Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Liam Neeson speaks with forked tongue about guns. Must be Wednesday.

Mr. Neeson's remarks regarding the private ownership of firearms have annoyed the company that supplies him guns for his movie roles... where the characters he portrays do a lot of shooting.

"There's just too many... guns out there," Neeson told Dubai's Gulf News last week. "Especially in America."
He continued: "I think the population is like, 320 million? There's over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America.
"I think it's a disgrace. Every week now we're picking up a newspaper and seeing, 'Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'"
Neeson made his comments in reply to a question about the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris earlier in the month.
This despite the fact that French gun laws disarmed everybody except the killers at the Charlie Hebdo atrocity.

But does the never-ending stream of Hollywood bang bang movies perhaps have anything to do with people shooting each other?

"I grew up watching cowboy movies, loved doing that [gun gesture] with my fingers, 'Bang, bang, you're dead!' I didn't end up a killer," he [Neeson] said.
"A character like Bryan Mills going out with guns and taking revenge: it's fantasy."
"Naw, that's cwaaaayzy tawk!" Mr. Neeson is pleased to have it both ways in the same conversation. Constant media propaganda about shooting guys for revenge has no effect on society, but the mere existence of guns in private hands is a "disgrace".

So, nothing new here then. Same old Hollywood bullshit, different day.

The company that supplied the guns used in the "Taken" movies, by characters who are portrayed as armed private citizens not to put too fine a point on it, is not amused.
PARA USA said Neeson's comments reflected a "cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties".
On their Facebook page, the company added: "We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and partners in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects."
That's PARA Ordinance, a formerly Canadian company that according to Wiki is based out of North Carolina these days but maintains a factory in Scarborough Ontario. How they manage that I can't imagine, but they do.
Nice to see a firearms company sticking up for themselves and telling the Big Star to go pound salt.

Free plug for PARA Ordinance, they're purty.

Now, I've never been shy of talking about the gun control issue, and the extent to which people like Liam Neeson are full of shit. I'll be generous in his case and put it down to "going along to get along", because if he didn't spout anti-gun platitudes at the right time he'd never get another acting job the rest of his life.

But really, the more one looks into the issue the more one discovers a singular truth: virtually all gun murders take place in a few geographic locations. Namely, black neighborhoods in large DemocRat administered cities. If you plot the geographic location of murders on a map with tiny red dots, most of the map is completely empty and the part of downtown that looks like its on fire is the black neighborhood.

For those tempted to scream RAAAAAACIST!!! at this point, after punching yourself in the face you should consider that all black people don't live downtown. Or in cities run by Democrats. Its not about race, per se.

Here's a genius article that lays out the demographics pretty bluntly for y'all. Found it over at Five Feet of Fury today.
... Most gun deaths are urban homicides - maybe four a week in Chicago. In fact, eleven American cities – Chicago, New Orleans, Detroit, Los Angeles, Jacksonville (Fla.), Miami, Orlando, Omaha, Atlanta, Aurora, IL, and Dallas, account for over 70% of all American gun homicides – with a weekly rate of nearly 30 shootings.
Narrowing further, according to the 2013 DOJ crime statistics, 53% of all US homicides are committed by black young men (15 to 30) in urban violence with handguns. Blacks are about 14% of US population; but young black men are about 13% of the total black population. So, 13 X 14 = 1.82, less than 2% of our population commits more than half of all American gun murders. Thus, a very small percent of the US population commits most gun homicides. There are no recorded comments about this circumstance from CNN or the New York Times however.
Faced with that particular fact, Mr. Liam Neeson would I think be struck dumb by the implications. I'm sure the best retort he'd be able to muster would be "RAAAAACIST!!!"

Just to rub some salt in the wound now, the cities listed are the ones with the most stringent local gun control laws in the USA.

Mr. Neesom, please go punch yourself in the face at your earliest opportunity.

The Phantom

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