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Tarantino: 'Everyone has the right to own a gun' (Flashback for Harvey Weinstein)
Buenos Aires Herald ^ | 1/17/13 | Buenos Aires Herald

Posted on 01/16/2014 10:00:42 AM PST by jimbo123

US film director Quentin Tarantino admitted he was against the use of automatic weapons, but defended a citizen’s right to own a gun, in an interview published in German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau.

“Initially I think that everyone has the right to own a gun. I myself have one because I live alone in a large house and want to be able to defend myself,” the 49-year-old director said.

(Excerpt) Read more at buenosairesherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hollyweird; nra

So will Harvey Weinstein confiscate Quentin Tarantino's gun or let him keep it?

1 posted on 01/16/2014 10:00:42 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

At least we cannot say Tarantino is a hypocrite on this issue. Unlike Matt Damon, who hates guns but isn’t above taking a seven-figure salary to use them in films.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 10:04:20 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: jimbo123

For some strange reason, Tarantino feels compelled to explain why he owns a gun, when no explanation is needed. He owns a gun - or guns - because he has the right to. No more need be said.

His remarks aren’t of any value in the 2nd Amendment crisis.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 10:04:20 AM PST by DPMD
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To: jimbo123

Even a broke clock can be right once a day, I guess. Still doesn’t change my opinions of a lot of Tarantino’s peer group though.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 10:05:48 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Antihero101607
Even a broke clock can be right once a day, I guess.

I own a broken clock. It is right twice per day.

Unless your broken clock looks like this:


5 posted on 01/16/2014 10:19:22 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: jimbo123

At least he’s smart enough to know that he’d be ripped for criticizing firearms — after the putrid he imoviess responsible for.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 10:19:24 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: jimbo123

Big name celebrity endorsements. I have no use for them. Tomorrow they could “renounce” their previously held beliefs, inflicting ever greater damage to resounding applause from the Left: “How sensitive! Such soul searching!” And, still have armed protection in the form of “rented” guns carried by their bodyguards. They will always have that to fall back on. We don’t.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 10:20:46 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: jimbo123

Asking someone to explain why they need a gun/weapon is like asking somoene to explain why they need air, food or water.

All are necessary to protect and sustain your life. We do not live in a lollipop-unicorn world.

Society is a thin veneer that covers up the reality that the entire world is third-world or worse.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 10:20:52 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jimbo123

Is there a bigger DOUCHE BAG than Harvey Weinstein. I wonder if he would have been one of the Jews that helped the NAZI’s during the holocaust if he were there at the time. Hmmmmmm.....


9 posted on 01/16/2014 10:21:22 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: jimbo123

For liberals, like Weinstein, it’s not about ‘gun control’, it’s about WHO gets to ‘control the gun.’................


10 posted on 01/16/2014 10:22:39 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: DPMD

Don’t blame the fish, blame the pond in which he has to swim....


11 posted on 01/16/2014 10:26:36 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: jimbo123

I have a very misguided, liberal stepson. He and his mom were discussing “high-class” movies one day. To try to enter the discussion I mentioned, “Pulp Fiction”.

My very arrogant stepson piped up, “I would NEVER, ( His emphasis, not mine. ), watch a Quentin Tarantino film! There is much-too-much gratuitous violence!”

I mentioned that I had it on DVD.

He normally goes to sleep at 9 P.M. when he visits. That night he stayed awake after the wife and I went to sleep. I made a mental note.

The next morning I woke up and my wife mentioned that he had stayed awake for the specific purpose of watching “Pulp Fiction”! Can you say, “typical, liberal hypocrite”? I think that he meant that he would never PAY to see a Quentin Tarantino film but because he got to see if free then that was OK. ;-)


12 posted on 01/16/2014 10:31:56 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Pulp Fiction is not nearly as violent as reputed.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 10:39:12 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
Pulp Fiction is not nearly as violent as reputed.

Not as violent as the blood baths in Kill Bill V1-V2.

14 posted on 01/16/2014 10:44:22 AM PST by AU72
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To: LeonardFMason

Like their banker George Soros did?


15 posted on 01/16/2014 11:02:50 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: DPMD

No, I think he is right to explain why owning a gun is just commonsense.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 11:07:06 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: DPMD
For some strange reason, Tarantino feels compelled to explain why he owns a gun, when no explanation is needed. He owns a gun - or guns - because he has the right to. No more need be said. His remarks aren’t of any value in the 2nd Amendment crisis.

Yes, they are. Stupid libs think the 2nd Amendment is about hunting.

17 posted on 01/16/2014 11:09:52 AM PST by old and tired
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To: Borges

“Pulp Fiction is not nearly as violent as reputed.”

I have the unpopular view that “Pulp Fiction”, beyond the storyline, is a religious movie about redemption, in a left-handed way.....specifically, the character played by Sam Jackson.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 11:11:04 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

That describes one of the basic liberal worldview assumptions to a T.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 11:11:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jimbo123

broke clock is right twice a day


20 posted on 01/16/2014 11:12:06 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: Borges

The witty script and the well- played acting remind me of an Eddie Robinson /Jimmy Cagney film.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 11:12:15 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: MrB

Maybe. But that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I have too many good friends who live in places like California. :^)


22 posted on 01/16/2014 11:21:55 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: DPMD
Tarantino feels compelled to explain why he owns a gun, when no explanation is needed.

Such a basic, but profound comment. It seems in America we are now expected to explain ourselves on an entire range of common sense positions. In a nutshell, that is what is wrong with America...

23 posted on 01/16/2014 11:35:03 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: jimbo123
From the linked article: "However, what’s dangerous, imprudent and unjustifiable are automatic weapons designated toward military use."

Notice the reference to "automatic weapons designated toward military use".

Tarantino perhaps is among those who see no distinction between "assault rifle", which is by definition select fire and can be considered an automatic weapon, and so-called "assault weapons", which are not machine guns, fire only one round per trigger pull, and typically have pistol grips.

Whatever is the most useful and powerful weapon still legal to own is what the anti-gunners want to ban, until no one but the government has arms.

24 posted on 01/16/2014 1:43:27 PM PST by William Tell
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

“Pulp Fiction” is one of my all time favorite movies. Mr. GG2 and I jokingly call each other Honey Bunny from the scene in the diner. :-)


25 posted on 01/16/2014 4:02:15 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“Mr. GG2 and I jokingly call each other Honey Bunny from the scene in the diner. :-)”

You may or may not want to reconsider calling each other, “Honey Bunny”. There is an Asian-American porn star who uses that name! LOL


26 posted on 01/17/2014 8:07:46 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Rut Rho!! :-)


27 posted on 01/17/2014 8:28:17 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: old and tired

In fact, the 2nd Amendment is not about hunting, as you imply, but it is also not about home defense or sport shooting. It is about the natural right to own one for whatever purpose one deems necessary, hunting, sport and home defense against intruders all included.

Narrowing the justification for the 2nd Amendment to home defense against intruders only gives the liberals another tool to argue in favor of denying that right by defining a severely limited range of weapons suitable for the purpose. In addition, it gives them more reason to expand the police state under the guise of providing the defense against intruders - a con in and of itself, since the police can’t possibly do it - denied citizens by the gun confiscation that would follow. It also suggests that people who are homeless, voluntarily or otherwise, don’t have such a right.

One owns guns because one can. Period.

Therefore, Tarantino actually harms the argument for the 2nd Amendment.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 10:24:09 AM PST by DPMD
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