“It’s A Western, Give Me A Break:” Quentin Tarantino Isn’t Appreciating The Post-Sandy Hook Criticism

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December 18, 2012 ‐ By madamenoire
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From The Grio

Since the December 14th Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting political figures and activists have called for immediate action on gun control. They believe that stricter laws on gun control could have stopped this tragedy and can prevent others in the future.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson does not agree.

“I don’t think it’s about more gun control,” Jackson said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.”

He feels that parents and role models who instill a positive foundation in children can have more of an effect than legislation.

Jackson co-stars in the upcoming film Django Unchained alongside Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter and Kerry Washington who plays Foxx’s wife in the film.

Django Unchained has received strong praise from film critics. And the film has already received five Golden Globe nominations, but the violence in the film has stirred up considerable controversy.

In the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, the timing for such a brutal film makes many uneasy.

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  • Tonya

    Gun control laws will do nothing as drug laws do nothing!!!!! Wake up people!!! IT’S OUR CULTURE!! America has the highest crime and murder rate in the world. Other countries have less strict gun control laws and they don’t go crazy. I believe in Switzerland, everyone is required to own a gun, and they have a low crime rate. Americans have no regard for human life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikia.dshiznit Nikia D-Shiznit

    We dont need more gun control. We don’t need military weapons being owned by anyone but military personnel, on military bases. The 2nd amendment says you can have guns, but what about bullets? We should tax the hell out of bullets, like cigarettes. Make them so Damn expensive to the point where they are almost nowhere near affordable. The end.

  • Megbabe

    Life is good in Canada.

  • Just saying!!

    That’s so stupid. One has nothing to do with the other! I want to see the movie!!

  • Guest360

    Yes we do need stricter gun regulation but come on. That was hardly the issue here. The man was mentally ill and needed help. Guns or no guns, he was going to cause massive damage. Period. I think people are being a little too sensitive which is understandable but hardly logical. Just because there is gun violence in movies does not mean someone is going to be influenced by it. Most people know the difference between fact and fiction. Those that don’t are usually the ones with a mental deficiency that prevents them from doing so. That is where our regulation needs to go: helping the mentally ill. Not banning movies because they’re violent. And it’s Quentin Tarantino!!! You know what you’re going to get before you even watch his movies. Don’t like it, don’t watch it. Simple

    • SheBe

      I agree. That was the first thing that came to mind when I read the article. This particular case is not about the normal man gone rogue. He acquired his weapons by stealing from his mom who purchased them legally. Gun control is an issue but this case should not be used as an example. I’m also over blaming everything on violence on TV, movies, video games, and radio. Children are exposed to too much too soon and parents keep their eyes wide shut when showing inappropriate behavior. I agree with Samuel L. on this totally.

  • TRUTH IS

    I love Quentin movies. Not his first violent film. Where’s the outcry everyday not just when some carnage happens?!? Movies or music do not influence who I am and it never will. America is full of wuss both parents & children!!