OMG YOU GUYS! Celebrities are lecturing us about guns… again! This will totally change people minds.
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) July 9, 2015
Of course, the press thinks that this is powerful take down of gun laws, mainly because they don’t actually know what any of those words mean. They probably also think this will move the needle – like, at all – with people who own firearms. They’re not banking on responsible firearm owners knowing what the 2nd Amendment means outside of what the “I F***ing Love Occupy Democrats Uncut Against the Tea Party” Facebook page says it means.
My biggest problem with this isn’t the anti-gun rhetoric as much as it’s terribly unfunny, which is a bummer because I think many involved here are as a general rule, really talented actors. It’s the waste of talent placing message over comedy which is disappointing.
But of course, like most celebrities who pander to the anti-gun zealots, they’ve made the bulk of their living glorifying gun violence. Also, unlike their constant scapegoat in the NRA, most of these films/television programs show flagrant disregard for basic gun safety. Finger off the trigger, hoss. Let’s run down the list:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: The Dark Night Returns, Inception, Premium Rush, Killshot, Sin City, Looper, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Seth Rogen: Green Hornet, The Interview, Observe and Report, This is The End, Superbad, Pineapple Express
David Krumholtz: Serenity, Superbad, This is The End, Numb3rs, Harold and Kumar, The Mexican
But we’re pretty sure that the NRA is why we have a ‘gun culture’ in the United States. Yeah, let’s go with that.