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Just One of Many Reasons Actors Should Be Ignored in the Firearm Debate

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by FreedomNW, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. FreedomNW

    FreedomNW Portland, OR Member

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    As most responsible shooters know, one of, if not the most fundamental safety rules is to keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you are ready to shoot. Somehow, Hollywood has largely ignored this, thinking that stupid is sexy. And we have all seen this on the range with new shooters or with kids playing - too much is learned from actors which can lead to tragic consequences.

    It is time again to ignore actors.


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    FreedomNW Portland, OR Member

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    I thought about that. Unfortunately, the posters speak for themselves and still show unsafe handling in the name of looking "cool" or "sexy."

    To Bruce Willis's credit, of all the actors in the Expendables, he is the only one to handle his weapon correctly.

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  4. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Handguns (usually Glocks) that go clicky every time they are pointed.

    Shotties that get racked and levers that get worked several times in a scene.

    Unlimited capacity guns.

    There are exceptional movies if you like realism. I just saw the 1970 Lee Marvin version of Monte Walsh. Great movie, watch it if you get the chance. It's a realistic western so there are only a few gunplay scenes but the one in the bar and the final one are both must see. Nothing fair when it comes to life or death, even among old friends.
     
  5. FreedomNW

    FreedomNW Portland, OR Member

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    I am certainly fine with film as entertainment. It is just when actors with little to no actual experience handling firearms try to tell us law-abiding responsible gun owners that society's problems are our fault. At the same time they take absolutely no responsibility for propagating unsafe practices, not to mention the glorification of indiscriminate violence.
     
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    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I gotcha OP, it's just that I hold (almost all) actors in such little regard that I can't bring myself to comment on em.

    Unless they are onscreen I already do. :)