Reservoir Dogs is the film that put director Quentin Tarantino on the map. This ultra-violent crime flick established many elements that would appear in Tarantino’s future films, including a non-linear storyline, tons of swearing and plenty of trigger-happy bad guys. As it turns out, though, Mr. Pink himself, Steve Buscemi, would apparently rather see more restricted gun rights, appearing at the Million Mom March in 2000 . The Departed (2006) Neither Matt Damon nor Mark Wahlberg have hidden the fact that they’re not exactly that big into guns—quite the opposite, as a matter of fact—but that didn’t stop them from starring in 2006’s The Departed . This action-packed thriller was chock full of firepower—from the beautiful Colt Python to the always-intimidating Franchi SPAS-12—and was widely received by critics, earning the Oscar for Best Picture at the 79th Academy Awards. Despite the acclaim given to a thrilling cops vs. mob action flick, Damon has stated, “I actually hate guns. They freak me out.” Skyfall (2012) The latest installment in the Bond saga saw Daniel Craig—who took over the role of 007 with Casino Royale —deliver another gripping performance as Bond tries his best to protect M from a cyber-terrorist. Billed as the best Bond film since Goldfinger , Skyfall certainly does its part to introduce a younger generation to MI6’s premier agent—and like its predecessors, is chock-full of guns, car chases, guns, shootouts and guns. Off the set, however, Craig is admittedly a little hesitant to pick up a PPK, going so far as to tell the New York Daily News , “I wouldn’t touch a gun in my everyday life.” Django Unchained (2012) One of Tarantino’s latest projects, Django Unchained , takes the same old Tarantino formula of violence injected with some Western flavor, retelling the story of Django—played by Jamie Foxx—a spaghetti western character from the 1960s. This critically praised flick features an arsenal of old revolvers, rifles and shotguns—including a gorgeous Colt 1851 Navy—and won Tarantino an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Though owing much of the film’s success to it’s sensational action sequences, Foxx is a little more reserved when it comes to firearms, appearing in the now famous “Demand a Plan” video. Guns & Ammo


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Jersey City Police Dept. Disciplines Officers for “Oath Keepers” Affiliation

The Jersey City Police Dept. has made a public announcement saying that they have disciplined various officers for their affiliation with an “Oath Keepers” group called the “Three-Percenters”. http://www.threepercenter.org Intellihub.com April 30, 2013 The police department has labeled these groups as “anti-government extremists”, because they claim a moral motivation that supersedes the demands of authority. This group is affiliated with the Oath Keepers and are known as the “Three-Percenters”. According to their website: ThreePercenter.ORG is a Three Percenter community website promoting the ideals of liberty, freedom and a constitutional government restrained by law. This site is run by freedom-loving Americans, however we can enjoy the company of those from other nations who share our cause. What is a Three Percenter? The Three Percent concept and idea was created by Mike Vanderboegh. Roughly three percent of the population fought for liberty at any given time during the American war for Independence. With a colonial population of 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 only about 250,000 men served during the war with never more than 90,000 men serving at any given time. Historians have estimated that approximately 40-45% of the colonists supported the rebellion while 15-20% of the population of the thirteen colonies remained loyal to the British Crown. The remaining 35-45% attempted to remain neutral. A note: Threepercenter.org does not directly represent Three Percenters everywhere, we do however share in the Three Percenter spirit and ideology (and identify ourselves as Three Percenters). We cherish and work to defend our 2nd Amendment rights along with all our rights and liberties. There are many members within various police departments and other government offices, and as expected their superiors are not happy about their involvement with such organizations. A local newspaper reported that: A clique of officers who calls themselves “Three-Percenters” in the Jersey City Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit sprouted about two years ago, officials have told The Jersey Journal. They were separating themselves from the others in the unit and we put a stop to it immediately,” Jersey City Police Deputy Chief Peter Nalbach said. In a brief telephone interview from Tennessee, Michael Graham said that he believes the officers have a right to have their own political beliefs — and in fact that there are many police, firefighters and veterans among the “three percenters.” “We don’t collect any money, or ask anyone for anything, but maybe we should because we could help out the police officers who were unnecessarily disciplined,” Graham said. Powered By WizardRSS.com | Full Text RSS Feed | Amazon Plugin WordPress | Android Forums | WordPress Tutorials Intellihub.com