Tuesday, January 8, 2013

NRA Blames Violent Films But Holds "Hollywood Guns" Exhibit

During his press conference in Washington, DC, on December 21, Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president, criticized Hollywood for its "... blood-soaked slasher films like “American Psycho” and “Natural Born Killers” that are aired like propaganda loops on 'Splatterdays'..." According to LaPierre, Hollywood movies, the media and video games–but not guns–are to blame for the recent epidemic of horrific gun massacres. How strange, then, that since 2010 the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA, has been holding a "Hollywood Guns" exhibit on the firearms used in such films as "Dirty Harry," "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs," "Lethal Weapon," "Terminator 3" and "Die Hard." "American Rifleman," an NRA publication, advised, "If you love guns or you love movies or, still luckier, you love guns and movies, this is a trip you cannot miss." Watch Phil Schreier, senior curator at the museum, introduce the exhibit:

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