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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 6/16/2003 6:44:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 3:39:02 PM EDT by monkeyman]
Its funny how you look at things differently over the years. I saw parts of one of the LW movies on TV last night. Mel Gibson as Riggs goes to the bad guys house and tells him that he is going to get him, blah, blah, blah. The bad guy asks him to leave and when he doesn't, asks his henchmen to escort him out. Gibson grabs the guys arm, smashes his face, pulls out his 9mm and after pointing it at them, shoots the guy's aquarium. So I am no fan of criminals but as as a former (27 years)police officer, I got to wonder what Gibson/Riggs was doing? Tresspassing perhaps. Assault and Battery? Felonious Assault. Use of a firearm to commit a felony? Malicious destruction of property? Of course it is all from hollywood, which incidently are the most vocal advocates of gun control. They show the most irresponsible use of firearms ever conceived and turn around and yell for more control over them.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 6:47:01 AM EDT
The LW series has always expressed a very strong ant-gun sentiment.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 6:48:20 AM EDT
Martin Riggs.....not Griggs. Yeah, in real life, there would be hell to pay if he acted that way.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 6:51:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 11:20:59 AM EDT
On pt.IV last night one of them said, "when we find these guys we should just kill them". Those movies really suck and only pt.I was acceptable.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 11:37:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 11:37:23 AM EDT by MDC85]
dont feel bad....i ruined tombstone for myself because i cant help but think about how anti gun it is [:|]
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 3:43:23 PM EDT
Pick just about any of those action movies and there is always a scene where the cops get in a chase, flag down some guy driving by and take his car. "Police Buisness" they say. I think in Rush Hour the black guy actually orders the poor citizen out of the car at gunpoint. That's called car jacking in my neck of the woods.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 7:18:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MDC85: dont feel bad....i ruined tombstone for myself because i cant help but think about how anti gun it is [:|]
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How exactly is Tombstone anti-gun? Has there ever been an action cop movie ever made where they don't do some stupid over-the-top shit that real cops would NEVER get away with?
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 7:44:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 8:00:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By iNuhBaDNayburhood: Because in the movie, the Earp(sp?) brothers decide to make it a law to not allow people to carry firearms in city/town limits. [rolleyes] It is a pseudo-defacto-advocation of gun control, but I won't let it ruin my taking delight in the film.
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Actually, in real life the Earp brothers enforced a city code against carring firearms in town. Therefore, is the movie anti-gun for adhering to a historical fact? I just don't see the big message.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 8:10:02 PM EDT
The LW series is hypocritical as hell on gun control. In LW2, Danny Glover's character (both DG and his character are anti-gun), tells the guy who is dating his daughter that he should leave and then says that he should leave because 'I have a gun'. Now if this happened in real life where some father told that to some teenager who was dating his daughter, DG would be one of the first to point that out as a reason for gun control.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 8:38:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 8:43:57 PM EDT by Dave_A]
1) That was LW2, and it was inside the 'South African Consulate' that Riggs shot the 'ambassador's' fish tank... I actually find those movies funny, despite the fact that (like the TV show 'Nash Bridges'), most of the stuff they do would have got them fired, arrested, or both... It's a MOVIE guys... Just like Maverick would have spent much of 'Top Gun' in the brig, if that were made 'realistic'... The corny part of LW2 is that they kept making the South Africans seem like Nazis (complete with the 'master race' quips, and German made guns (HKs and PPKs) that were made in 'South Africa'), as part of the theatrical anti-aparthied statement (Every LW movie after 1 makes a blatant liberal political statement (Aparthied, 'Cop Killer' bullets and real-estate tycoons, Chinese people-smuggling), and they do it in a crammed-and-hammed-in way... LW3 was the worst WRT guns ('Cop Killer' ammo with pointy conical bullets), and Murtoch (Glover's character) is supposed to be the 'I carry a gun because I have to' type (Hence Riggs' comment 'It's a very old gun, and he cant hit anything with it')... Gibson's character has no problem with guns, incl his 'pet' Beretta that created the title for the series (When Glover's character said 'They should classify YOU as a lethal weapon' after Gibson's character showed off his gun one too many times)...
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 8:43:59 PM EDT
I bought my first 92F after watching LW, it was a good movie at the time, the 92F is STILL my favorite pistol, although the movie has lost a lot of its luster.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 8:52:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By monkeyman: Pick just about any of those action movies and there is always a scene where the cops get in a chase, flag down some guy driving by and take his car. "Police Buisness" they say. I think in Rush Hour the black guy actually orders the poor citizen out of the car at gunpoint. That's called car jacking in my neck of the woods.
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Happens in SPEED, too (the Jaguar)... But, OTOH, LW3 does show a trucker who does something that has come up on here a few times (won't stop for Murtoch 'cause he's not driving a cop car, gets on the CB and says there's a kook pretending to be a cop trying to stop him)...
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 8:57:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Confederate: I bought my first 92F after watching LW, it was a good movie at the time, the 92F is STILL my favorite pistol, although the movie has lost a lot of its luster.
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Blashpemy! Die Hard is the only theatrical motivation for aquiring a 92FS. [;)]
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 12:26:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By chuckhammer:
Originally Posted By Confederate: I bought my first 92F after watching LW, it was a good movie at the time, the 92F is STILL my favorite pistol, although the movie has lost a lot of its luster.
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Blashpemy! Die Hard is the only theatrical motivation for aquiring a 92FS. [;)]
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No, Die Hard is what motivated everyone to want an MP-5 and a Steyr AUG! [:P]
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