NRA Web site glorifies violent Hollywood movies after NRA chief criticizes violent Hollywood movies

The NRA has been caught glorifying gun violence in Hollywood movies a little more than a week after NRA head Wayne LaPierre blamed those same movies for helping cause the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in Newtown, Connecticut in which twenty 6 and 7 year olds were murdered by a proud lover of the Second Amendment.

Gosh, you mean the NRA might not have been sincere about trying to curb the real causes of out-of-control gun violence in America? Shocking.

You might recall that on December 21, the Friday after the young “sportsman” shot twenty children to their deaths – each child receiving three bullets in order to absolutely positively guarantee that they were dead a week before Christmas – NRA leader Wayne LaPierre held an infomercial in which he blasted violent Hollywood movies, among other things, for helping to cause the Sandy Hook massacre.

Here’s what La Pierre had to say at the time:

And here’s another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal. There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows [sic] violence against its own people through vicious, violent video games … Add another hurricane, add another natural disaster, I mean, we have blood-soaked films out there like “American Psycho,” “Natural Born Killers.” They’re aired like propaganda loops on “Splatterdays” and every single day…And then they all have the nerve to call it entertainment. But is that what it really is? Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?

Apparently, there’s an even dirtier little truth.  The NRA proudly glorifies violent movies in its “National Firearms Museum” at its headquarters in Northern Virginia.


From a new report by Tom Diaz, who visited the NRA’s museum, which was still up and running after the NRA’s LaPierre excoriated those who glorify Hollywood violence.  (Embarrassing.)

For over a decade the NRA has glamorized the use of guns in violent movies. One prime vehicle for the NRA’s promotion of guns and violence has been a series of two exhibits in the National Firearms Museum at the NRA’s national headquarters, located in Fairfax, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC. Both exhibits featured guns used in movies that were described by critics as among the must brutally violent ever made, featuring the sort of grisly mayhem that NRA executive Wayne LaPierre piously denounced as “the filthiest form of pornography” in his December 21, 2012 attack on the movie industry.

As of December 29, 2012—more than a week after LaPierre’s accusatory rant—a personal visit to the museum by the author confirmed that the latter of the two exhibits (“Hollywood Guns”) was still going strong. The NRA was peddling the exhibit brochure in its museum shop.

And there’s even an NRA Web site extolling the museum:

NRA firearms museum

Oh but it gets better. Among the movies the NRA is touting in its exhibit, and showcasing on its Web site, are “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs,” two of the most violent movies ever made.

NRA touts Reservoir Dogs

Yeah, no violence in that image.

NRA touts Pulp Fiction

Here’s a nice clip from Pulp Fiction in which they’re washing a man’s brains and skull out of the inside of their car.

Now who’s the pornographer?

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12 Responses to “NRA Web site glorifies violent Hollywood movies after NRA chief criticizes violent Hollywood movies”

  1. sometimesella says:

    Yeah, progressives need to start calling that out for what it is – a move towards a police state. Why so many progressives are content to just keep reiterating this phrase “armed guards” (as if we’re all kings and queens living in castles with hired defense to protect us from a coup) is sort of baffling. Conservatives have long found a rhetorical win with the “Nanny state” BS. Time to turn the tables.

  2. Brian Sowle says:

    The NRA, used to be in the business of protecting hunters, now nothing more than a terrorist organization working to keep guns in the hands of criminals and crazy people.

  3. Max_1 says:

    True that!!!

  4. Max_1 says:

    Dear loser,
    See above.

  5. Max_1 says:


    a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she doesnot actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.

    a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life,opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

    = = = =

    Now, what’s your excuse?


  6. Max_1 says:

    Remember kids…
    … It’s NEVER endorsing violence when the NRA endorses violence.

  7. KingCranky says:

    Ah, since you can’t spin the NRA’s hypocrisy in any kind of positive, logical way, don’t even bother, right?

  8. Molon Labe says:

    Listen, NY state subsidize “assault” weapon manufactures. So I only hear hollow sounds here.

  9. ckg1 says:

    Well, F, why not turn all of America into a federal security zone?

    God knows, we’re already halfway there!

  10. KingCranky says:

    How so?

    LaPierre slammed movies and video games which feature gun-related violence, and in the cases of video games which feature product placements for firearms manufacturers, the NRA makes money off the gun industry even as the gun industry makes money off increased sales brought about by its video game product placements.

    Now, if LaPierre and the NRA really felt so strongly about the issue, the organization would return the funds its received from the firearm industry, that way there’s absolutely no doubt about where they stand.

    But since the money’s flowing into NRA coffers, and the pockets of the NRA’s leadership, the organization would rather be hypocritical and rich, instead of logically consistent and poor.

  11. Molon Labe says:

    At least they are not hypocrites.

  12. Armed guards at movie theaters too?

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