Thursday, October 27, 2005

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Hollywood

I heard Howie Carr reading from this story on the radio yesterday, but I couldn't find a link for it. Thanks to Lee at Right-Thinking for putting this up.

From the New York Post:


I won't bother cutting and pasting much here, just one nauseatingly arrogant paragraph:

Even gung-ho action director Richard Donner ("Lethal Weapon"), who has a concealed weapon permit, was reluctant to talk. "I am anything but a gun enthusiast," he said in a terse statement. "The only reason I would ever own a gun is for the protection of my home, my environment or my family under the circumstances in which I am forced to live."

I'll let Lee take this one.

The rank hypocrisy is evident in his statement above. He has no problem with himself owning a gun for protecting his home or family. You know, because protecting yourself with a firearm is a daily necessity for a multi-millionaire director who lives in a 30-room Bel Air mansion. Of course, when it comes to other people using firearms to defend their home or family -— you know, poor people who live in crime-filled neighborhoods -— he has no problem making sure that minorities who live in poverty are utterly defenseless.

What a fucking scumbag.

Behold, the joys of discretionary licensing laws.

"Denying low-income, minority citizens the means to defend themselves from violent crime? Yeah, I get off on that. What's it to you?"

- Massachusetts State Senator Jarrett Barrios, foremost gun control zealot of the Commonwealth and proud graduate of the "John J. Rambo School of Firearms".

UPDATE: I know it's hard to tell, but that quote accredited to Senator Barrios was embellished slightly on my part.

What he really said was, "Yeah, I totally get off on that shit.", and the name of his alma mater is, in fact, the "John Rambo School of Firearms" - no middle initial.

I apologize for these inaccuracies.