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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:30 AM

Sarah Silverman Has A Message About Gun Violence, And This Time It's Not

There are too many actors in this to list, but they all have an incredibly serious question.


Found on Maigcoalition’s YouTube channel/MoveOn.org

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Reply Sarah Silverman Has A Message About Gun Violence, And This Time It's Not (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
realism101 Jan 2013 #1
They_Live Jan 2013 #3
Politicub Jan 2013 #16
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #17
targetpractice Jan 2013 #5
billh58 Jan 2013 #6
progressoid Jan 2013 #10
onehandle Jan 2013 #7
Erose999 Jan 2013 #9
Erose999 Jan 2013 #11
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #13
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #14
Cheap_Trick Jan 2013 #20
Jakes Progress Jan 2013 #25
Cheap_Trick Jan 2013 #28
Jakes Progress Jan 2013 #32
Poll_Blind Jan 2013 #23
baldguy Jan 2013 #36
SemperEadem Jan 2013 #2
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #4
onehandle Jan 2013 #8
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #29
Jakes Progress Jan 2013 #24
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #30
Jakes Progress Jan 2013 #33
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #34
Jakes Progress Jan 2013 #35
baldguy Jan 2013 #37
geardaddy Jan 2013 #39
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #12
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #15
benld74 Jan 2013 #18
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #21
bongbong Jan 2013 #26
brew987 Jan 2013 #19
bowens43 Jan 2013 #22
brew987 Jan 2013 #38
bongbong Jan 2013 #27
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #31

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:48 AM

1. Hypocritical

 

The vast majority of actors and actresses in this video have glorified or made light of gun violence and death, using the very craft that has given them their popularity. Why anyone feels that they should emulate an actor is beyond me.




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Response to realism101 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:11 PM

3. So you think it is wrong

for them to ask for gun control because they act in films and shows which are a reaction to our culture of ignorance and violence?

I know and they know the difference between make-believe and reality. Do you? Your claim of hypocritical behavior falls flat.

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Response to They_Live (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:30 PM

16. I think the OP is saying that the NRA is the only entity who can comment

On gun control policies. They are gun purists after all and the only people with the moral authority to speak.

I'm sure there's some reason why my and your opinions aren't as pure as the NRA's.

I played Duck Hunt on Nintendo during my younger days. I think that precludes me from having an opinion about gun violence.

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Response to They_Live (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:33 PM

17. Actually, demanding a plan might or might not include gun control.

Gun-owners need to think of some plan other than more guns and threats about 1776 or just shooting first.

"A plan" leaves the gun lobby a lot of room for creativity.

Let's get some contributions from those who want to keep their guns toward solving the problem.

The time for temper tantrums has passed.

More guns and threats have not solved this problem. Ideas please???

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Response to realism101 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:33 PM

6. Yet another Gungeon

NRA sock puppet speaks up -- or is it a zombie?

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Response to billh58 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:53 PM

10. Or both.

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Response to realism101 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:47 PM

7. Thanks, Reverend Nobody. nt

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Response to realism101 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:53 PM

9. 31 posts and pro-gun propaganda? Take that bullshit back to Freep, guy. You fail at trolling.

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Response to realism101 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:02 PM

13. I remember posting an extended version of this "parody" ot too long ago for discussion purposes only

 

Celebrities have the right to speak their minds like the rest of us. They just want to give back to their community. You have no idea what most celebrities were like growing up, and most of them came from very humble, that is keyword, HUMBLE beginnings and growing up.

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Response to realism101 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:03 PM

14. Movies don't kill people GUNS KILL PEOPLE dim wit. I hope you don't own any guns.

 

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Response to realism101 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:48 PM

20. I demand a plan to tell gun nuts to go FUCK off.

I smell troll.

Tell me...when Wayne LaPierre farts, do you get a first hand whiff? with your lips being so close to his ass I'll be you do.

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Response to Cheap_Trick (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:51 PM

25. Sniff. Sniff.

You are right. Something's coming from under the bridge.

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Response to Jakes Progress (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:18 PM

28. I'm not the one spreading reich wing talking points.

go sniff yourself.

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Response to Cheap_Trick (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:58 PM

32. Uh. I was agreeing with you.

Touchy. Don't always assume that you're under attack.

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Response to realism101 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:27 PM

23. Touché!

PB

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Response to realism101 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:48 AM

36. Gun violence doesn't happen because there are violent movies & video games.

Violent movies & video games happen because there's gun violence.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:04 PM

2. despite what these actors and actresses may or may not have done in a role in a film...

things need to change.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:15 PM

4. I wonder how many have bodyguards? nt


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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:48 PM

8. Thanks for the NRA talking point. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:15 PM

29. So, you admit these celebs are in fact protected. Thanks

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:49 PM

24. Sniff. Sniff. What is that i smell?

Ahhh, yes. The smell from under the bridge.

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Response to Jakes Progress (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:17 PM

30. Probably the reek of your own hypocrisy (and the armed stars).

Try some deodorant.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:00 PM

33. You're scaring the billy goats gruff.

Come out from under the bridge and put an NRA sign in your sig.

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Response to Jakes Progress (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:55 AM

34. I prefer Eleanor's approach. Better use that deodorant again.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:06 AM

35. I don't stink of gunpowder, blood, and wayne pp's ass.

You?

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:52 AM

37. Refering to yourself in the third person?

Did you forget to change your login before you posted?

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Response to baldguy (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:13 PM

39. +1

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:13 PM

15. OK, here is my KNOW YOUR ENEMY post of the day, a video "parody" from the insane Alex Jones

 



I am actually really surprised Kent State was mentioned.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:35 PM

18. OK so I may agree with SOME of the statements in the "parody", but

The government was responsible to the Oklahoma City bombing??
Flouride should be taken out of our drinking water?

A couple of the stretchies are WAY out of line with WHAT the original intended message was suppose to be. If there was ANY original intended message. The message steps ALL over itself in many instances.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:05 PM

21. Control government guns too? Why not? It would save us a ton of money.

How about world-wide gun control?

No automatic weapons anywhere. No nukes. Nothing that can kill more than one person without reloading.

That would make good sense.

By the way, did they mention the terrible number of lives lost due to the British, French and German empires around the world.

What I have been wondering is where was the gun lobby when Occupy Wall Street was claiming the right to speak and assemble without regulation?

Remember how the Occupy free speech and assembly advocates were prohibited at gunpoint from exercising their rights?

Where were all these gun rights advocates back then?

Where were they?

I'm not asking why they didn't show up with guns. Occupy was about speech, and guns could have been dangerous with so many people in small spaces. But I do wonder why they didn't defend the rights of the Occupiers to free speech.

Let's remember the language that guarantees these rights:

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/preamble

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

Compare:

Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/second_amendment

When the right of one person to a gun infringes on the right of another person to justice, tranquility and liberty and the right of the nation to domestic tranquility, something has to change. It may not be gun laws. It may be something else. The nation is waiting for some sensitive, intelligent response from the gun lobby other than "more guns."

This video is fine, but the children of Sandy Hook deserve a response that speaks to gun abuse.

If someone ties up traffic or makes a lot of noise or messes up a public space exercising their right to free speech, the damage is slight and easily cleaned up.

But if someone exercises their right to bear arms in a crowded theater, a mall or a classroom, the damage cannot ever be remedied.

Gun advocates need to lead the way on finding solutions.

The more gun advocates show anger, the less confidence the rest of the country has in their ability to handle their guns responsibly.


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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:09 PM

26. The Rambo Wannabes

 

> Where were all these gun rights advocates back then?

Didn't you know? Gunz are to defend the Constitution, but just when the NRA orders the Mighty Warriors Of The 2nd Amendment into (rhetorical) battle.

The only part of the Constitution the NRA cares about is the "2A Amendment", which is: "The right for gun makers to sell as much product as they can to the scared cowards of America shall not be infringed"

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:47 PM

19. Mental Health

 

I think just as much focus should be on mental health as well.

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Response to brew987 (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:26 PM

22. ummm...no guns are the problem, not mental illness.

ALL gun owners are a threat to themselves, their families and their communities...

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Response to brew987 (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:10 PM

27. Mental illness

 

It is a problem, especially among gun nuts, who have all kinds of paranoid delusions about the nature of reality.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:10 PM

31. That's very moving. nt

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