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Sat., March 9, 2013, midnight

Unreal gun legislation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says, “We spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, postproduction here, so obviously we would want to facilitate that.”

The New York legislators, in a knee-jerk reaction, approve the toughest gun ban legislation in the nation to outlaw guns for law-abiding citizens, and inadvertently outlaw Hollywood make-believe productions depicting gun violence.

Cuomo thinks legislators should back up and present a “clean-up” bill to allow real guns for Hollywood producers. He said movies and TV may use fake guns that wouldn’t be subject to the new law, but the industry wants “certainty.” At the same time, the state will be disarming citizens who might enjoy hunting, target-shooting or protection of their own life or the life of a family member.

I find it interesting that the states with the most restrictive gun laws are the ones that promote the majority of gun violence through TV and movies, and have some of the highest gun crime rates.

What’s next? Offers of jobs as extras for citizens so they can be part of gun violence without the risk of actual injury or death? This is truly unreal.

Joe Nollette


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