Bob Belvedere takes apart Harvey Weinstein and his radical attitude towards guns and gun owners
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein announced for the first time on Howard Stern’s radio show that he is making a full feature drama to try to destroy the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Stern asked Mr. Weinstein on Wednesday whether he owned a gun. The Hollywood heavyweight replied that he did not and never would. “I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it,” the producer said. “I think the NRA is a disaster area.”
Mr. Weinstein then revealed his secret project about the gun rights group. “I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard,” he said. “I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this head-on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”
The shock jock asked whether the film was going to be a documentary. Mr. Weinstein said no, that it would be a “big movie like a ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’”
The movie mogul said his vision was to scare people away from firearms. He foresees moviegoers to leave thinking, “Gun stocks — I don’t want to be involved in that stuff. It’s going to be like crash and burn.”
The chairman of the Weinstein Co. (formerly Miramax) is one of President Obama’s biggest fundraisers. He brought in more than $500,000 from his Hollywood friends for the president’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2012.
The 5 million members of the NRA are law-abiding Americans who are active in preserving the right to protect themselves and their families.
Mr. Weinstein thinks guns are necessary for self-defense, but only in other countries, during genocides and if the weapon is not personally owned.
Mr. Weinstein does not seem to know that the Nazis were able to confiscate the guns that the Jewish people owned based on Germany’s government registry.
These are the ravings of someone who is mentally ill, but does it rise to the level where you have to urge Whinestein be put in a straitjacket?
While Leftism is, indeed, a mental illness, I think it most cases it does not rise to the level of commitment because people like Harvey [does he have an imaginary friend named 'Trotsky'?] does not pose an immediate danger to those around him and to himself [but, if he were to hurt himself, I wouldn't shed any tears]. Fortunately, we are still in a position — despite the fact that our government is illegitimate and, therefore, lawless — to ignore this ignorant cretin, this waste of human flesh, this depraved and soulless dimwit, this dumpy and demented little putz. I am tempted to pray that he chokes on his own stupidity, but, well, I’m a peaceable man.
Weinstein is a buffoon who ignores history, reality, and stats from the FBI, CDC, and many other sources that show guns are used far more often for good, self-defense, than they are used to commit crimes. But in today’s culture, buffoons, if they say the right things, are lauded as wise somehow. Weinstein can make as many movies as he likes, but if he thinks he will turn Americans against the right to own guns, he is not just crazy, but stupid as well.
GREAT! I love the “Grow the Hell up” part. Of course Liberalism is an ideology for the childish so, do not count on that happening anytime soon.
This woman redefines the word idiot. Video at A Nod to the Gods who lays out the case against Giron having any functioning brain cells
How can a politician at that level not realize the Navy Yard was a gun free zone? I know we have uniformed voters aplenty, but uniformed Senators? Holy shit, you couldn’t have made a better argument for conservatives when the left starts going off about gun control.
“[The NRA is trying to say that] more guns equals safety. And in this case in particular, we can look at, it was a Navy Yard. You couldn’t have any more armed people than in that case right there.” – Angela Giron 9/19/2013
Now the video
A bobble head doll has more sense.
NRA lifetime membership usually costs around $550, but all 8-year-old Joshua Welch had to do was get suspended from school for wielding a cherry Pop-Tart.
Two months after Welch was suspended from Park Elementary School in Maryland for nibbling a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun, The National Riffle Association has granted the 7-year old boy a free lifetime membership.
The boy, then seven, was sent to the principal’s office where he was suspended from school for two days.
News of the boy’s suspension spread quickly.
“You’re doomed, America,” National Review’s Mark Steyn said on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show. “You’re done for.”
“No society can survive this level of stupidity,” Steyn said then. “The school counselor is available to meet with any students who are traumatized by hearing reports of some guy four grades below them who nibbles a Pop-Tart into a gun-like shape.”
Although the boy originally denied attempting to make his snack look like a weapon, he later admitted to CBS that the Pop-Tart did indeed look like a gun.
The elementary school student was granted the lifetime membership Wednesday night at an Anne Arundel County Republican Party political fundraiser.
After receiving the certificate, Welch reportedly returned to playing video games on his cell phone.
Lawrence O’Donnell is easily the one I find the most despicable. Basically, he just goes on TV and lies, in the most outrageous fashion, take his recent rant against the NRA members.
On Monday’s The Last Word, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell portrayed NRA members as imagining themselves killing police officers in a “psychotic vision of an armed uprising” as he ranted against the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre alluding to the benefits of American citizens being armed while a fugitive like Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on the loose. O’Donnell:
The NRA’s cause, it’s mission, what that convention was about is making sure everyone else, everyone other than police officers can get any kind of gun and ammunition they want any time they want it. In fact, the NRA’s mission is to make sure citizens can outgun police officers, make sure we all have access to even more lethal weapons than police departments use or can afford. The psychotic vision of an armed uprising against our government, the uprising that 44 percent of Republicans think might have to happen soon is an uprising against police officers.
Police officers are the first people those armed Republicans and NRA members imagine themselves shooting and killing with guns and high-capacity magazines. Good grief, if O’Donnell spent one minute with any NRA members he would know that they are VERY supportive of law enforcement officers, and that MANY NRA members ARE cops. Fact is that O’Donnell is a gasbag and nothing more. He is a shock jock without the talent. A used car salesman in a nicer suit, and most of all he is an intellectual coward.
Here you go Larry, you pathetic windbag
On the Friday, May 3, Politics Nation, MSNBC host Al Sharpton fretted over the video that was played at Friday’s NRA convention in Houston to introduce Rick Perry which shows the Texas governor firing at targets with an AR-15. Sharpton began the segment:
Houston, we have a problem. It’s called the NRA. Today, in Houston, the NRA held its annual convention with a whose who list of the far-right pundits and politicians in the country. In fact, the NRA used a tasteless video to introduce Texas Governor Rick Perry, complete with the soundtrack and slow motion effects that showed him shooting an AR-15, the same type of gun used at Newtown.
After a clip of the Perry video, Sharpton responded:
That’s offensive. Glamorizing a weapon of murder. That’s not what Americans want. At a townhall last night in Arizona, a woman who used to work for Gabby Giffords and who was shot in the Tucson massacre praised Republican Senator John McCain for his “yes” vote on background checks.
Via Weasel Zippers, which has the video of Perry proving that she is not “technically” nor literally connected to reality. Just another cheap shot by the Marxists at MSNBS, the network for emotionally unstable Leftists
Disciplined 8th-grader Jared Marcum returned to class on Monday after being suspended from school and arrested for refusing to change his NRA t-shirt at the request of one of his teachers. The shirt apparently pictured a firearm and the words “protect your rights.”
However, he apparently hasn’t learned his lesson – assuming that there was even any lesson to be learned. Fresh off his suspension, Marcum showed up to school on Monday wearing the exact same NRA shirt that sparked what many have labeled “t-shirt control.”
There were also other people wearing matching shirts in support of Marcum, WOWK-TV reports.
“There’s a lot of people wearing this same exact shirt, showing great, great support and I really appreciate it,” the student said Monday before going to school.
WOWK-TV has more:
Jared’s father, Allen Lardieri, says getting Jared back into school was his first priority.
We’ve completed the first leg of what we wanted to accomplish here,” Lardieri said. ”Now, we’re working on the next step, which is trying to clear his name.”
Lardieri says that he was informed by Logan City Police on Thursday that his son was facing two charges, obstructing an officer and disrupting the education process. However, Jared’s attorney Ben White says that wasn’t the police department’s call to make.
“He was arrested, he was put into handcuffs, he was removed from the school and brought to the Logan City Police Department,” White said. “Charges aren’t officially filed or brought until the prosecuting attorney’s signs off on them and they don’t do that willy nilly. They do that after a thorough investigation.”
That investigation is currently underway, according to authorities. Leading the investigation is juvenile prosecuting attorney Sabrina Deskins.
TheBlaze will monitor updates to this story.
From the moment 13 News first broke this story on 13 News at 11 on Thursday, emails, Facebook posts and phone calls from people all across the country have been pouring in. Despite all of the attention, Jared Marcum and his family say they’re no closer to a resolution than they were when it all began.
Jared Marcum, an 8th grade student, was suspended, arrested and is now facing two charges after refusing to change his shirt.
“People are saying that I did the right thing, that they’re proud,” Jared said.
The 14-year-old student at Logan Middle School in Logan, West Virginia says the NRA shirt that sparked the controversy now symbolizes a fight that is just getting started.
“What they’re doing is trying to take away my rights, my freedom of speech and my second amendment,” Jared said.
“You can take the firearms out of the equation, what this about is fundamental rights,” Jared’s father Allen Lardieri said.
Lardieri says his questions for the school district remain unanswered.
“I’m still confused, thoroughly confused,” he said. “They school didn’t even make a statement to the news agencies, much less myself.”
After several attempts the only comment 13 News received from the Logan County School District was no comment.
“They gave me no paperwork, all they said to my mother was not to bring me back to school the next day,” Jared said.
So, while Jared spent the first day of his suspension at home, some of his friends showed their support for Jared at school.
“I did try to wear a shirt with guns on it and I was told to take it off,” Jared’s friend Dustin Vickers said.
One question that many are asking is how clothing that displays images of firearms can be punishable when a statue with a soldier carrying both a gun and a grenade stands proudly in the school parking lot.
“No matter all the attention, I have a genuine fear for my son,” Lardieri said. “I do not know where his future lies. He has criminal charges, he has a bright future, this could do a lot to damage that”
13 News was contacted by Benjamin White, the attorney handling Jared’s case. White says first, they’ll be working on getting the charges, obstruction and disturbing the education process, dropped. Then, they plan on filing any federal or civil suit that is in order.
Very well spoken, and very effective
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Friday that the National Rifle Association wants “guns on demand, like you’re buying a Hershey bar.”
“That’s the way they want to do it, guns on demand, like you’re buying a Hershey bar. That’s it. It’s a Hershey bar. I think I’d like one. I’m going to try that. You know, no background check? What are you, crazy? Okay, that’s the hideous argument they make, check out the guy that’s going to guard the kids, but don’t check out the guy who’s buying the gun to go after the kids,” Matthews said referring to the NRA.
Is this buffoon actually saying the NRA does not want checks on people buying guns to shoot up schools? Good grief he will say anything. Matthews stopped being anything remotely resembling a a journalist long ago. He is now nothing more than a deranged second-rate shock jock.
Actually Chris, it was the NRA that got background checks in place to begin with. You Cannot buy a gun from a gun dealer without undergoing a background check. Very few people who fail those checks ever get prosecuted, which the NRA points out often.
Matthews is nothing more than THAT drunk asshole at the end of the bar now. You know the guy. Sloppy drunk, mumbling incoherently, and asking everyone to buy him a shot. Except Matthews is not even drunk on the air. He does not find his inner asshole in a bottle. Matthews comes by his naturally.
How pathetic are the Left’s talking points on guns? Lies, more lies, mixed in with distortions, half-truths, and topped off with emotionalistic rhetoric. Note that these egg heads bash their fellow Congressmen for not ignoring their constituents wishes AGAINST more useless laws. The biggest lie they keep telling is that there are background checks in only 14 states, that is complete BS and they know it. They only care about one thing and that is increasing the power of the State at the expense of individual liberty.
I also love how they cannot imagine anyone not wanting gun bans like they do. They actually are trying to sell the lie that the NRA is the only thing stopping more gun control laws. I guess they cannot grasp all the polls showing most Americans trust the NRA far more than they trust Congress. I guess they missed all the folks buying guns, and signing up for CHL’s too.
The National Rifle Association’s fundraising pace continues to quicken amid fears of new restrictions on firearms, with the gun lobby’s political action committee posting its best single month of fundraising in more than a decade.
The group raised nearly $1.6 million in February, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings posted Tuesday night. February’s numbers follow a $1.1 million haul in January.
The NRA hasn’t posted such strong fundraising numbers since the height of the 2000 presidential campaign, when the committee raised $1.7 million in October.
Its fundraising pace has increased considerably since the December shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 26 people.
During the 2011-12 cycle, the committee raised $600,000 per month – for a two-year total of $14.3 million.
The committee’s fundraising pace in January and February alone has doubled from the previous cycle. Its PAC ends the month with a $4 million war chest.
The NRA also has upped its giving to congressional candidates since Newtown. The committee gave to 19 congressional and state-level candidates and party committees in February – up from just two donations in January.
Its donations include a $2,500 contribution to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama have vowed to overhaul the nation’s gun-control laws, after a shooting in Connecticut left 26 children dead.
Still, new legislation faces an uphill climb in Congress. Democratic leaders shelved a renewed assault weapons ban this week, citing a lack of votes for the new measure.
Any new laws requiring better background checks or magazine capacity limits would require cooperation from House Republicans – who seem reluctant to back such proposals.
Good stuff! Via Theo
Ah ye, here we go again, another Liberal Kool Aid drinker who thinks all Black people must think alike! After reading what Simmons has to say ponder these questions. Why do Liberals hate diversity of thought? Why do they get so upset when a member of any minority group thinks for themselves?
Colion Noir, a young African American who is conservative and pro-gun, is the National Rifle Association’s newest spokesman, but apparently this has proven too much for rap and entertainment mogul Russell Simmons.
After seeing the NRA’s intro video of Noir’s upcoming NRA News show, Simmons took to Twitter to tell the gun group, “Dear @NRA, we don’t trust you. Sincerely, Black America.”
So Russell Simmons IS Black America now? He KNOWS what every Black person thinks and feels?
Simmons then wrote a longer attack at Globalgrind.com, saying that “black people ain’t got no time” for the NRA.
Music entrepreneur Simmons criticizes the NRA’s hiring of African American Noir and says it is “deeply troubling” that the NRA is encouraging the black community “to pick up guns again and start poppin’.”
Good Grief here he goes with the tired old Liberal lie that the NRA wants everybody armed and shooting each other. Why don’t you try listening Mr. Simmons, instead of prejudging the NRA?
Simmons went on to say, “With smokescreens and a barrage of bullets, the NRA is intentionally playing into the fears of a very few people. Very, very few.”
Simmons concludes his post saying,
Our community is not interested in a corporate sponsored gun group telling us what to do, when their real mission is to make more money for the corporations that line their dirty pockets with rolls of cash and silver bullets. We’re much smarter than that and certainly can see through their motives. Until they show a real interest in solving the violence problem in our community, they can keep their Yankee hat-wearing spokesman and their African-American “campaigns” for themselves. In the words of another internet star, “ain’t nobody got time for that.”
Ah yes, the new smear of the NRA is that they are not 4,5 million people, but a corporate tool. Here is an exit challenge for Simmons. If violence in “your ” community bothers you, why not ask why there is so much violence there? It certainly is not guns, everyone I knew growing up owned guns, most houses had several guns, yet there was no violent crime, and by no means was my “community” segregated. There were also no gangs, and no tolerance for law-breaking either. And again, that was in Black, and White homes Mr. Simmons. Odd, houses full of guns, and no crime. It is easy, and intellectually lazy to blame guns instead of actually tackling the REAL problem I guess, right Mr. Simmons? But, then again, intellectual laziness is something Liberals do really well. after all, Liberalism is, at its most basic, an ideology of convenience.
Everyone should be able to guess Sen. Murphy’s NRA rating. Nearly a third of the press releases the Senator has sent out since he took the oath of office in January have had NRA in the headline, as he’s made it his mission to take on the powerful pro-gun lobby. The latest: Murphy Urges NASCAR to Reverse Decision To Name New Race NRA 500.
Murphy wrote to NASCAR CEO Brian France Thursday asking him to knock the NRA off the sponsor list for the Sprint Cup Race Series in April. NRA is the title sponsor of the race, which will be named the NRA 500. Murphy told France that post-Newtown, aligning yourself with such an extreme position on guns is insensitive to the people of Newtown and puts you at odds with the the ‘overwhelming majority’ of the American public.
“Why take sides against the families of Newtown, Connecticut, by teaming up with the NRA in the middle of an intense legislative fight over gun laws?” Murphy asked.
Well, poll after polls how the NRA MORE popular than the gun grabbing nut jobs like Murphy, and, frankly, many NRA members would have tried their level best to protect those kids at that school. They only one playing politics here is Sen. Murphy, who would be ashamed of himself if he was not so morally retarded.
The National Rifle Association on Thursday held a massive rally in Albany, N.Y. to protest the Empire State’s restrictive gun laws signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January. The state’s massive gun control package gave New York the strictest gun laws in the United States.
NRA President David Keene fired up thousands of supporters outside the state Capitol, saying “we’ve lose battles before, we’ll not lose this war.”
“We’ll help you defeat the politicians depriving you of your rights,” Keene said. “We’ll do whatever is necessary. We will not allow those freedoms to be taken from us.”
NRA membership has seen a steady increase as lawmakers continue to debate future gun control legislation. Keene said the NRA now has close to 5 million members.
Keene also reminded New Yorkers that big and small businesses could be impacted by new gun laws, using a green Remington Arms union T-shirt to make his point, The Business Review’s Adam Sichko reports.
Sichko, who was at the event, has some more details:
Dozens of buses brought protestors from all corners of the state. Organizers kept referring to a crowd of 10,000, though that appeared to be an overestimate.
Many in the crowd raised American flags or yellow “Don’t Treat on Me” flags. A number of signs compared Cuomo to Hitler and invoked communism. Others had messages such as: “If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words” or “I’m a mom and grandmother here to protect and defend their future.”
One sign was especially pertinent: “Founded in 1816: Remington stays. Cuomo goes!”
Police estimated the crowd size at 5,000 at around 1 p.m. Thursday, Times Union reports.
The crowd could be heard chanting, “We will not comply!” at one point and later “Cuomo’s gotta go!”
Watch some raw video taken at the rally:
In addition to outlawing semi-automatic rifles, or so-called “assault weapons,” New York’s new gun laws ban a broader array of military-style weapons and also restricts ammunition magazines to seven rounds, down from the current 10. The law also creates a more comprehensive database of people barred from owning guns, and makes New York the first state to require background checks to buy bullets.
But that just is more of a reason for the NRA to keep fighting for America’s gun rights, Keene explained.
“Our strength comes from the fact that that broader community of Second Amendment believers in this country is not simply made of Republicans or conservative or Democrats or liberals or factory owners. It’s made up of all Americans: farmers, union workers and all the rest, police officers and veterans,” he told supporters.
Doug Powers, Austin’s brother, notes that the pro-gun rights arguments need to change to match the emotionalism in the anti-gun rights side. And he is right.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has been having hearings on gun control. On the pro gun control side, Gabby Giffords, victim of a crazed gunman, said “too many children are dying.” At a hearing in Connecticut, the father of a child murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary gave similar testimony (and gave some in the blinded-by-bias media a chance to show off their mad video editing skillz).
And on the pro Second Amendment side we most often hear testimony from Wayne LaPierre, somebody else from the NRA, or lawyers arguing on behalf of the Second Amendment. They make arguments on constitutional grounds and even speak about people whose lives are saved because they had guns — but where arethose people? Ask them to come forward at hearings and press conferences.
Let’s face it, the left usually kicks the right’s ass when it comes to emotional arguments that are designed to tug at the heart so aggressively that onlookers are too distracted to use their heads to think through what’s actually being presented to them (and that’s not necessarily a bad thing as we pride ourselves on being on the side of reason). However, emotional arguments can be constructed without selling out on the logic and common sense end of things, and that’s where the right needs to do a better job.
There certainly are no shortages of children (and adults) whose lives have been saved because of gun ownership. Almost every day there’s a story. Here’s one from just the day before yesterday:
A home invasion suspect was arrested at a hospital after a mother shot him during the crime at a Montgomery County home, deputies said Wednesday.
Erin, who asked to be identified only by her first name, told Local 2 she was putting her 6-year-old son to bed when she heard a loud noise coming from her bedroom on Mink Lake Drive Friday night.
“I threw the cover over my son and I took off running, screaming to the living room to let my dogs out,” she said.
Erin said she turned around and saw three masked men, pointing a gun right at her.
The woman had a gun — at least two actually — and it didn’t end well for one of the criminals. The other two fled, and the mother and her son were unharmed as a result.
Powers is right, we could find literally thousands of Americans whose lives have been saved because they, or a friend, parent or neighbor was armed. Does this not seem the perfect way to fight back against the Left’s Emotionally based testimonies? Of course it does, because it is. So why has the leadership of the NRA, or Republican Congressmen not thought of it? Or maybe I should ask, why have they chosen NOT to go that direction since surely it has been suggested to them. I mean honestly, this is one of the biggest issues the Right faces. Too often the best arguments, ideas, etc come from people like Doug Powers, and other Conservative bloggers. Are we just that much smarter than our “leaders”? Or are we more intent on fighting? Do they fear unvarnished Conservatism? What are they thinking? Seems too often they are thinking about not losing, rather than about winning.