Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

(Oops ... Unintended Consequences) Hollywood Film Studios Say New York Gun Law May Ban Gun Props
New York Times ^ | May 1, 2013 | THOMAS KAPLAN

Posted on 05/02/2013 7:26:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

new york state photo: NEW YORK newyork.jpg

Film Studios Say New York Gun Law May Ban Props

ALBANY — The sweeping gun control measure signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and hailed by Democratic leaders has a surprising critic: Hollywood.

Officials in the movie and television industry say the new laws could prevent them from using the lifelike assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that they have employed in shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and films like “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Twenty-seven film and television projects, including programs like “Blue Bloods” and “Person of Interest,” are now in production in New York State using assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Industry workers say that they need to use real weapons for verisimilitude, that it would be impractical to try to manufacture fake weapons that could fire blanks, and that the entertainment industry should not be penalized accidentally by a law intended as a response to mass shootings.

“Weapons are part of our history as a culture as humans,” said Ryder Washburn, vice president of the Specialists Ltd., a leading supplier of firearms for productions that is based in Manhattan. “To tell stories, you need them.”

Mr. Cuomo has gone out of his way to promote the industry’s success; on Monday, he issued one news release to say the state was on track to break its record for the number of television pilots shot in a year, and another to say that “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” would begin production this week in Rochester. The governor has also enjoyed political support from Hollywood: his sole out-of-state fund-raiser as governor was held at the Los Angeles home of an HBO executive.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: assclowns; banglist; consequences; gunban; guncontrol; gunsandammo; hollywood; liberals; progressives; secondamendment
unintended consequences photo: Unintended Consquences Consequences_zps215b2a81.jpg
1 posted on 05/02/2013 7:26:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

new york state photo: NEW YORK newyork.jpg
2 posted on 05/02/2013 7:26:36 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

3 posted on 05/02/2013 7:27:34 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

gun control photo: Gun Control gun_control_logos.jpg
4 posted on 05/02/2013 7:27:43 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

If an AR-15 is a weapon of war why do the police carry them?


5 posted on 05/02/2013 7:28:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

Lol...guess they can always point their fingers and go bang bang. Serves them right for their “enough” PSA.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 7:32:49 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

If kids in school can’t draw pictures of guns without being expelled, then movie makers shouldn’t be allowed to display guns in movies or TV shows that children might watch.

Guns should be banned from all television shows and from movies that are not rated X.

And all movies that display automatic weapons or guns with high capacity magazines should be confiscated and destroyed.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 7:32:56 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

They could do like the CHiPs TV show did years ago, have the actors carry rubber pistols.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 7:33:40 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

That is what happens when you write laws based on “feelings”


9 posted on 05/02/2013 7:36:04 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50ยข)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

And the actors could shout “BANG! BANG!”


10 posted on 05/02/2013 7:36:52 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER; All

Pelosi: “We Have to Pass the Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In It”


11 posted on 05/02/2013 7:38:31 PM PDT by Amendment10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

Just pack up and go film in Toronto! (Oh wait a second, that’s in Canada, never mind!/s;)


12 posted on 05/02/2013 7:51:26 PM PDT by Frank_2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe

YES!!!! What you said!!!


13 posted on 05/02/2013 7:57:26 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

They’re Hollywood liberals... They’ll get special permission and treatment.

The only people this law applies to are Southern Baptists and other “Right wing extremists”

DISGUSTING.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 8:27:11 PM PDT by KentuckyTim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe; goodnesswins
And all movies that display automatic weapons or guns with high capacity magazines should be confiscated and destroyed.

You are not looking far enough. All BOOKS that describe automatic weapons or guns with high capacity magazines should be BURNED. In the streets, of course.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 8:27:18 PM PDT by Greysard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: max americana

Ping.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 8:27:44 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

17 posted on 05/02/2013 8:51:15 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

LOL What are the bad guys going to do, spit at each other? LOL


18 posted on 05/03/2013 3:12:24 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bunkerhill7
say that they need to use real weapons for verisimilitude, that it would be impractical to try to manufacture fake weapons that could fire blanks, and that the entertainment industry law abiding Americans ...should not be penalized accidentally by a law intended as a response to mass shootings.
19 posted on 05/03/2013 3:19:40 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson