The gun control debate has been raging in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy in Connecticut, one of the strictest anti-gun states. A video with celebrities asking for tighter gun regulations has been "updated," to include scenes of their corresponding violent images in films.
The "Demand a Plan" Campaign from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition put together a video of celebrities using their star status to push their political agendas by demanding harsher legislation surrounding firearms, despite the fact that studies have shown that "as gun ownership increases, murder and suicide decreases." As usual, political opportunism accompanies every high-profile shooting, as calls to "exploit" the tragedies by pushing an anti-gun agenda bombard America.
As reported by CBS News, Hollywood has been "sensitive to the link between glorified violence on screen and real-life tragedies like the Aurora shooting and Newtown." Well, of course they are sensitive. Despite studies which show that "prolonged exposure to gratuitous violence in the media can escalate subsequent hostile behaviors and, among some viewers, foster greater acceptance of violence as a means of conflict resolution," why let facts get in the way? The actors would not want to lose their cash cow! Better to blame the Second Amendment.
Gun control legislation does not stop those who do not follow the law.
Watch the video here:
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