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Kirk Douglas: America is a 'Cowboy Country with too Many Guns'
Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 5, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 06/06/2013 6:56:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Kirk Douglas looks around America these days and he sees too many guns.

The 96-year-old actor, best known for performances in classic films like Spartacus, Paths of Glory and Lust for Life, took to the cyber pages of The Huffington Post to call for more gun control--and far less guns.

I often played the good cowboy on screen, riding in to save the day. Now, everybody thinks he is a cowboy too. That frightens me. We have become a cowboy country with too many guns....

I cannot understand the people who are against some form of gun control. They should be the first to welcome a message on making it more difficult to get a gun. Many of them seem to propose more guns being available to everybody. Why? Are they interested in making more money for the gun manufacturers? Are they politicians who just want to oppose the president in anything he endorses? It's incomprehensible to me.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; dementia; guncontrol; hollywood; kirkdouglas; secondamendment; senility
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1 posted on 06/06/2013 6:56:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought he was taking a dirt nap.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 6:58:03 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has he EVER been away from his own armed guards?


3 posted on 06/06/2013 6:58:59 PM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No doubt this old coot lives in a gated mansion with plenty of protection. He just doesn’t want it for the peons. Too bad they made him rich by going to his films.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 6:59:00 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll help you pack, you senile old putz.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 6:59:02 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have a government that:

Has drones in the sky
Has cameras on every street corner
Has access to every phone call, email, video, chat and anything else that goes on over the internet

The only thing standing between us and a full-on police state is the secret police and reporting on your neighbor’s anti-government non-conformity.

And Michael Douglas thinks we have too MANY guns?


6 posted on 06/06/2013 6:59:22 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Kirk.

Leave us alone.

Thanks.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 6:59:39 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kirk Douglas is a worn out old bastard with too few brains.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 6:59:39 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Kirk, I think you need to have a talk with your son, the one that likes oral, I think he has bigger issues than you worrying about us and our guns


9 posted on 06/06/2013 6:59:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Physical duration: age 96.

Reasoning skills level: age 7.

10 posted on 06/06/2013 7:00:31 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Slump Tester

These hollywood nuts should take care of their own screwed up kids and grandkids before opening their ignorant mouths.


11 posted on 06/06/2013 7:00:47 PM PDT by bluerose (Nick Searcy For President)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think Kirk Douglas does much looking around and thinking, though he’s probably still hung up about Michael getting cancer from Oral Sex (I’ll assume cunninglingus).


12 posted on 06/06/2013 7:00:57 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad senility has caught up with him.


13 posted on 06/06/2013 7:01:18 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I should have noted my comment was addressed to Mr. Douglas. You should stick around.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 7:01:31 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I cannot understand the people who are against some form of gun control.

I guess Kirk is too senile and herpes-addled to know that we have more than 20,000 local, state and federal gun laws in this country.

15 posted on 06/06/2013 7:01:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clint Eastwood you ain’t, Kirk.


16 posted on 06/06/2013 7:02:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scary


17 posted on 06/06/2013 7:02:20 PM PDT by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What happened to Spartacus?

5.56mm

18 posted on 06/06/2013 7:02:21 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Mr Douglas needs to ask himself why he was happy to handle guns in his pathetic movies to make money. As long as it filled his wallet and that of his creepy sons it was okay.

He has lived a comfy life surrounded by security, now that he has come close to the end he wants our rights taken away. I hope the Lord has mercy on him, he will need it.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 7:02:57 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Hahaha


20 posted on 06/06/2013 7:02:59 PM PDT by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gee, thanks for the brain fart, Kirk.
Now ask someone to change your Depends.
21 posted on 06/06/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It warms my heart (/s) that, in the middle of what appears to be the greatest assault on our civil liberties since, well, ever . . . I need to give a damn what Kirk Douglas was reported to have said a day ago.


22 posted on 06/06/2013 7:04:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I watched his cowboy movies many moons ago. “Gunfight at the OK Corral” (1957) was a favorite of mine.

I had no idea he was still alive and kicking. But evidently not entirely in his right mind any more.


23 posted on 06/06/2013 7:04:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder who wrote the lines about guns that he read as an actor.


24 posted on 06/06/2013 7:05:31 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kirk Douglas, you OLD FART, go drink that Ensure and put on those Depends to catch all that sh*t you are espousing.


25 posted on 06/06/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This from a Jew who seems to forget what Hitler and Stalin did to the Jews who couldn’t defend themselves from a totalitarian government. Fools learn NOTHING from history.


26 posted on 06/06/2013 7:05:50 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Douglas went on to say how America has too few incontinence diapers.


27 posted on 06/06/2013 7:06:51 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Slump Tester

Damn, I didn’t know he was still alive. Apparently in the late stages of senile dementia though.


28 posted on 06/06/2013 7:06:59 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Usagi_yo
don’t think Kirk Douglas does much looking around and thinking, though he’s probably still hung up about Michael getting cancer from Oral Sex (I’ll assume cunninglingus).

No kidding? I wonder what his wife thinks about that. Ewww...

29 posted on 06/06/2013 7:08:35 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do people who make their living pretending to be other people think they have some special status to teach the rest of us how to live? Just who is this guy and what has he really accomplished that would put him on an elevated moral plain?


30 posted on 06/06/2013 7:10:57 PM PDT by allendale
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To: ConservativeStatement
Clint Eastwood you ain’t, Kirk.

He sure isn’t Charlton Heston either.

31 posted on 06/06/2013 7:11:04 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hasn’t he had a few serious Strokes? I doubt that statement was even said or written by him.


32 posted on 06/06/2013 7:11:28 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll take the cowboys over those Hollywood degenerates any day.


33 posted on 06/06/2013 7:12:10 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: txrefugee

No kiddin’! lol


34 posted on 06/06/2013 7:12:52 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Being an entertaining actor qualifies one for being......an entertaining actor.

Not a Constitutional scholar or any thing else for that matter.

Sorry Kirk, your opinion is of no value in the USSA.


35 posted on 06/06/2013 7:14:17 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now I know what “senile” looks like and talks like.


36 posted on 06/06/2013 7:14:24 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Truth - the new hate speech!)
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To: Slump Tester
when Kirk and his other richy rich "celebs" live as ordinary citizens,

and work as ordinary citizens and shop as ordinary citizens and take care of their own children without nannys,

and have no gates protecting them from the world, and no special private schools for their children,

and no body guards.

..when that happens, I'm sure the whole of America will give up their guns...

37 posted on 06/06/2013 7:15:00 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was a really good actor but not very good on politics.

I will give him credit for living 96 years tho.


38 posted on 06/06/2013 7:16:22 PM PDT by yarddog (uit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I appreciate his service in the Navy, WWII. That being said, he should ask to be removed from the Cowboy Hall of Fame.


39 posted on 06/06/2013 7:16:48 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WELL SIR HERE’S A BIG OLE YEEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWWWW ATCHA (scuse me while I reload)


40 posted on 06/06/2013 7:17:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You were a great actor Mr. Douglas, stay out of politics and especially gun control, you’re embarrassing yourself.


41 posted on 06/06/2013 7:19:18 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: skr

How would he ever have gotten INTO a “Cowboy Hall Of Fame”? Don’t you have to herd cattle or sumfin? Playing a cowboy on the silver screen shouldn’t count!


42 posted on 06/06/2013 7:19:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great actor, but just another liberal democrat. I respect his charitable contributions but that does not mean I must listen to his liberal rantings or respect them. I have known a few actors whose opinions I respect, chief among them are Ronald Reagan and Charlton Heston, Kirk does not even come close!


43 posted on 06/06/2013 7:20:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: skr

He was apparently injured in the war and discharged for such.


44 posted on 06/06/2013 7:21:16 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Flintlock

I too thought this old drama queen was taking the dirt nap.....darn.


45 posted on 06/06/2013 7:22:05 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Nothing so vexes me as a thief above ground.ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS! It's the Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone who lives to 96 has lived a righteous life....Freeper complainers should do as well

As such I could care less what a 96 year old guy says on public issues. Who the heck annoyed him enough to get this quote??? I read Kirk Douglass bio years ago and he is a self made man who came from an abusive (father) family.


46 posted on 06/06/2013 7:22:10 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: yarddog

You make 96 you are have done something right in your life...to say the least


47 posted on 06/06/2013 7:23:25 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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>> ‘Cowboy Country with too Many Guns’,

Brokeback Clam.


48 posted on 06/06/2013 7:24:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Mastador1

Well here’s Wikipedia on him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas

Does not look like he ever actually cowboyed... not even in rodeos. I mean nothing wrong with portraying cowboys or even identifying with them in some measure... a lot of actual cowherds became heroes for excellent reason... but I’d think any meaningful Hall Of Fame should mean you actually cowboyed.


49 posted on 06/06/2013 7:24:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
said the guy that made most of his fortune with guns... go back to sleep old man
50 posted on 06/06/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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