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Samuel L. Jackson...supports gun ownership?!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by papercut, Sep 16, 2008.

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  1. papercut

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    Tonight on Conan O'Brien, Samuel L. Jackson, left-wing actor, let it be known that he owns a gun. And not only that, he considers being able to protect yourself to be responsible. :eek:

    He didn't get into it too much, possibly because he didn't know how to respond to the shock of the audience and host, but he did offer to recommend a good gun shop to Conan when he moves out to California to take over The Tonight Show.

    There was something in there about having a gun to protect yourself is more responsible than having a dog, but if you had both you could throw the dog at an intruder while you got the gun. I'm a little fuzzy on this bit because I was in shock.

    Has anyone else heard of pro-gun-ownership comments Jackson has made in the past?
     
  2. Diamondback6

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    Too bad for him he's admitting to a felony by proclaiming so. IIRC, he's a convicted felon, and unless his firearms rights have been restored through a long-unavailable process, just so much as touching a gun = bigtime no-no.
     
  3. Catherine

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    Good for him if he is PRO gun.

    I like him as an actor. I love him for speaking up about GUNS and personal responsibility in self defense issues!

    Catherine
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_L._Jackson
    In 1969, Jackson and several other students held members of the Morehouse College board of trustees (including a nearby Martin Luther King, Sr.) hostage on the campus, demanding reform in the school's curriculum and governance.The college eventually agreed to change its ways, but Jackson was charged with and eventually convicted of a second degree felony (unlawful confinement).
     
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    Probably got his rights restored.

    Big +1 From Gunner.
     
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    Given how long ago that was and the political nature of the crime I'm sure the state has restored his rights by now. Everybody was taking deans hostage back then.
     
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    plus, after a time some types of felons are eligble for ownership IIRC
     
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    Being one of us is fashionable now...

    One of us...

    One of us...
     
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    Don't tell me someone else out there remembers that movie.:D
     
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    It ain't called "the freak show tent" at the Knob Creek campground for nothing...
     
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    Gooble gobble...one of us.
     
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    I saw it as well and was pretty impressed with his matter-of-fact tone.

    This is not what was said, but basically how I remember it from an hour or so ago.

    Conan: "So you have a persona in the movies where you're a manly guy but does that transfer to real life? Are the kind of guy that goes to, you know, investigate weird sounds at night and stuff?"

    SLJ: "That's always the mistake they make in horror movies. I get my un from between my mattresses and wait for the weird sound to come to you."

    Conan: "You have a GUN?! Like, this is the real deal, right? Not some toy gun?"

    SLJ: "Yeah I have a gun! I live in CALIFORNIA!It's not a toy at all."

    Conan: "Do a lot of people in California have guns?"

    SLJ: "Yeah... (of course!). I'll take you to a good gun shop when you move out there if you want."

    Samuel L. went on to talk about how people who think their little LA dogs that they dress up or their alarm systems will keep them safe. He also made it clear that it is the responsible thing to be able to protect yourself.

    Maybe he was just perpetuating his persona on screen, and maybe he can't even legally own one, but either way, he was professional and responsible about it. Good on him.
     
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    Dude, I was expecting Miles, and I got acidjazzed?
     
  14. Kind of Blued

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    I figured I'd keep moving things along... in some direction... :uhoh:

    There's a good bit of metal in there. We started as a funk band. Were the live band behind some hip-hop groups... Rock-based at all times, nonetheless.
     
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    "Were the live band behind some hip-hop groups"

    really?? who
     
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    Nobody really well-known. Did a record & CD release gig for some guy from Chicago and played behind The Bomb Squad. Everybody and their dog rap now-days. They'd see us live, ask if we'd be their band, we'd learn their "songs" on the way to the gig, make 75%, and leave.

    One variation is still playing hip-hop with two guys form my group. I'll see if I can find a link on the interwebs.
     
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    thats cool, the bombsquad has produced some tracks for some of the bigs as it were.

    cool stuff dude
     
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    What kind of bizarro world does Conan O'Brien live in where someone owning a gun is hard to believe? That's kind of sad. It seems like even if you live in a place where the citizens have been disarmed you'd understand that most of the country doesn't operate that way.

    Good for Samuel L. Jackson though. I don't particularly care about celebrities, but a lot of people do, so it's got to be a good thing for them to promote positive values.
     
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    Who cares?
     
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    Many of us care. It is a topic of conversation that pertains to firearms based on a broadcast medium that reaches a fairly vast audience in this country.

    We IMO discuss things of this nature so we can try to dispell falsehoods where needed..

    It's either we discuss this, or we open another 9mm vs. .45cal thread...
     
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    glad he does, it shows not all left-leaners are anti-gun. plus, its Samual L. Jackson, one of the coolest actors out there.
     
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    Jackson is an actor in California; he can't be convicted of any crime except voting GOP.
     
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    Not sure I WANT him as a spokesman for us: "You will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!" :what:

    Oh well, can't pick and choose I suppose. Do hope he's done everything legally, though.
     
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    LoL

    ROTF I think I want him to be our spokesman based soley on this scene.
    Who else didn't love that!
     
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