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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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.