It does work both ways… Anti-gunners need to be reminded that gun owners not only have rights, but clout too! READ ALL ABOUT IT
Based on the results of a Zogby Analytics poll released earlier this month, Second Amendment supporters may have a counter-intuitive message for virtue-signaling Hollywood heavyweights pledging their support for restrictive firearm laws: keep up the good work!
Gun control is gaining renewed social currency in some circles in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. tragedy. Hollywood, to no one’s surprise, has eagerly jumped on the bandwagon, with stars, starlets, and studio honchos displaying their usual self-importance and grasping desire for the spotlight.
Celebrities issued tweets within hours of the event making vague demands for America to “do something,” parroting antigun talking points, and attacking the NRA. Barely two days later, some of Tinseltown’s richest denizens were shoveling money toward the so-called March for Our Lives in support of gun control. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown gun control organization, meanwhile, distributed orange American flag pins for “actors and allies” to wear at the Academy Awards ceremony in solidarity with the group’s agenda. That event’s featured musical number also included a rapper insisting God disapproves of the NRA. And of course late night talk show hosts have recently devoted entire segments to demonizing the NRA and hyping gun control.
The antigun themes emanating from the West Coast entertainment establishment were so pervasive that they seemed almost scripted and coordinated by some unseen hand. Perhaps some of this was due to the work of the Everytown Creative Council, a coalition of gun-averse celebrities that pledges to use their “communications skills and the power of culture to galvanize many more Americans” in support of gun control and to “drive real change.” Members of the council, for example, organized the cast of a sitcom to create a video that promotes the March for Our Lives, takes shots at the NRA, and pretends that more restrictive laws could end firearm-related violence once and for all.
According to the Zogby poll, however, all these efforts have actually done a great service to the Second Amendment.
The 869 likely voters polled where asked, “When Hollywood actors and actresses speak out about gun control, does that make you want to support or oppose our constitutional right to bear arms (the 2nd amendment to the constitution)?”
The results indicated that the antigun opinions of Hollywood’s elite were twice as likely overall to elicit support for the Second Amendment as they were to provoke opposition to the right to keep and bear arms.
The pollsters noted:
A majority (56% strongly and somewhat support combined) of voters want to support their constitutional right to bear arms when they hear Hollywood actors and actresses speak out about gun control. This is compared to 28% (strongly and somewhat oppose combined) of voters who want to oppose the 2nd amendment when Hollywood talks about banning guns.
The pro-Second Amendment effect of Hollywood’s antigun intervention held across every age group, race, and political affiliation represented by the poll. And in a finding sure to worry the film industry’s financiers, Millennials were the age group most strongly moved in support of the Second Amendment by actors and actresses speaking out about gun control (65% support/23% oppose). This echoed the findings of another poll that Millennials identified the right to bear arms as “very” personally meaningful at the highest rate of any age group, with 60% providing this response.
Zogby’s own analysis of its result stated: “As we approach the November midterms, gun control will be a hot button issue, but according to the data, Hollywood interjecting itself into the debate makes even the Democratic base want to bear arms.” It further warned: “The numbers among young voters, African Americans, Hispanics and even Democrats prove the gun debate could be a tricky strategy for Democrats looking to take back power in both houses of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.”
We have often mentioned the obvious hypocrisy of Hollywood elites lecturing the rest of the country on the evils of firearms, including here, here, and here. As annoying as their posturing is, however, it seems they have been doing gun owners a favor by pushing opinion in favor of the Second Amendment across virtually every segment of American society.
What else can we say at this point but … hooray for Hollywood (and thanks to Everytown for its role in this drama as well)! Perhaps, as Zogby’s analysis noted, their continued involvement could contribute to making the 2018 elections end happily for supporters of the right to keep and bear arms.
9 thoughts on “Disgust With Hollywood’s Antigun Activism Unifies Americans in Nationwide Poll”
How many people have quit going to movies the the Hollywood lefty gun grabbers star in because the “star” is busy shooting people and blowing them up in their movie and totally destroying a moviegoer’s willing suspension of disbelief? I know my wife and I have nearly stopped going because of that.
We did however, recently really enjoy watching “Risen”.
It’s interesting that movies stars usually have guns and violence in their movies but yet want gun control. I guess if everyone is disgusted with guns and violence there will be no more movies or movie stars
Hollywood movies are little more than Leftist propaganda any more. Hollywood movies today are so packed with Feminist/SJW/Anti-White Male/Homosexual agendas that they are virtually un-watchable. Add to that the arrogance and hypocrisy of actors like Stallone, Neeson, and other “action heroes” and their ilk who not only use guns in every movie they’re in (usually killing people) but who walk around surrounded by sub-gun toting security – who then have the gall to tell regular Americans to give up their guns …. Well, I’d love to see Hollywood go away. I haven’t paid to see any of their movies in at least 15 years – and probably never will again.
To add to that: My neighbor – who has always been kind of on the fence about owning a gun – went out and bought two (and wants me to teach him how to shoot). He said the primary reason he went out and bought them was because of all of the hysterical anti-gun screeching from the Communists. So, yeah, keep it up Whorrywood!
I dont suport gun control I said 20 ago u need gun trained gaurds metal detectors at the interence no gun mental sick cops on patrol driveing by not on call take the time to drive through parking lot at any time day
Here’s a list of anti gun companies and organizations for your review. Boycott as you see fit and please feel free to share the list. These anti American twits need to hear and feel your voice.
7-Eleven (Southland Corporation)
A & M Records
ABC (Capital Cities)
ACLU – American Civil Liberties Union
Alamo Rent a Car
Allied Van Lines
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
American Association for World Health
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Retired Persons
American Association of School Administrators
American Bar Association
American Century Companies
American Civil Liberties Union
American Counseling Association
American Ethical Union
American Federation of Teachers
American Firearms Association
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Congress
American Medical Association
American Medical Student Association
American Medical Women’s Association
American Multi Cinemas Entertainment, Inc. (AMC Theaters)
American Nurses Association
American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association
American Trauma Society
Americans for Democratic Action
Americans for Gun Safety
Aoste (Sara Lee Corporation)
Association of American Medical Colleges
Bali (Sara Lee Corporation)
Bank of America
BATF – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
Better Homes and Gardens
BJC Health Systems
Black Mental Health Alliance
Blue Chip Stamps
Blue Cross Blue Shield – Kansas City
Bonefish Grill (Bloomin’ Brands)
Buffalo Wild Wings
California Pizza Kitchen
Carraba’s Italian Grill (Bloomin’ Brands)
Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc.
CBL & Associates Properties (Shopping Malls)
Center to Prevent Handgun Violence
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Champion (Sara Lee Corporation)
Children’s Defense Fund
Chili’s (Brinker International)
Christian Science Monitor
Chuck E. Cheese
Church of the Brethren
Cine Mark Theatres
Coach (Sara Lee Corporation)
Coalition for Peace Action
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
College Democrats of America
Committee for the Study of Handgun Misuse & World Peace
Congress of National Black Churches, Inc.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Consumer Federation of America
Corporation For Public Broadcasting/PBS Television
Council of Chief State School Officers
Council of the Great City Schools
Council of the Great City Schools
Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
Delta Air Lines
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dim (Sara Lee Corporation)
Disarm Educational Fund
Douwe Egberts (Sara Lee Corporation)
Environmental Action Foundation
Episcopal Church-Washington Office
Faultless Starch/Bon Ami
First National Bank of Omaha
Flemings (Bloomin’ Brands)
Florence and John Shumann Foundation
Forest City Enterprises (Shopping Malls)
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Gannett News Service
GEICO Indemnity Co.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs
General Growth Properties (Shopping Malls)
George Gund Fund
Great American Restaurants
Great Wolf Lodge
H.M. Strong Foundation
Hanes (Sara Lee Corporation)
Hard Rock Café
Hillshire Farm (Sara Lee Corporation)
Howard Hughes Corporation (Shopping Malls)
Int`l Association of Educators for World Peace
Int’l Association of Educators for World Peace
Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union
Jack in the Box
James B. Nutter Co.
Jewish Labor Committee
Jimmy Dean (Sara Lee Corporation)
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Royals
Kiwi (Sara Lee Corporation)
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
League of Women Voters of the United States
L’eggs (Sara Lee Corporation)
Levi Straus Foundation
Levi Strauss & Co.
Los Angeles Times
Lucent Technologies Inc.
Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Maccaroni Grill (Brinker International)
Macerich (Shopping Malls)
Maggiano’s (Brinker International)
Manhattan Project II
Mennonite Central Committee-Washington Office
Michael Douglas Foundation
MNC Financial, Inc.
Modell’s Sporting Goods
Monster.com (TMP Worldwide)
Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
National Assembly of National Voluntary Health & Social Welfare Organizations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Association of Counties
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
National Association of Police Organizations
National Association of Public Hospitals
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Social Workers
National Black Nurses’ Association
National Car Rental
National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Commission for Economic Conversion & Disarmament
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of La Raza
National Council of Negro Women
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
National Council on Family Relations
National Education Association
National Football League
National League of Cities
National Network for Youth
National Organization for Women
National Organization on Disability
National Parent, Teachers Association
National Parks and Conservation Association
National Peace Foundation
National People’s Action
National Political Congress of Black Women
National SAFE KIDS Campaign
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
National Urban Coalition
National Urban League, Inc.
NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
New York Times
North American Van Lines
On the Border (Brinker International)
Outback Steakhouse (Bloomin’ Brands)
Peet’s Coffee and Tea
People for the American Way
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Playtex (Sara Lee Corporation)
Project on Demilitarization and Democracy
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Rolling Stone Magazine
Roy’s (Bloomin’ Brands)
Sanex (Sara Lee Corporation)
Sara Lee (Sara Lee Corporation)
Showtime Cable Network
Silver Dollar City
Simon (Shopping Malls)
Site Oil Company
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Southwestern Bell Telephone
Sport & Health, Inc.
Sprout’s Farmer’s Market
SSM Health System
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Rams
St. Louis University
Sterling Jewelers (Kay, Jared, Shaw and others)
Stoneyfield Farms Yogurt
The Synergetic Society
Time Warner Inc.
Toys R Us/Babies R Us
U.S. Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society
United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society
United States Catholic Conference
United States Conference of Mayors
War and Peace Foundation
Whole Foods Market
Women Strike for Peace
Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
Women’s Int’l League for Peace and Freedom
Women’s National Democratic Club
World Spiritual Assembly, Inc.
YWCA of the U.S.A.
Backwoods 10, thanks for the list..I knew many of these companies were anti-gun (Communists) but your list is more inclusive than what I have seen in the past..Always good to know who the enemy is..Kraft Foods has always been anti-gun, but I didn’t see them on the list..Any changes.?? Thank you again Patriot.
Thank you. I will add them to my list.
I also rarely go to movies for the same reasons. I also replaced Academy Sports in lieu of Dicks Sporting Goods. 2 years ago I gave up Kellogs products and found some General Mills substitutes. My money goes to those who don’t attempt to steer me with their agenda.
With Nazi turn coats like Bloomberg, We need our guns. I would not rule out his money came from Nazi stolen treasure. As far as Horlywood, I never consider those people part of America or at least the working class.I have not paid for a move in ten years and could give 2 shits less if they slid into the ocean.