The NRA Just Blamed Hollywood For Mass Shootings--Yes, You Read That Right

The NRA Just Blamed Hollywood For Mass Shootings--Yes, You Read That Right

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″The NRA spends millions of dollars every year teaching safe and responsible gun ownership, and Hollywood makes billions promoting and glorifying gun violence,” says Chris Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. 

So now the NRA has entered a new game of "I know you are but what am I?" And Hollywood; TAG, you're it! 

After several days of complete silence,-- an unusual action for them-- following the mass shooting that brutally took 59 lives and injured HUNDREDS more the NRA has issued a statement regarding the responsibility of the incident and their unwavering stance on the never ending debate of gun control. 

The head of the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm said Thursday that “gun control is a failed policy and it’s time to have a broader conversation about the underlying problem of mass shootings — namely the role Hollywood has played by fetishizing firearms."

Hollywood's reaction, or really the broad reaction? 


As per their usual, the association deflected any discussion of repeals or changes made to gun legislation. They shunned simple ideas such as banning the use of bump-stocks, a device NOW infamous. 

The upcoming battle is the unnecessary access to silencers for civilians. On this topic the NRA reiterated a statement that CEO Wayne LaPierre made earlier in the day, Cox told Fox News it was the "Obama Administration" that approved the sale of bump fire stocks, and called on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to “do their job.” 

Well thanks Obama. 


Fox News correspondent pressed Cox by asking what has changed since they were children to allow for an increase in deadly shootings, Cox said: “That’s a conversation that’s happening at dinner tables and in living rooms all over the country. I’m sure it’s happened in yours, it’s certainly happened in mine. And I don’t know the answer. And I think we need to look at the broader conversation, and have a broader conversation, about a violent culture, about what has happened with gratuitous violence out of Hollywood, what’s happened with prescription drugs.” 

"Like the rest of the country, the NRA is looking for answers," Cox said. And while the gun rights advocacy group wants “to be part of a constructive conversation,” that conversation must include respecting the rights of law-abiding citizens and allowing them to protect themselves, he said. 

See there, the NRA really does care about the people. Right?


In a separate with Fox News’ Sean Hannity LaPierre touted the money the NRA spends teaching gun safety, and lambasted Hollywood and the “elites” in Washington, D.C.

“This Hollywood crowd makes billions ... teaching gun irresponsibility to the American public,” he said. “The hypocrisy is beyond belief. They criticize me for saying people ought to be able to protect themselves from murderers, rapists and robbers, and then they make billions depicting every night those same situations.” 

This did go over as well as Mr. LaPierre expected.

Hollywood is a land of make believe and most people are aware of that. There hasn't been a manifesto left behind by any of these killers citing films that influenced them. 

It's real simple, NOBODY wants to take away the rights of responsible Americans! Everybody just wants to make sure that they don't die by the hand of a person who should have never been allowed near a trigger. 

H/T : TheHuffingtonPost, Salon

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