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Wayne Lapierre (And @NRA's) "Filthy Porno"
Remember when Wayne Lapierre (you remember him, the Where's-Waldo-looking promoter of death by firing squad) held his authoritarian press conference and asked us all rhetorically, "Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?”
So, and I know this will shock you, turns out the "filthy" porn king is LaPierre:
It would be hard to find a more hypocritical statement even in the annals of the NRA, which is distinguished by its frequent assertion of unfounded “facts” about guns and gun violence. The truth is that the NRA and the gun industry it represents ruthlessly peddle what LaPierre called “the filthiest form of pornography” in his statement.
This report documents
*How the NRA promotes the use of guns in violent movies through its widely-publicized–and ongoing–“Hollywood Guns” special exhibit in its National Firearms Museum, in its official publications, and on its Internet website. Wayne LaPierre himself is credited as “executive producer” of the current “Hollywood Guns” exhibit at the NRA’s national headquarters.
*Statements directly contradicting LaPierre’s thesis, written by a prominent author and movie critic whose article for the American Rifleman, an official NRA magazine, appears as the Introduction to Hollywood Guns, the NRA’s official exhibit brochure. Former journalist Stephen Hunter opined in his book about the movie industry and film criticism that violent movies do not cause violent behavior and may in fact prevent it.
*Austrian handgun manufacturer Glock’s calculated marketing strategy to exploit the placement of its guns in violent movies to help it capture a premier place in the American civilian gun market.
*Boasting by American 50 caliber anti-armor sniper rifle manufacturer Barrett Firearms about the use of its guns in violent movies. Barrett is also reported to charge video game manufacturers fees for the use of representations of its guns in games.
Wayne LaPierre and the NRA, who would regret that they only had but one lie to give to their country...
Read the whole report here: http://tomdiazgunsandgangs.com/2013/01/02/bloody-reel-how-the-nra-and-the-gun-industry-exploit-violent-movies-to-sell-guns-and-more-guns/