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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ieszu, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. ieszu

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    Trying to figure that out....
    I am looking for some great pro-gun movies... not necessarily accurate, but ones that support the idea. There is Equilibrium and 3:10 to Yuma. Anyoen have any others?
     
  2. big_bang

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    Of recent vintage, I thought "The Brave One" was interesting. It really got to the flesh of a gun being an equalizer. It did have some weirdness to it, but it's Hollywood...:rolleyes:

    Actually, there are a whole lot of good gun movies out there. Some foreigners say that we as a culture are gun-crazy and movies tend to prod that along...agree or not, there is a lot of gun action in Hollywood, and most of it's not really anti.
     
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    Serenity, Red Dawn, Quigley Down Under, Way of the Gun (maybe), Desperado, Commando (with Arnold), Shooter, Sniper, any Steven Segal movie, Aliens.

    I'll think of more later
     
  4. blackcash88

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    Bill's Gun Shop

    Last of the Mohicans
     
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    Thank you for Smoking and Lord of War
     
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    The Postman.

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    A vastly underrated movie that a lot of people ignored because it was "too long." Well, sometimes you have to have a long movie to get the message across.
     
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    what, nobody mentioned "Boondock Saints"?
     
  8. Golden Hound

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    There's a difference between movies that proactively advocate the ideology of the right to bear arms, and movie that simply contain a lot of guys shooting each other. The latter frequently display horrible safety practices and technique, and feature a lot of bullets being thoughtlessly sprayed everywhere.
     
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    Robert De Niro and his 1911 in Ronin.

    Pacino's commander in HEAT

    I am Legend shows the need to be well armed.

    Red Dawn

    Tom Cruise with his USP45 in Collateral

    The Kingdom shows the need to use firearms too, and scavenging for arms when they were ambushed after being disarmed earlier in the movie.

    The Brave One, I'm mixed about. It shows the strong need for one, but goes on a vigilante spree after acquiring one illegally. Haven't decided if it's a pro-gun or anti-gun slant to the movie.
     
  10. blackcash88

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    Star Wars...the original one before the bastardized Lucas remake (Han shot first in the Cantina!). One of the best "good versus evil" sci-fi movies ever. Used everything from swords (light saber) to guns (laser pistol/rifle) to aircraft (X/Y-wings and the Millennium Falcon) to ultimately crush evil (Grand Moff Tarkin/Death Star).

    Also, no mention of any of the Terminator movies? They used any and every thing firearms related they could get their hands on. Another "good versus evil" type movies.
     
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    i know people said it already but RED DAWN
     
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    "In Bruges":):):) :uhoh::uhoh: :what::what::what:
     
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    Sergeant York is a must-see. Its not overtly pro-gun, but it explores the the question of how one can be a peaceful person and still be willing to protect oneself and others.

    Not a movie, but the Firefly series was very pro-gun.


    Lord of War always gets mentioned, but I have to disagree. I thought it was a terribly anti- movie. Guns are depicted as tools of crime, genocide and oppression. When are guns ever portrayed positively in that movie? I don't see how anybody could see it as a pro-gun movie.

    I'd have to disagree with Collateral, too. Wasn't Tom Cruise a hit man in that movie? How does that promote responsible gun ownership?


    I'm wary of vigilante movies in general. They show gun ownership as an effective crime deterrent; but do we really want gun ownership associated with vigilantism? Death Wish and Taxi Driver are outstanding movies, but they're not what I would show someone in order to convince them of the virtues of gun ownership.
     
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    Dirty Harry
     
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    Believe it or not, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, made a point in favor of the right to own weapons.

    "Women of this land learned long ago that those without weapons can still die by them."

    Not specific to guns, but in favor of the general 2A concept.
     
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    I never thought about it but you're right. They did do a spectacular job of demonstrating the importance of being armed and ready to gain peace by force from those who would take it by force.
    It's interesting to see these points so well made in a movie about disgruntled postal workers with battle rifles.
    I thought the postman was an excellent and entertaining movie from beginning to end. Kevin Costner's best film if you ask me. I have no idea why people dislike it.
     
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    the "Death Wish" movies with Charles Bronson.
    the "Magnificent Seven" movies with Yul Brener.
     
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    "The Pianist" is a movie about one of the titanic examples of gun control VS gun rights. One of, if not THE most realistic war movies I have ever seen as well. Even more so then "Saving Private Ryan!"

    The movie gives you a feel for what it's like to have a real war going on in your neighborhood unlike any other movie I have ever seen.
    It's also the only movie I have ever seen where gun blasts and bombs (with surround sound) sounded perfectly real, even to the point that they are intimidating.
     
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    A favorite subject.
    #1 Red Dawn, 1984
    #2 Dirty Harry,1971
    #3 The Searchers,1956
    #4 High Noon,1952
    #5 Gettysburg,1993
    #6 The Big Red One,1980
    #7 Shane,1953
    #8.To Hell and Back,1955
    #9 The Train,1964
    #10 The Alamo,1960

    All very inspiring.
    Thank you for the thread,ieszu.:)
     
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    Kelleys heros
     
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    Open Range
     
  22. Eleven Mike

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    Way of the Gun - DOES NOT SUPPORT RKBA. I love that movie, but the guns are mostly being used by criminals to fight other criminals.

    Lord of War - DOES NOT SUPPORT RKBA. what 6_Gunner said. And watch the bonus features about the Tools of the Trade. Until I saw that, I didn't know that the M16 was a belt-fed 7.62. :uhoh:


    Collateral - DEFINITELY DOES NOT SUPPORT RKBA. As guns are mostly used by a hitman to murder in cold blood, or by other criminals.

    Desperado, Equilibrium, Commando, and other formulaic lone hero with some guns movies DO NOT SUPPORT RKBA. The viewer does not see these stories as having any connection with his own life or personal protection. Typically, the hero is in some kind of bizarre situation most people cannot relate to, and is often highly-trained to boot. Such movies do NOT get across the point that ordinary people should carry guns to guard against everyday dangers.
     
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    The Postman (originally a novel) was specifically written to counter that last example of yours - the cliche of the lone hero in a post-apocalyptic world. The message of the story is that survival in such a scenario lies with a democratic community, and that the people united and armed is the only way to protect against power-crazed and evil men who will try to take advantage of the lack of government in order to oppress others.
     
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    OK,Eleven Mike,we read you.Now for the positive side. What movies in the past 100 years do feel positively support the RKBA's?
     
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    Collateral is always mentioned because the gun handling is done well, but you are right that it is not necessarily a pro-RKBA movie.
     
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