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