Constantly you see Hollywood’s hostility toward the Second Amendment, which of course is pretty ironic. Here these people are making fortunes appearing in movies with nothing but wall-to-wall gunfire and protecting their said fortunes with security guards that are of course armed with guns.
So basically it came as no surprise that actress Julianne Moore appeared on ABC’s “The View” Thursday and implored Americans to accept gun control as a “safety issue.”
According to The Washington Free Beacon, Moore is a member of “Everytown for Gun Safety,” one of several astroturfed gun control groups associated with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked Moore about her activism with the group, something Moore was, of course, more than happy to expound on.
More stated: “People like to talk about it as if it’s a Second Amendment issue. It’s a safety issue. A gun is a machine,” as she compared gun safety to seat belt laws.
Last time I checked, seat belt laws were not in our Constitution.
Of course, Moore also endorsed background checks, which are already in place, and said that limiting the number of guns Americans could own would benefit public safety.
“I also think, personally, limitations on the amount of firearms you can own,” Moore said, noting the multiple guns owed by Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock. “No one has an answer. We know how we can limit fatalities. We know how we can make it less painful for everybody involved.”
In reality, we don’t know how we can limit fatalities or make it less painful for everyone involved, as statistician Leah Librisco noted in a viral Washington Post piece. If a statistician can’t work out how to make the case that gun control works, one assumes that Julianne Moore probably can’t, either.
However, Moore does seem to know one thing about “senseless” gun violence: how to glamorize it on screen.
But not limiting her making money off movies with guns. No, never that! pic.twitter.com/sL1828RguB
— Howard Roark Laughed (@Major_Skidmark) October 19, 2017
Now that they've solved their "man crisis," celebs are back on their moral high horse, lecturing. https://t.co/nlEu0hHJVz
— Deb Evans (@debevansPOV) October 19, 2017
Naturally, other Twitterers pointed out that Moore hailed from an industry that might benefit from, ahem, a different kind of control.
Personally I have to agree with the above statement. At least then we might be able to “make it less painful for everybody involved.”
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