So there’s a movie opening this weeked wherein the NRA is bashed by a Washington lobbyist. I thought I was going to have to sit down and write a screed, but someone already beat me to it. Once again in the longstanding tradition of TSM, here are another person’s words who said it better than I could. From the IMDB.com page for the film, I give you AdultAudienceMember’s review of “Miss Sloan”:
Movies like this are like peeing on yourself in a dark suit. It might make you feel warm and relieved for a little bit, but in the end you have done nothing but stained your underwear. This movie was obviously meant to be red meat for the victorious Hillary. Ooops, that didn’t work. Libs, gun control is dead. This movie is full of lies and half truths. According to the FBI, so-called assault weapons are used in so few crimes (only a fraction of the 500 deaths out of 30,000 annually), that they don’t bother keeping and exact count. Most deaths (2/3rds) are suicides of old white men. Of the remaining the vast majority of deaths are associated with gangs, drugs, and cities run by Dems. Why isn’t there a movie about the urban culture of Chicago where young black men are being slaughtered by other young black men? Well, that wouldn’t fit the narrative, would it? As for the contention that most gun owners want more restrictions, that is believed only by the uneducated. I teach psychology, sociology, and statistics. That number was milked from a survey. Surveys are statistical and psychological manure. They require voluntary participation and honesty. Few gun owners are going to participate and civil-rights opponents will lie.
The WHO concluded that there is no correlation between gun violence and ownership. It is a cultural issue. As for suicides, Japan allows no firearms and has just about the highest rate while the US, with just about the loosest on the planet, is tied for 50th in the list of nations. It doesn’t take any courage to make a movie based on lies. It’s about the money….and this dog will lose tons of it.
Since 2000, the FBI has processed 300 million firearm sales. Prior to that there was a conservative 200 million already in civilian hands. BHO has sold more guns than any other President hands down. And yet, with one half billion firearms in the US, the violent crime rate continues to fall. As concealed carry States have swollen to include all but three, crime has dropped. Where is the blood in the streets?
What should have been made is a movie about Obamacare and all the damage it has done to health care. That is a crime. Well, that’s going to get washed away soon, too.
I am sure pajama boys and overweight Trigglypuffs will go see this and then weep at what could have been. And that is good. Nothing is so sweet as the taste of liberal tears.
Bravo, sir. Bravo!