The National Rifle Association better be careful. They have become a target. Famed movie producer Harvey Weinstein apparently has declared war on the NRA.
In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Weinstein made his intentions toward the NRA known. “I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard. I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this head-on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”
I'm certain Wayne LaPierre, the current head of the NRA, is already losing sleep over it. After all - what could do more damage to the NRA than a Hollywood film made by a man who has gotten extremely wealthy producing films that contain... guns. And lots of them.
A list of Harvey Weinstein films includes "Rambo", the "Kill Bill" series, "Django Unchained", "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs". So I guess ol' Harvey will now begin producing films for Disney and the Hallmark Channel since he has declared war on guns and the NRA. After all - you can't hate something with such passion and still use it to make money, right?
Weinstein is one of those typical Hollywood celebrities who uses extreme gun violence to sell movie tickets to line his own pockets while at the same time saying that American citizens don't need to own guns. That list of hypocrites includes people like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, and Mark Wahlberg - all of whom have made millions of dollars through the use of gun violence in movies. (I wonder if Mark Wahlberg thinks his new friend Marcus Luttrell shouldn't be allowed to own guns? I can't help but wonder what Marcus Luttrell would think of that...?)
The biggest difference between Weinstein and the other hypocrites is that Weinstein has the narcissistic vision that he can destroy the NRA simply by making a new film. Apparently he's that great - at least in his own mind.
I'm not sure what Weinstein's problem is with the NRA. Their membership is just over 5 million. That's .016% of the population of the USA. It's more than the number of people who have signed up for Obamacare but still - it's minuscule in the grand scheme of things. There are bigger things Weinstein should worry about - particularly since a new movie, whatever it contains, isn't going to hurt the NRA one bit.
Harvey - go for it. I look forward to seeing whatever it is you decide to make that will have such power. Who knows? If you're successful bringing the NRA to its knees maybe you can tackle war next and bring peace to the world....?