I have never owned any firearm and I am not a member of the NRA. However, I do think the Supreme Court made the right decision (District of Columbia v. Heller, 54 U.S. 570 (2008),when it said that the Second Amendment right to own a firearm is a personal right. But like anyone who cares about the safety of children, I was sick about the senseless killings at Sandy Hook school and other public spaces.
We have seen the Hollywood celebrities mindlessly babbling about the need for some non-specific "plan" and we have seen the video responses showing some of the same celebrities mowing down their enemies with automatic weapons in movies. I merely want to make this simple point. For Hollywood, of all American institutions, to demand an end to the culture of gun violence is like Typhoid Mary demanding an end to contagious disease.
But rather than use a common vulgar or obscene word to tell the celebrities where to go, as one response video does, maybe a better choice to make the point more effectively might be to quote from the Sermon on the Mount in Mathew 7:5 when Jesus Christ says: "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the speck out of your brother's eye." And also at the start of Mathew, "Do not judge or you too will be judged."
It is time for the entertainment industry to develop its own "plan" to stop its own glorification of gun violence in movies and video games. Hollywood likes to pretend that there is no link between violence on the screen and dehumanization of Americans in our broader culture. That lunacy defies common sense. How can there not be a link to some degree? It is time for Hollywood producers, screen writers, directors, and the bankers who finance their products, to take a hard look in the mirror if they really do want to protect children from future mass murderers.