I wonder if you’re getting this news in the states also. Or is it simply for foreign audience?
The headline here was Gun Backlash Begins, and telling us that the backlash is gaining pace. But, on the radio it has been reported that there has been a huge increase of guns and ammo bought in the fear that there will now be serious gun ownership restrictions in the form of much closer scrutiny of gun buyers.
Also noted that the Remington Co. would be sold off by current invester. What the hell is wrong with these folks? Seems like everyone is running scared and anxious to distance themselves from something they couldn’t control anyway. I don’t see the news below as a backlash as I understand the word. I see a great number of frightened business executives trying to distance themselves from anything that goes bang. A backlash to my way of thinking, would be a huge public demand and street protests by citizens other than the usual left wing whack jobs and opportunists who will protest anything.
Take a look.
Gun backlash begins: Tom Cruise cuts scene from Jack Reacher film, Quentin Tarantino’s Django premiere is delayed and financier pulls out of major gun firm
· Movie studio Paramount moving swiftly to review its promotional materials
· Jack Reacher isn’t the only Christmas movie laced with violence
· Tonight’s premiere of Django Unchained in Los Angeles also cancelled
· U.S. equity firm says it will sell its stake in the maker of the AR15 rifle
· Freedom Group claims to be the world’s maker of commercial firearms
By Daily Mail Reporter
A backlash against U.S. gun culture appears to have started in Hollywood and the business world in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre.
Scenes have reportedly been cut from the new Tom Cruise film Jack Reacher with movie studio Paramount moving swiftly to review its promotional materials before the picture’s release on Friday.
It follows gunman Adam Lanza killing of 26 people in cold blood, including 20 children 1st grade children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last Friday.
Paramount has decided to make several tweaks to the marketing materials for Jack Reacher, the gritty crime-action pic starring Cruise as a hard-boiled former military cop trying to prove that an alleged sniper was framed.
The studio wouldn’t officially say what the changes are, but a source told The Hollywood Reporter that a scene of Cruise’s character firing off a semi-automatic weapon is being cut from promotional spots.
Jack Reacher, rated PG-13 and opening with sniper fire, isn’t the only Christmas movie laced with violence.
Django Unchained, opening Christmas Day, is directed by Quentin Tarantino, known for his over-the-top violence. The R-rated Django stars Jamie Foxx as a slave promised his freedom if he helps a bounty hunter played by Christoph Waltz track down a plantation owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Yesterday, The Weinstein Co announced it was cancelling tonight’s Django premiere in Los Angeles because of the school tragedy.
Stores including Walmart have stopped selling the Bushmaster rifle.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is pulling certain semi-automatic rifles from its shelves.
At a junket for Django on Saturday in New York, Tarantino said he is weary of defending the violence in his movies.
‘I just think there’s violence in the world. Tragedies happen,’ the filmmaker said. ‘[Django} is a Western. Give me a break.’
In scrubbing the Django premiere, The Weinstein Co. was following the cue of Paramount, which postponed Saturday’s planned Jack Reacher premiere in Pittsburgh until Wednesday.
It was also revealed the business world has reacted to the massacre with U.S. private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management saying it will sell its stake in the maker of the AR15 rifle, the weapon used in the Newtown school shootings.
Cerberus Capital Management’s move came after pressure from one of its own biggest investors, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Calstrs).
Cerberus bought Bushmaster in 2006, and more gunmakers since, merging them into Freedom Group, which it will now sell.
The firm said it wanted to avoid being drawn into the gun control controversy.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide.
Lanza reportedly tried to buy a gun from a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in the city of Danbury, about 12 miles away from Newtown, prior to the killings.
The company said the reports hadn’t been confirmed but it was suspending the sale of so-called ‘modern sporting rifles’ out of respect for the victims and families of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Meanwhile, Walmart has taken the assault-rifle model Lanza used to gun down his victims off its online store
I will distance myself from any organisation that falls in line with this garbage. Hit them in the bottom line and they’ll grow a pair.
Who thought that a racist, violent western movie with the n word in it a zillion times - was a good thing for a Christmas Day release anyway? These hollyweird scum just want to destroy the decency of America - but suddenly have a conscience? What crap.
Reminds me of the time Doris Roberts huffed and puffed her way to the stage of the Genesis (how ironically charming) Awards (best conscientious animal movie/tv), saying that she is so proud that her show (Everybody loves raymond, never watched it) didn’t do a turkey dinner for their Thanksgiving show (another subtle way to distort the traditional holiday meaning) - and how she was rushing because she had just come from DC and a Pro-choice march. She didn’t see the utter vileness of caring more about a dumb turkey than a human baby. Never watched the Genesis Awards since. Actually I don’t watch any of those award shows at all - they have all become meaningless pats on the back to ‘favored’ agenda oriented people/programing.
And movies - well they are a bunch of crap too - with an occasional pleasant one now and then.
Walmart and Dick’s stopped selling them because they ran out of stock.
If you thought guns were selling quickly before, thanks to Obama in general, even that record breaking pace is snail-like compared to sales since Newtown. Prices on ammo and magazines have doubled, and it makes no difference. Every gun out there is being bought, as is every round of ammo.
Molon Labe motherfuckers.
Went to the Base Exchange yesterday while taking care of some medical appointments - minor price increase on all guns (most like to off-set the year end “savings” coupons being offered by most manufacturers), only long guns on display were .22 caliber - with a sign that says “Ask a sales associate about other models you may be interested in.
There’s a gun show here this weekend, thinking about throwing down the $20 entrance fee just to go see what the inventories look like.
I wonder if Obama will earn top gun salesman award this year too?
The best part of this fiasco is all the folks who are actually investing in gun futures and will make a nice profit when this all quiets down. Why, because of all the Morons selling off shares because Mommy said ‘Guns are Bad”. Thanks Mr Macky.