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rojocorsa
October 15, 2008, 03:44 PM
Do you think that Hollywood plays a big role in how the general population feels about firearms?

Wasn't it that a couple years back Glocks were thought to be undetectable in a metal detector because of some movie?

I'm guessing that all of these movies create some kind of "hoplophobia" (fear of weapons) because of all the misinformation that they propagate.

If there is something I have learned, it is that only in Hollywood do high capacity mags look like standard capacity magazines. ;)

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Duke Junior
October 15, 2008, 04:19 PM
Wasn't it that a couple years back Glocks were thought to be undetectable in a metal detector because of some movie?

The famous Glock "7" in Die Hard.Bruce Willis no less, a pro-gun guy mouthing some writer's inanities.

MT GUNNY
October 15, 2008, 04:22 PM
Absolutely! Not only that they have a political agenda also!

Artiz
October 15, 2008, 04:36 PM
Yes, absolutely.

Furncliff
October 15, 2008, 05:01 PM
That's been my experience.

T.V. and movies where else do non-gunners bump up against guns.

It's amazing there isn't more mis-info than there is.

OregonJohnny
October 15, 2008, 05:16 PM
I think that Hollywood plays another slight role when it comes to firearms. Not only can Hollywood steer antis or neutrals into thinking illogical thoughts about guns, but they can also make gun owners/enthusiasts lust after certain guns used in a cool way.

Examples:

I bought an AR-15 a few years ago. It was just a standard Bushmaster A3 20". But when I saw I Am Legend, I really wanted a "tacticool" AR. Never ended up getting it, though, but I was on the verge of buying a 16" upper, 4-sided rail, adjustable stock, etc.

After seeing the Lethal Weapon movies as a kid, I knew without a doubt I would eventually own a Beretta 92fs when I was an adult. I finally bought one this year. (This is now and will forever be my favorite pistol).

My 1911 was spending a lot of time in my safe until the night I saw No Country For Old Men. There is something to be said for "wanting what you have", and after the movie, I pulled it out of the safe and suddenly wanted to shoot it much more often.

So for me, when Hollywood isn't annoying me with firearm inaccuracies, they are making me lust after cool guns I see on screen.

Golden Hound
October 15, 2008, 05:31 PM
I would love to know why the hell the people in Hollywood, who are all so viciously anti-gun, continue to produce, direct, and act in movies where everyone's shooting each other. The same celebrities who are anti-gun in real life make millions of dollars playing characters packing all kinds of heat. If they're going to be against guns then they should stop using them in movies. But I guess they're willing to suspend their ideological principles for a little extra money.

BullpupBen
October 15, 2008, 05:34 PM
Although most of the vocal people in Hollywood are fashionably liberal and anti-gun, I believe that Hollywood overall is responsible for a significant increase in gun ownership in suburbs and perhaps even cities, and likely does more good then bad for our cause.

Jaybird78
October 15, 2008, 05:41 PM
YES, some people will believe anything and those same people vote.

How is that for scary?

rojocorsa
October 15, 2008, 05:58 PM
But I guess they're willing to suspend their ideological principles for a little extra money.

....they say politicians take the world's second oldest profession:rolleyes:

Leanwolf
October 15, 2008, 06:41 PM
GOLDEN HOUND - "I would love to know why the hell the people in Hollywood, who are all so viciously anti-gun, continue to produce, direct, and act in movies where everyone's shooting each other. "

That is very simple.

Because they make gigantic $$$$$$$$$$$$$ doing it.

L.W.

cbrgator
October 15, 2008, 06:52 PM
Yea the Glock 7!! LOL!! It was supposedly made entirely of plastic!! I'd love to see a spring made out of plastic, and a plastic barrel that could withstand a bullet.

That stuff really does have an effect though. A good friend of mine, very pro-gun, owns a Glock 19, believed the 7 was real until a month or 2 ago when I ridiculed him to death on the subject.

bdickens
October 15, 2008, 06:58 PM
Sorry, but the Glock 7 was made out of ceramic.

Duke Junior
October 15, 2008, 08:25 PM
Sorry, but the Glock 7 was made out of ceramic

I'd like to get the original Glock 7 for my collection whether ceramic or plastic!:evil:
Bruce Willis still rules although sadly,without Demi.

cbrgator
October 15, 2008, 09:23 PM
My apologies. Still just as ridiculous though.

novaDAK
October 15, 2008, 10:17 PM
No No No you are all wrong!!!

The Glock 7 is a porcelain gun made in Germany, and it costs more than you make in a month! :D

Golden Hound
October 15, 2008, 10:48 PM
I'm fully in favor of outlawing Glocks, just because they're so darn ugly.

Nate C.
October 15, 2008, 10:57 PM
Contemporary Hollywood is stupid. Period.

Blackbeard
October 15, 2008, 11:09 PM
Politics + Art = Power
-- Adolf Hitler

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