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Colonel O'Neil (Richard Anderson) is still an anti...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by papercut, Jul 6, 2004.

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  1. papercut

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    If you watch Stargate SG-1 then you know who Colonel O'Neil is. In the show, he uses a variety of firearms--including MP5's and P90's--to great effect, and with apparent glee. (I won't even start talking about how much he loves C4....)

    However, the actor, Richard Dean Anderson, was once on the board of directors of Handgun Control, Inc. And, in a Sci-Fi channel special tonight (Monday night) regarding the spinoff Stargate Atlantis, he let it be known that he still doesn't think people should be allowed to own guns. :cuss:

    You'd think that, after filming a TV show for 7 years in which oppressed people and slaves were only able to free themselves with weapons, that he might have gotten a clue. :fire:
     
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    yes i saw it tonight also and am very disappointed in his statement. wherever they can get a soapbox they will start their rants.

    :mad:
     
  3. Cliff

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    I saw that also. I'm not surprised, I had heard that about him some years ago. Regardless, I still enjoy the show.
     
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    I too saw it. I was a bit dissappointed but hardly surprised. Hypocrisy is the name of the game in Hollywierd.

    That aside, it's still a great show.
     
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    take a look at Macguyver (sp) that was one of the most pro gun control shows on tv. he nearly refused to touch a gun in that show let alone fire one on the show. I remember he used a UZI as a pipe wrench even though there was ammo for it to stop a bad guy, very sad to see that happen to one of them.
     
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    Maybe that's why he's getting more of a desk job in the 8th season. :)

    I like the show, and am always happy to see that it's one show where they keep their fingers off the trigger unless they're ready to fire.
     
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    Typical Hollwood hypocrite, makes his living blasting away with guns on film, lives in a gated community behind armed guards, but doesn't believe the peasants should also be able to defend themselves.
     
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    I watched it as well and caught last night's hour-long advertisement for both Stargate SG-1 season 8 and Stargate Atlantis.

    Now, everyone so far has commented upon RDA's comments, but no one has said anything about the new lead for Atlantis, Joe Flanigan who plays Major John Sheppard, innuendo about the guns being a replacement for small anatomy.

    Comments?
     
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    I wonder if he drives a sports car or an SUV...
     
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    That's because it's just science fiction, silly. In the real world, no one is ever oppressed by tyrannical regimes who keep them disarmed and cowed.
     
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    Colonel O'Neil

    Yeh, if all the Hollywood people who are anti would be real and refuse to do any films with firearms in them they would be unemployed most of the time. Dru Barrymore who was a little girl in ET made the later release of it without any guns present with the police in the movie. She also appeared in a movie called "Gun Crazy" in her teens when she needed money and some publicity. Talk about a fake.
     
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    Dru Barrymore? She's a porn star. Perhaps you meant Drew Barrymore... :p

    I think both Barrymores are fakes. Both of them certainly prostitute themselves, just in slightly different ways.... :eek:
     
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    I thought he was referring to Goa'uld staff weapons.... :what:
     
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    Ironic. Anderson owes his career to a firearm, albeit one loaded with blanks. The actor first hired to play McGuiver shot himself with one while stupidly playing around.
     
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    Actors portray characters doing things that they themselves might never do. If a pro-RKBA actor makes you believe that a charcter on the screen is anti gun in spite of their personal politics it's good acting. The opposite is as well. That's why they call it acting.
     
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    Comments like those are typically made by those WITH small anatomy!!! :what:

    Personally, my M1A has Nothing on me in that area!!! :what: :neener:
     
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    ugh

    People who spew that generally are insecure about their own sexuality
     
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    Are you talking about that Eric something or other guy that did Cover shot I think it was? The theme song was "I need a Hero."
    :confused:
     
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    John Erik Hexum

    Bryan "font of useless knowledge" P.
     
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    Even within the plotline of the show they love to keep bringing up how O'Neil's son killed himself accidently with the Berretta that the Colonel kept in his home(unsecured, a fact that they never mention).

    However, the show does have some exceptional realism in how firearms are employed. They even use simunitions(albiet those enhanced with alien technology) for training.
     
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    What really stinks is that I like his characters. I am a big fan of SG-1 it always irks me that he is an idiot, though it seems that the show creators are not letting him bring that into the show.

    However his anti-gun stance is only the smallest part of his idiotic mind set. R.D.A sits on the board of "Sea Shepherd Conservation Society" which sounds sweet enough unless you know what that "Society" is. SSCS is the group of Paul Watson, an actual honest to God pirate who spends his time sinking boats he doesnt approve of and then paints their name on his boat, which features a concrete filled bow designed for sinking ships. He does this while flying a skull and crossbones flag and armed with a fully auto AK-47. Good choice of guns, bad choice of a lifestyle. There is no way that guy's activities are anything but pure piracy and I really wish a US Navy Destroyer would find him one dark night in a deserted part of the sea.

    You can read all about it at ActivistCash.com. You should browse the rest of that site. It is fascinating

    Loch
     
  22. Don Gwinn

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    OK, if actors should be like their characters, try this one on for size:

    Yes, RD Anderson is anti-gun and he plays the never-unarmed Jack O'Neill. Does a good job of it, too. But ya know who originally played O'Neill, in the film that established the story line about his son killing himself with his service pistol?

    Kurt Russell, a fairly pure Libertarian who fondly recounted the satisfaction of telling his liberal Hollywood friends "NO, you can't borrow my guns!" during the L.A. riots! How could such a pro-gun actor let himself be cast in that storyline?

    Because O'Neill is a really cool character and Stargate is a really cool story, which is also why Richard Dean Anderson is willing to touch icky guns.
    (Plus they each get paid a bunch of money.)
     
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    Mark whiz said

    And the Gunsmith said:

    Mw & GS, I was a bit surprised by his statement, but then, he looked down to his crotch... :what:

    DMK, see this thread on the news group alt.tv.stargate-sg1.

    And Don Gwinn, my family loves the movie, and wants to watch it at every opportunity.
     
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    He *is* one of the show's creators. He's been Executive Producer since day 1, and IIRC is one of the main people who pushed to start the TV series.


    Oooh, I think I remember hearing that about Russell. Way cool. :D

    Be careful with mixing up the spelling of the character's name, though. As Anderson (in character, on the show) said to a reporter: It's "O'Neill," with two L's. There's another Colonel O'Neil with only one L, and he has no sense of humor at all.

    Yes, this means that I goofed the subjekt line and mispeled it two. Soo me.
     
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    Bro

    When I was a student in high school my biology teacher was the brother of

    Richard Dean before Richard hit the big time. Bill was his name and he was

    one of my first encounters with a true believer in the "enlightened

    progressive" movement (i.e. leftist). He was involved in all the causes of

    the movement at the time, zero population growth, etc., subtly pushing his

    philosophy on his students and was one of the most juvenile, frustrated

    and unhappy individuals I have ever met to the point of fist fights in the

    hallway with students. Once while trying to convince me that an academic

    choice I was making was a wrong one according to him and finding that his

    arguements were having no effect he began to get irrate and started

    murmuring coments about my mother under his breath. When I confronted

    him about what he said, he refused to repeat it.

    He was married to another teacher with whom he was subsequently

    divorced and I heard that when he remarried, he took on his wifes name

    and hyphenated his name (Anderson) into the middle. How cutting

    edge. :rolleyes:

    When I found out later that he was related to Richard Dean Anderson, I

    had seen McGyver but had never noticed his real last name. My sister told

    me they were brothers and when I thought about it, it made sense. The

    same last name and they look like twins. So it doesn't surprise me that

    Richard Dean Anderson would have a similar view.
     
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