The Connecticut school shooting that killed 27 -- including up to 20 children -- horrified Hollywood along with the rest of the nation, prompting one of the most pro-gun control segments of the country to again demand better restrictions and more mental health services. The shooting at a Newtown grade school came just months afer July´s deadly "Dark Knight Rises" shooting in a theater in Aurora, Colo. Filmmakers and actors used their celebrity to plead for change on Twitter. "Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late," tweeted "Bowling for Columbine" director Michael Moore.
Comments: Celebutards rush in to grab some attention for themselves.
It´s not gun control that will solve the problem of out of control people. It is the culture...you know, when a comic (and I use that term very loosely) says that he gets to shoot all the white people and the audience roars with laughter. Hey, really smart. Or when children play for hours and hours on end, games that are amazingly violent. Parents much too interested in their own world. The humanity of this country is gone and the "cool" people are responsible.
#7 Is right the liberals have banned prayer in the schools, banned the Ten Commandments from our courts, they have approved abortion-the killing of innocent children and so God has left us alone. We need to repent and pray that God will heal our land. Perhaps if more sane citizens exercised their 2nd Amendment right and carried there would be fewer innocents killed by complete evil crazy people intend on doing others harm.
These filthy whores and whore-mongers promote the violence in the first place, with their foul mouth languish, their violent movies and videos, their shoving God out of everything and the murdering of the UN-born, THEY should keep their nasty mouths shuts and be Shunned!! This is no time for these perverts to come out now.
They would be just as dead if they were shot with an illegal weapon. (Connecticut has gun control, doesn´t it?) And the hypocrisy of the Hollywood, which spews forth films that celebrate gun violence, torture and killing in general, cannot be overstated.
Another internet article today notes that in China an individual went into a school and slashed 22 people. Is there a possibility that a person with a knife can injure/kill more individuals in a closed setting than with a gun. The gun creates a loud sound that is heard throughout the building and alerts others to a potential problem, whereas a knife attack does not do so to the same degree, especially with small children that frequently are loud, for good or bad reasons.
Many of these celebrities have bodyguards carrying guns, and some of the celebrities themselves have guns. So Michael Moore, et al, check out your own house first before taking to the microphone. We still may not go along with you, but at least it will add more plausibility when you open your mouths without a movie script in front of you.
Human life is cheap here in America, so if you have a gripe, go on a murder spree, after all, that´s what our leaders in the GOV have legalized since 1973 at the tune of approx 1.2 million per year. It´s not change in our right to bear arms that´s needed, it´s our reaffirmation of the dignity of human life. As you sew, you will reap. Advocate to kill, you´ve directed to murder.
In times of tragedy, news outlets used to request comments from ministers, priests, and rabbis - now they seek reactions from liberal Hollywood celebrities, the very people who make their lavish livings off of peddling gory and blood-soaked violence and gruesome mayhem. That these shallow and self-absorbed ´celebrities´ would open their hypocritical mouths to comment while this tragedy is unfolding, demonstrates their total disrespect and disconnect (except from each other).
Bloomberg and all the rest of the self haters can go hang for my money,,, there´s 22 thousand gun laws now,,,on a right that the Constitution says "Shall not be infringed". What we need is a registry of folks on psychotropic drugs.....and a whole lot fewer mayors telling us things. Almost all these shoot´em ups happen in states where the most strident laws are in place. One licensed carry and this clown woul npthave made it out of the front hallway.
f My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
I´m thinking #7 has it right. God has told us all along what the problem is. Our government is being internally abused and our nation is approaching chaos. We know how to fix it...let´s do it!
Was Quentin Tarantino unavailable for comment? Anyone ever see Pulp Fiction, or the like? How does senseless, almost joyful violence like that play in a crazy man´s mind, I ask you??? Why don´t the self-righteous Hollywood twits do a little dusting around their neighborhood before they try and clean up this country?
Shut up and sing or act or whatever you for make believe.
We´ve had the right to keep and bear arms for over two centuries and when I was young (in the 50s) there was no such thing as mass shootings in this country. If these Hollywood idiots would like to know what´s changed over the past 40 to 50 years, they should ask Quentin Tarentino or Sam Peckinpaugh or the producers of "Criminal Minds" or the rap "artists" who make millions off bloodthirsty lyrics. THAT´S what´s changed over the past 40 to 50 years. Or to put a finer point on it - Guns don´t kill people - - - senseless violence glorified by Hollywood does.
God help any of those Hollywood harlots and sodomites who try to take away my family´s guns! Let them try! After all every now and then the liberty bell must be covered in blood to keep our freedom refreshed.
Guns of all kinds were easily available long before spree killings became a national concern. To anyone who has lived long enough to witness the changes, it is perfectly obvious that our depraved, nihilistic, violent pop culture is a significant contributor to these terrible crimes. Have fanatical gun control advocates never read the "lyrics" of rap "music" that teenagers, most of them white, consume? Have they no idea what wildly popular video games are like? Do they not watch the pornographic violence on TV and at the movies? Taking such influences and others like them into account, the wonder is not that such massacres are happening, but that they are not (yet) a daily occurrence.
Instead of focusing on the tools of violence, "celebrities" would do far better to crusade to clean up the sewer that popular culture has become. The irony, and the hypocrisy is that many of those demanding more gun control are among the worst polluters and purveyors of the toxic entertainment milieu that makes these awful spree murders virtually inevitable. We should also keep in mind that the damage inflicted on vulnerable minds and souls by the incredibly violent, pornographic, obscene entertainment industry is not limited to shooting massacres, which are (still) rare. Millions of non-violent victims of our poisonous pop culture exist and manifest more subtle but still serious signs of moral damage from prolonged exposure to the trash that is today aggressively peddled to the masses for profit.
It isn´t simply the violence and pornography that is glorified in hollywood, but it is the really, deeply disturbing inmitigated GORE and putrid, perverted depictions of extremely disturbed psychological minds in various renditions that make it so horrible and UNTHINKABLE. The degree of twisted and sick stuff that is shown or described in movies (both long and short), music, television, animation, etc. is what sets off people who are already on the verge of insanity. Those depictions make these sick people think it is okay to act on their urges. I am willing to bet most of you haven´t seen anywhere near the horrific stuff that is out there. If you did, you would be making this a priority issue. No, the left has gladly pushed for an anything goes society and glorified the worst evil. I am very thick-skinned when it comes to seeing blood and guts, but the stuff they show nowadays makes me have lasting nightmares ...it is SO bad.
Amen #24. Blow off the self-important hollywood glitterati and write some tough regulations on psychiatrists who pass out these mood altering drugs like candy. Force people who need "anti-depressant" to at least be observed for 10 days.
I live in Newtown, I live in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown. It is a community of no collar and white collar, we all get along. Its a great place. The shooter was insane. Gun control is not the solution.
Not a peep from the Hollyweirdites about the horrific violence coming out of Hollyweird. Violence in music, violence in movies, violence on tv, violence in games, all can be placed at the door of "Entertainers". Are they calling for any changes to the level of violence they create?
There is NO doubt that someone who supports the means and right of self defense, will be interviewed and will face the usual ´charges´ about the gun culture. They won´t listen and will tune out when it is suggested that merely making a law doesn´t mean the action it is meant to stop, will stop. When will someone interview the ACLU types who fought established law to release mental defectives into the general population?
I say lets ban Hollywood. They have taken violence to new levels over and over again in the name of more money. I wonder why we don´t hear an outcry from Hollywood about the 3000+ babies aborted on 12-14-12. They pick and choose based on their moral character which based on their movies, music and lifestyles leave a lot to desire. Like the kettle calling the pot black.
WASHINGTON - The United States extended the closures of some embassies and consulates in the Middle East - which had been closed Sunday due to an al Qaeda threat - through August 10 due to caution but not the emergence of any new threat, the State Department said. Other U.S. diplomatic posts, including in Kabul, Baghdad and Algiers, that had been closed on Sunday, will reopen on Monday, the State Department said. Posts in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Riyadh, Dhahran, Jeddah, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Manama, Muscat, Sanaa, Tripoli, Antanarivo, Bujumbura, Djibouti, Khartoum, Kigali, and Port Louis will be closed through Saturday.
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Zimbabwe´s presidential election was a "huge farce", PM Morgan Tsvangirai has said, alleging vote-rigging by rival President Robert Mugabe´s camp. At a news conference, Mr Tsvangirai said that Wednesday´s poll was "null and void". The largest observer group earlier said up to a million people were prevented from voting. Mr Mugabe´s party - which is claiming a victory - denied the accusations, saying the voting went smoothly. The head of the African Union observer mission, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, said his initial assessment was that the vote was free and fair. Other regional observers praised
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