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    1941- The Maltese Falcon. Humphrey Bogart proudly declares that he doesn't like guns and doesn't have much use for one.

    1944- The Thin Man Goes Home. In the climactic "unveiling of the murderer" scene, William Powell suggests that the police search everyone for weapons because "these things usually end up in a shootout". One of the women protests saying "These are nice people. Respected members of the community. Why would any of them have guns?" Of course, many of them do, including one dude with a flintlock.

    Humans are primarily visual learners. Little comments and scenes like these over the years is, at least in part, where the idea that only "official" people should have guns comes from.

    It doesn't surprise me today, but I was amazed at how far back the anti- sentiment went.

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    Daddyo wrote:
    1941- The Maltese Falcon. Humphrey Bogart proudly declares that he doesn't like guns and doesn't have much use for one.

    1944- The Thin Man Goes Home. In the climactic "unveiling of the murderer" scene, William Powell suggests that the police search everyone for weapons because "these things usually end up in a shootout". One of the women protests saying "These are nice people. Respected members of the community. Why would any of them have guns?" Of course, many of them do, including one dude with a flintlock.

    Humans are primarily visual learners. Little comments and scenes like these over the years is, at least in part, where the idea that only "official" people should have guns comes from.

    It doesn't surprise me today, but I was amazed at how far back the anti- sentiment went.
    Ol' Nick Charles was handy with a gun when he needed to be; but thatwasn't often with that fearless dog, Asta, to protect him.

    Same for Bogie. Just ask Major Stasser!

    If you want to see hilarity with a gun, look up Bob Hope's My Favorite Brunette.
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    Most offensive to me are the British movies, wherein the supercilious Scotland Yard detective comes on-scene and says to the man who protected himself with a firearm:
    "Better let ME take care of that" as though he were some sort of superior being.

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    The end of the hegemony of the lamestream media began, for me at least, when I realized that it was not so much about culture as defining it and guiding it. Even SLimbaugh has backed off his claims about such evolution. <<SLimbaugh being firebrand Rusty Limbaugh's toned-down and drugged-up alter ego super-salesman.>>

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    Then there's the stock scenario... the hero/heroine defeats the evil whatever with a firearm/sword or whatever weapon... looks at it... then throws it down in disgust.There some not-so-subtle psycho stuff goin' on there.Hating the thing that justhelped saveyour bacon is warped.

    Then again... there's flicks like 'Shoot-'Em-Up' where the hero delivers a baby with one hand while engaged inna gunfight with a dozen bad guys at once.

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    My favorite was the McGyver show in which he always treats guns as if they're covered with something slimy, except the one time he disassembles a revolver to use it as a wrench.

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    Let us not forget:

    Angel and Bad Man
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    The Shootist

    Both Starring John Wayne.

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    The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.


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    I remember MacGyver like that, but was surprised when I went back to watch the pilot episode and he's not only armed with a semi-auto rifle, but shooting it.

    Although I will be the first to promote non-violent resolutions where possible, sometimes it is the threat of overwhelming violence on the part of the defender that makes those non-violent resolutions possible.


    Thankfully though, Richard Dean Anderson's later famous appearance in Stargate:SG1 has him a little more gun friendly

    Otherwise, yeah, hollywood/mainstream entertainment certainly appears to lean left a bit, and has for a while.

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    WIth Richard Dean Anderson acting and Henry Winkler producing, you knew MacGuyver was going to be anti-gun.

    As one of the big dogs of Handgun Control Inc, Anderson's stint on Stargate just goes to show how hypocritical he is. The guns are ok for military use, but a big deal is made over how O'Neill's son killed himself with O'Neill's sidearm so therefore guns are bad if they're off-base.

    I did like how in the first episode, Daniel "doesn't much care for guns", then has a change of heart once he's on the receiving end. Funny how that works. Nothing like lead (or energy bolts) flying in your direction to change your outlook on life.

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    Daddyo wrote:
    WIth Richard Dean Anderson acting and Henry Winkler producing, you knew MacGuyver was going to be anti-gun.

    As one of the big dogs of Handgun Control Inc, Anderson's stint on Stargate just goes to show how hypocritical he is. The guns are ok for military use, but a big deal is made over how O'Neill's son killed himself with O'Neill's sidearm so therefore guns are bad if they're off-base.

    I did like how in the first episode, Daniel "doesn't much care for guns", then has a change of heart once he's on the receiving end. Funny how that works. Nothing like lead (or energy bolts) flying in your direction to change your outlook on life.
    Missed that particular episode somehow...and forgot Daniel's comment too.

    And I was too young to notice the politics of MacG.

    Grr. Get the politics out of my entertainment!

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