Harvey Weinstein to Take Aim at NRA in New Movie

"They’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them"

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Charles Dharapak / AP

Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein walks with Georgina Chapman as they arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House in Washington before a State Dinner, March 14, 2012.

Film executive Harvey Weinstein said Wednesday he plans to make an anti-gun movie starring Meryl Streep that will take a direct shot at the National Rifle Association.

“We’re going to take this issue head on, and they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them,” Weinstein said on Howard Stern’s radio show.

The movie mogul was on Stern’s show discussing a forthcoming project based on a novel about a Holocaust uprising, Mediaite reports.

“It’s not a Holocaust story as much as it’s Jews with guns. It’s my whole philosophy,” Weinstein said. “It’s the idea that when injustice is so great you can’t just march into the camps.”

Stern asked the Django Unchained producer if he owns a gun.

“I never want to have a gun,” Weinstein said. “I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it, and I think the NRA is a disaster area.”

The film executive said the film will be “a big movie, like ‘Mr. Smith goes to Washington,” that will hurt stocks of gun manufacturers.

“It’s going to be like crash and burn,” he said.

[Mediaite]

270 comments
Jamie76
Jamie76

Wow..this guy had a hand in all these Tarantino movies and now is all up in arms about guns?  Typical liberal BS....do as a I say not as I do.   I would bet good money that he owns several firearms regardless of what he states.

masp3720
masp3720

Sorry Liberal Shill because of you I will give the NRA and NAGR more money to fight HOLLYWOOD ELTISIT such as you, and I will educate people on the hypocrites people such as you are. In addition, give up your armed guards and gated compond and live like the rest of America without POLICE protection 24/7 !!!

BillLefnut
BillLefnut

He is bloated fat hump who cares what his movie has in it should help drive up NRA membership

RoccoRolo
RoccoRolo

Liberals truly are ugly, aren't they? Give a liberal a little success and he turns into the ugliest, most foul-smelling kind of hypocrite, trying to preach his Nazi agenda to "the rabble" under one grotesque pretext or other.


Nasty, grotesque, mind-numbingly out-of-whack. Did I mention "ugly"?

masp3720
masp3720

The same Harvey Whinestein that made millions selling movies with extreme voilence with weapons of all kind ????????? The same HW who has armed guards and lives in a compond with armed security ???????????  Hollywood Liberals are FRAUDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RobertFowler
RobertFowler

The NRA will be headed toward 7 million members. every time one of these gun hating idiots open their mouths, membership In all of the pro gun organizations goes up.

Scott99
Scott99

Oh my god, it saddens me to read these comments, and I would think we are truly doomed as a nation.  

So, all you fools who like your guns and say that Weinstein is a hypocrite who has glorified gun violence, how many people have you killed with all your gun glory?  You're all a bunch of children.  "He made it cool for me to own my gun, and now he hates guns?? Oh how disappointing..."  Crybabies.  Anybody who thinks that their guns will fend off the U.S. Army if they come knocking at their door is a complete fool.  The Constitution granted the right to an eighteenth century militia that was separate from the government's army.  Somehow that clause is now interpreted as an excuse to shoot people who are throwing popcorn at you.

davidagann
davidagann

So Weinstein makes hundreds of millions of dollars making films full of gratuitous gun violence, has guards armed with guns protecting him and believes he is somehow justified in attempting to take away the Constitutional rights of others?


Typical elitist left wing liberal/progressive thinking. 

Weinstein, Streep and all so-called progressives must be defeated, and it needs to be so overwhelming a defeat for the left that the activist big corporate news media will not be able to spin it any other way!

d_webber
d_webber

Weird…. That sounds like a Repeat of history with Weinstein leading Kristallnacht or  "Night of the Broken Glass against his own people.

masp3720
masp3720

The same Harvey Weinstein that has armed bodyguards ????????????/ Typical Hollyweed and lives in a high security compond ??? YEs folks blame the NRA for what crinminals do , just like our POTUS . POTUS stated on national TV don't blame all Muslims  for the acts of a few after the Boston bombing but yet they blame the NRA, for the acts of a few mentally ill liberal mass killers . Weinstein is just a hypocrite and thinks you are peons who deserve to be victims while FAT CATS like him live in armed componds with sfety and security. 

wassup402
wassup402

Mr. Weinstein has made millions off of violence - gun violence. To name just a few of the films Mr. Weinstein has produced glorifing violence with the use of firearms...


1. Pulp Fiction

2. Rambo 4

3. Grindhouse

4. Inglourious Basterds

5. Sin City

6. Django Unchained

7. Piranha 3DD

Tanit
Tanit

Sounds like a contest between Harvey and Michael Moore as to who can be the most irrelevant. These guys crack me up.

JackTors
JackTors

Let me think...Movies produced by Harvey Weinstein: Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Gangs of New York, Kill Bill Volumes1&2, Sin City, Rambo...Given his apparent love for gratuitous violence deployed by characters wielding presumably illegal firearms and samurai swords, Harv might consider making a movie taking aim at Harv.

DanielStoner
DanielStoner

Lemme know how that works out for ya, Weinstein..... ultimate hypocrite - makes millions by poisoning people's minds with unmitigated gun violence, but wants to disarm everyone.... he said that, as a Jew, if he had been in Nazi Germany, it would have been ok with him to grab a gun that he *might* find lying around somewhere (somehow), when on the way to the concentration camp.....so it's ok to fight back with guns, but not to own them - you just have to hope beyond hope that they fall into your lap on the way to the camps...interesting theory.

Rob_6543
Rob_6543

Give me a break.


Weinstein has made MILLIONS on movies featuring Gungasms and extreme violence and NOW he suddenly is concerned about guns?


As a gun owner who supports some gun control measures, I am offended when people like Weinstein goes out and makes MILLIONS off of guns and gun violence and then when they have their money invested they suddenly come out and wring their hands over guns.


Harvey - estimates are that you are worth about $150 million (maybe a lot more) and I ask you - how much of that money will you give away to charities that help victims of gun violence?


Will you have your accountants sum up the amount of money you have made off of each film that featured violence - particularly gun violence and will you rid yourself of every penny earned and will earn - or does your sudden conviction only extend as far as making a new movie and you'll keep the blood money you already earned?

2ndamendmentguardian
2ndamendmentguardian

Who agrees a great movie would be someone making Harvey NOT alive. Liberal scum!

LanceCoy
LanceCoy

thanks harvey.you help me signup 3 people to vote against pryor in Arkansas so you confirmed 3 more votes against democrats.

DannyR
DannyR

Hey Harvey, the walls of that bubble you're living in are getting very thin.

Duckworks
Duckworks

Google "Harvey Weinstein"+"casting couch". If Harvey wants to fight dirty, his opponents have more than enough mud to fling back at him.

kenkatzen
kenkatzen

"They’re going to wish they weren't alive after I’m done with them" I wonder if he will be using a Senator Feinstein approved AR-15.

His vision was to scare people away from firearms. Watch firearm SALES Climb after his movie flops!!!



ChristopherLondon
ChristopherLondon

Harvey Weinstein just turned this Registered Democrat into an NRA Supporter. This pompous elitists windbag straps a feedbag on his face regularly, perhaps too regularly because he profits off of the making of violent movies yet, he thinks that he is some Grand Imperial Wizard who should help decide whether American Citizens should have their 2nd Amendment Rights curtailed. Why? Because HARVEY ALMIGHTY in his infinite wisdom thinks that no citizen should be allowed to own a gun. If nothing else the fact that there is a never ending crusade of elites to gather the guns means that citizens should become more entrenched against those who would willingly dispense with your liberty. My wish is that Harvey Weinstein go to hell in a handbasket.

concernedmom2
concernedmom2

Oh and I will now be sending my membership to the NRA.

concernedmom2
concernedmom2

It is ok for him to MAKE a FORTUNE off of guns and violence, but it's NOT ok for us to carry a gun!! Ok. What an idiot!!

BillHazelton
BillHazelton

This moron is the epitome of hypocrisy.  Made his fortune on movies replete with guns and violence and now "we don't need gun".  What we need is an end to hypocrisy.

WarrenGilbert
WarrenGilbert

This is the guy who is making FLEDGLING Jason Steed the movie about an 11 year old boy who is left on a desert island and kills 6 people to survive before he rescues the marines. How can he on one hand be against violence and then make a movie for young adults based on the YA Novel Fledgling Jason Steed. He also Made the Alex Rider movie Stormbreaker, in that movie 14 year old Alex has a Machine gun and shoots up a museum.

Michael_Stewart
Michael_Stewart

I just sent in money to sign up for the NRA for the first time. I guess this was a good push. This guy is just going to be preaching to the choir. Hopefully no sane person is able to be swayed to think firearms and the NRA are inherently evil. He doesn't like guns? Fine, don't own one, but don't try to convince others that they shouldn't just because you're afraid of them.

DemocraticParty
DemocraticParty

24% of US Senators are Jewish Democrats.  24% of billionaires are Jewish.


Harvey Weinstein will win with this film.

11C1P
11C1P

What an idiot, he's going to convince people to hate the 2nd amendment and the NRA by talking about how Hitler disarmed most of the jews, and the ones who were armed manage to fight off the nazi scum for months and died like men fighting instead of being tortured and gassed in concentration camps?  I'll take my chances fighting for my life with a gun vs. giving them up and trusting the govt.  They never lie do they?  Not like I couldn't keep my health insurance or doctor.  Oh wait.

BillRichardson
BillRichardson

Bring It on Harvey, We are 4,000,000 members strong, We will crush you............

cdblnr
cdblnr

Meryl Streep is so ugly and gross I don't think the NRA is going to be worried about people flocking to some idiotic movie produced by a nitwit liberal.

TerryClifton02
TerryClifton02

Harvey Weinstein is no idiot, he's made millions of dollars glorifying gun violence, and now he's planning on making millions of dollars from his liberal base to blast the same gun violence that he's made his fortune doing..Smart liberal catering to stupid liberals, it's all about the money, money, money..

JeffreyLocke
JeffreyLocke

@Scott 99

There are no words that can convince fools of their folly. You sir, are either totally uninformed or completely unaware of the reasons our forefathers drafted the second amendment. If you truly believe this nation is immune from tyranny I would suggest you sit down with a copy Mein Kampf and enlighten yourself with a bit of history.

masp3720
masp3720

@Scott99 your little knee jerk feeble attempt shows you are the child here. Everyday in America people defend themselves with weapons and stop murder , rape, assault , robbery etc, etc,. Do you really think all is well or do you live in a area where you have good police protection all the time ?????? Explain it to the poor and minorities in America and people who live in rural areas without police protection. Like a clueless shill you spout the party line of the Democrats who own guns but want to disarm the people. The Constitution is something you never read ,  what part of the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed ???? ?Do you not understand ??????????? 

Malgus
Malgus

@Scott99  

I hope nobody ever credited you with an overabundance of brains, or even passable knowledge of the Constitution... 

News flash, Einstein:  The entire might of the US Army was bent against the Vietnamese, the Iraqis, the Afghanis... and they're STILL THERE.   The entire might of the British Military was bent against the IRA (whose numbers never amounted to more than 200 operational members at any given time) - they blockaded the island, they saturated northern Ireland with troops and SAS operatives.  For years.  Could NOT stamp them out.  The Russians went against the Afghanis back in the 80's and the tribesmen retro-engineered captured AK-47's and made their own, BY HAND, out of chunks of torn-up railroad track, in caves, with hand tools.  And they fought the Russians to a standstill with them... 

Your little Reductio ad absurdum "shooting people who throw popcorn", gets you no traction or points, son.

Not going to give you a lesson on the Constitution.  Best seek out knowledge yourself or ask for a refund from whatever state-run indoctrination camp you attended.  Plenty of accredited authors out there with better professional chops than whatever ex-hippy "Professor" told you his opinion about the Constitution, specifically the IIA.

And, for the record, I was a Lifer.  US Army.  If you counted EVERYONE, support pukes and combat troops alike, you get maybe 1.5 million troops.  Against them, the III%... if memory serves, last time I looked, that was 30 MILLION armed, pissed off folks... spread out over the entire continental United States... 

Our military couldn't conquer a puny country the size of Afghanistan.  Oh sure, we killed busloads of people, but we didn't BEAT THEM.  They are still there, their will unbroken.  And if we couldn't conquer them.... 

Malgus
Malgus

@ChristopherLondon 

Weinstein is a joo of the same type as Soros is... more than willing to throw his own kind under the bus for a shekel or to save his own skin... a hypocrite of the first rank.  Just the slime of humanity.

I wonder how far his "nobody should have guns" bilge would go in Israel?  (Not that I'm a fan of them either... I just think it would be funny to see him over there spewing his shyte and the reaction he gets..)... 

ChristopherLondon
ChristopherLondon

FUGLY HARVEY WEINSTEIN WANTS TO TAKE AWAY THE 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS: I say "Bring it On" you fat, ugly sonofabit_h. Who is Harvey Weinstein? Hollywood Big Macher Harvey Weinstein is so ugly he makes Larry Bird look like a Male Model.

DemocraticParty
DemocraticParty

@11C1P Actually, Hitler gave *more gun rights to everybody, except Jews. The Weimar Republic (which came before NG) had a gun ban imposed by the politically and financially successful Jewish committee which made up only a fraction of the population.


What country are you living in, is the question we should be asking.  American Republic, or the Weimar Republic?