James Earl Jones on Guns...


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TrafficMan
October 26, 2005, 11:19 AM
an actor that actually gets it.

quote:

"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose."

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K-Romulus
October 26, 2005, 11:21 AM
any source with that?:confused:

TrafficMan
October 26, 2005, 11:32 AM
no, but i did a google search and found an archived thread on THR where a THR member actually ran into him at a gun store in NY state! apparently, he is a gun afficiando lol.

anapex
October 26, 2005, 12:12 PM
Just as long as he said it in his Darth Vader voice...

torpid
October 26, 2005, 12:16 PM
Just as long as he said it in his Darth Vader voice...

No, a James Mason voice.

;)

Lupinus
October 26, 2005, 12:27 PM
Luuuke Luuuke

Throw that damn light saber away and buy a glock luuuuke

Azrael256
October 26, 2005, 12:37 PM
Throw that damn light saber away and buy a glock luuuuke
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a blaster at your side, that much I'll concede. But a glock? Oh come on. Nothing glock has ever made could possibly come close to the cool factor of the light saber. You'd need gold desert eagles akimbo or possibly a pair of those SMGs from Halo2 that hold 60 rounds each.

AZ Heat
October 26, 2005, 12:52 PM
Nothing could replace the light saber except...

The beautifully crafted 1911!

Even the emporer wouldn't stand the thought of disrespecting the holiness of the 1911! Darth vader would have taken one look at that masterpiece and declared, "Obi Wan has taught you well!"

El Tejon
October 26, 2005, 01:28 PM
Jones was raised in rural Mississippi. His family was threatened by White Night Riders and kept many firearms about the house in self-defense.

He has long been an outspoken advocate of the RKBA.

Sam
October 26, 2005, 01:57 PM
Don't know about the family being terrorized but Jones spent most of his childhood in Michigan. Moved there when he was 5.

Either way a fine fellow, solid citizen, Army Ranger and a damn fine actor to boot. His first screen role was in my favorite movie of all time, playing Lt Lothar Zogg the bombadier in Dr. Strangelove.
He is a credit to ALL Americans and someone I that exceedingly am proud to have as a fellow citizen.

Sam

thereisnospoon
October 26, 2005, 02:45 PM
Luke.....Luke pick up the Glock. You have no idea the power of the Dark Side...search your feelings...you know it to be true...Join me and together we'll rule IDPA...FOREVER (right after we do away with that pesky Dave Sevigny fellow!)!

secamp32
October 26, 2005, 02:53 PM
use the Glock Luke, use the Glock.

May the Glock be with you!
:neener:

Mongo the Mutterer
October 26, 2005, 03:01 PM
One source here (http://en.thinkexist.com/quotation/the_world_is_filled_with_violence-because/327583.html)

Good for James, I am soo glad my voice sounds identical to his.

ruger270man
October 26, 2005, 04:19 PM
last word should be "lose" not "loose"

cbsbyte
October 26, 2005, 04:28 PM
I have read statements from James Earl Jones, who said he keeps guns in the house because he is affraid white people will try to kill him. I guess it comes from growing up in the rural south during the height of the KKK power n the 1930-40s. His wife is a know anti-gun zealot, who freaquently supports anti-gun laws and politicans.

"I am a member of the National Rifle Association, but not a political member. I just throw the political mail from the NRA into the trash. Charlton Heston campaigns on behalf of the NRA. He says, "Here I stand". When it comes to the right wing politics of the NRA, I don't get into that. I just believe in my right to have a gun in my house. Ceci [wife Cecilia Hart], on the other hand, is a member of the anti-gun lobby, so we pretty much cancel each other out." — actor James Earl Jones in his autobiography Voices and Silences (James Earl Jones and Penelope Niven), page 363.

"When I came out of the Army, I brought every weapon I was trained to use — my .45, my M1, my carbine. I fully expected back in the repressive 1950s that someday I might be responsible for a cadre of people in an urban riot. I came out and heard Malcolm X warn the people to go out and get their shotguns. Hell, I thought people had their shotguns already. I came out of the Army fully expecting the worst. — actor James Earl Jones in his autobiography Voices and Silences (James Earl Jones and Penelope Niven)

Mulliga
October 26, 2005, 05:13 PM
Very interesting. Mr. Jones has an anti wife - just like a few people on THR. ;)

Very weird how some people forget recent history. Isn't one of the most famous pictures of Malcolm X the one where he's holding an M1 Carbine?

MrTuffPaws
October 26, 2005, 05:27 PM
I just wish I had a sound bite of him saying that. I love that man's voice.

GunnySkox
October 26, 2005, 05:33 PM
You guys are all totally missing out on the tacticoolity of an AR with a Surefire Lightsaber handguard!

~GnSx

Sactown
October 26, 2005, 06:05 PM
I think I remember reading he was part of the Fifty Caliber Shooters Assocation or something of that nature.

Hutch
October 26, 2005, 06:20 PM
He has, without doubt, the most compelling male speaking voice I've ever heard. I'd pay good money to hear him read the dictionary. It's good to know that his views on RKBA are congruent with my own.

"Ray, people will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come. "

One of the finest soliloquies ever committed to film. I mist up every time I see that scene.

tc300mag1
October 26, 2005, 06:30 PM
Thats Cool i could see him in the Gun store giveing purchasing advice in Darth vader voice

WarMachine
October 26, 2005, 06:35 PM
If I recall correctly, I believe his wife is also a pretty avid anti-gunner. Should make for an interesting marriage.... :rolleyes:

rwmorrisonjr
October 26, 2005, 09:24 PM
Same type of marriage as John Carville and Mary Mataline(sp?), just shows that opposites do attract.

Sam, nice John Galt quote, haven't seen that one since I read Atlas Shrugged.

ken w.
October 26, 2005, 10:52 PM
A friend of mine has sold him a few millitary collector pieces.a few jap pistols and an all original M1 Garand just like he carried in the war.

Rufus Pisanus
October 26, 2005, 11:07 PM
Don't know about the family being terrorized but Jones spent most of his childhood in Michigan. Moved there when he was 5.

Either way a fine fellow, solid citizen, Army Ranger and a damn fine actor to boot. His first screen role was in my favorite movie of all time, playing Lt Lothar Zogg the bombadier in Dr. Strangelove.
He is a credit to ALL Americans and someone I that exceedingly am proud to have as a fellow citizen.

Sam

+1 each to Sam and Jones!

Rob1035
October 26, 2005, 11:27 PM
I'd pay good money to hear him read the dictionary.

You and me both, big time.

I wish baseball was still like that...

1911 guy
October 27, 2005, 12:27 AM
Mr. Jones is a highly educated and intelligent man. It shows in his manner of speech, vocabulary and ideology.

As an aside, when I lived in Virginia Beach, the rock station there (WNOR) would contact celebs to parody their own work for the morning show (tommy and Rumble). This was at the height of the "ebonics" craze and Mr. Jones jumped at the chance to ridicule it. He did the Darth Vader lines from the first movie about the emporer visiting the incomplete Death Star in ebonics. Hillarious! And every news segment ended with "Dis be CNN".

jkswiss
October 27, 2005, 01:12 AM
I would, without missing a beat, trade every firearm I own for a working lightsaber. :D

BamBam-31
October 27, 2005, 01:26 AM
A now closed shop here in Cali (Duarte, I believe) has a pic of Jones with the owner. Owner asked me to guess how many guns Jones had, so I figured it was some insane number and said, "Five hundred." I don't remember how many the owner said Jones had, but IIRC, it was in the thousands. Definitely an avid gun collector. Gun safe? Try Gun Room. :D

yorec
October 27, 2005, 01:27 AM
Yep, there are still come class acts in Hollywood - er working there anyway.

Beetle Bailey
October 27, 2005, 01:39 AM
I posted about this before, but figured I'd mention it again. . .

There was a gunshop in Duarte, California called "Belleau Wood" I used to go to before they closed down. A friend and I were talking to the owner one day while shopping and he shows me a photograph. I take a look and it's James Earl Jones holding a beautiful M1 Garand in one hand and shaking the shop owner's hand with the other. They were both smiling for the camera and in the background was a rack full of rifles (the picture was obviously taken in the same shop).

Displaying my usual wit, I exclaimed something stupid like "Hey! That's Darth Vader!" The rest of the guys in the shop (it was a small shop) all overhead and got a chuckle out of it. The shopowner then asked "How many guns do you think he owns?" I figured it must be a lot but couldn't hazard a guess and he continues "Whatever you were gonna say, add a 'zero' to the number. He has (deleted*) thousand guns! :what: "

* When he said the number, it blew my mind so badly that my simple little brain couldn't record it properly. It was several thousand, but less than ten thousand. I can't rightly remember. :o

He has long been an outspoken advocate of the RKBA.

Thank God! I'd be worried if someone with that many guns didn't believe in RKBA for all.

Beetle Bailey
October 27, 2005, 01:50 AM
A now closed shop here in Cali (Duarte, I believe) has a pic of Jones with the owner

Errrr. . . when I started typing, BamBam-31 hadn't yet posted this. :o Obviously, he was with me at the time of the discussion.

I wonder how Jones felt about all the hacked up milsurps in the Star Wars trilogy. . .

Phyphor
October 27, 2005, 02:04 AM
Nothing could replace the light saber except...

The beautifully crafted 1911!

Even the emporer wouldn't stand the thought of disrespecting the holiness of the 1911! Darth vader would have taken one look at that masterpiece and declared, "Obi Wan has taught you well!"

A 1911 on Tatooine? Can we say jam-o-matic? :evil: :neener:

Boss Spearman
October 27, 2005, 02:32 AM
The power of the force resides in H&Ks, not Glocks.

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