Dare Harvey Weinstein to Make Good on Anti-Gun Movie Threat

By David Codrea

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So Harvey — When are you going to bankroll that project you promised everyone would make us wish we weren't alive? (The Weinstein Company Facebook photo)
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USA -(Ammoland.com)- “The Weinstein Co. co-founder and COO David Glasser refutes claims that the company is having money troubles, instead saying the independent studio is worth $700 million or $800 million ‘in a worst case scenario,’” The Hollywood Reporter informs its readers in a follow-up to earlier reports. “The House that Harvey and Bob built recently postponed two of releases … rais[ing] the question of whether the company is experiencing cash-flow problems.”

“One week, two films bumped to 2017 as pressure from a disgruntled board, a failed TV sale and Tarantino box office squeeze Harvey,” an earlier report noted. “In the space of a single week in July, the legendary independent film mogul's company abruptly pushed two anticipated projects from the summer schedule to early 2017.

“More troubling is a growing chorus of industry voices – from producers to consultants to vendors to talent agents – who complain in interviews that TWC has failed to make payments and won't respond to inquiries until specific legal threats are made,” that report continued. For a guy who claims to be so flush in funds, that could mean he’s either really not, or if he is, it would seem to be an ethics indicator.

After all, money appears to be no object when it comes to hosting a Hillary Clinton fundraiser. Then again, it wasn’t Harvey, but assorted left-wing “Hollywood A-listers” and other luminaries who ponied up $33,000 per plate at Weinstein’s New York City luxury apartment.  Leave it to Harvey to serve chicken, but in fairness, there have been no reports of caterers threatening legal action to get paid.

If he really wants to prove all is fine with his board and investors, there’s one concrete step Harvey could take, one that coincidentally (?) involves another “bumped” film project that never seemed to get off the ground despite grandiose promises and threats.

Over two-and-a-half years ago, Harvey said he was going to make an anti-gun movie starring Meryl Streep. He said he was going to attack the NRA “head on.”

“They are going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them,” Weinstein told Howard Stern. “I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it.”

Curiously, he didn’t say if that hatred translated into disarming the bodyguards he hired because he was afraid of … uh …  Scientologists. And that was “extra security” as “Weinstein had already been under close guard following a recent attempt to blackmail him.” Whether that was related to the NYPD investigation where Harvey “didn’t deny” groping a 22-year-old Italian model’s “breasts and privates” is left unsaid. The important thing is, he sent his wife flowers afterward.

But back to Harvey’s threat to make us (after all, if you’re an NRA member, he meant you) wish we weren’t alive after he’s done with us: We’re waiting.

It’s not like there are any news reports on the film’s progress—the last one I could find was from a year-and-a-half ago asking what ever happened to it. And the project has been listed as “in development,” with no other production data, on both IMDB and Movie Insider for over two years now. There are no indications of when a director – or even a screenwriter – are going to be picked, let alone get started.

Then again, if Harvey making good on his promises means anything, we’d do well to remember how long it took him to break his public pledge to Piers Morgan that he would stop making the violent movies. Those are the ones that that added so substantially to that fortune he says he’s still sitting on. It sure didn’t take long.

A likely explanation for the seemingly permanent sidelining of the Streep project: Those representing investors took one look at it and concluded green-lighting it would be nuts. As has been shown time and again – from the anemic Bloomberg bus tour to the way state initiative campaigns have been funded by the elites – grassroots Americans aren’t interested in paying for the ”privilege” of having bodyguard-protected control freaks telling them why they can’t be trusted.

The truth is, it’s the guy who opened his big mouth and made a threat he can’t back up who is afraid, as are those who have counseled him to quietly drop matters and hope no one notices. They’re terrified if Harvey proceeds, the resultant embarrassing box office flop will reveal how laughably shallow the “commitment” of the useful citizen disarmament idiots really is.

So bring it, Harvey.  Reach into that “worst case scenario” $800 million stash and put on your little show.  Make us wish we weren’t alive.

Come on, tough-talker. I dare you.

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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    rokflyer
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    rokflyer

    Good Article Dave.!!!!!!!!. It is what it is. Every whack gun control fruit seems to have that name identity. If all the anti 2ad folks named are O’Hara, or O’Mally I’ll start trashing Irishman. Just the way it is limp writer
    You never consistently hit your target.

    Henry
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    Henry

    “TWC has failed to make payments and won’t respond to inquiries until specific legal threats are made.”

    Just asking… has anybody ever seen Harvey Weinstein and Robert Brennan in the same room?

    http://www.hoboes.com/pub/Firearms/Organizations/Death%20Clock/Who's%20Kidding%20Who%20Clock/

    Hey, maybe Harv could build a new “Death Clock” billboard in front of the “HOLLYWOOD” sign… fer the chilluns, o’course… and siphon off the donations to pay off his movie creditors. It’s worked before!

    Janek
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    Janek

    @Mals – I’m anti-anybody who wants to deprive or curtail my or my children’s Constitutionally guaranteed rights. So don’t act like a typical Liberal and give me a derogatory ‘label’ because I express an opinion you don’t like. It’s still a free country, but for how long?

    TRUTH BE TOLD
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    TRUTH BE TOLD

    The star of david is Really the Egyptian star of remphan renamed – acts7:43

    TRUTH BE TOLD
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    TRUTH BE TOLD

    When talking of chosen people one has to understand what acts 7:43 means, the jewish star of david was brought with them during the exodus and is REALLY an Egyptian star of remphan… you see when the ground opened and swallowed the people with the golden calf, the star was also present. So to stand with those who stand under that star…no thanks……

    Wolfram
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    Wolfram

    It doesn’t take much to be labeled a Nazi by the media and Hollywood Jews. Just your NRA membership and reverence for God and country is sufficient.

    TEX
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    TEX

    @James Evans,afraid of the ‘chosen people’ like this trash ? If the SOB’s get all butt hurt with the truth go back to Israel !

    James Evans
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    James Evans

    If the 2A community is afraid of “antisemitism,” that’s just too bad. Get used to it.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    Good comment, Wild Bill. I agree with you and I support Tex and Janek in their comments. The Steins and Bergs follow the liberal democraps along with other names we associate with Jewish. If they were true Jewish people they would change political preferences especially the way Obumer and his band has treated the Jewish State and the Prime Minister.

    maluka
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    maluka

    I totally agree with you. He has always been a big a-hole.

    mb
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    mb

    I’d dare him to make a good movie about anything. Typical of his type of liberal commie jerks.

    David Bentley
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    David Bentley

    This guy is a total asshole!

    Native Son
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    Native Son

    Harv needs to lead by example. He needs to make a “Triller Movie” with no firearms or explosions going off. He could give us an example of how exciting and wonderful his “Gun Free” Nirvana is(in Theory). That kind of movie would finish off his business and set Records for the Biggest Hollywood Flop. Good Luck with that Harv.

    Chuck M
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    Chuck M

    @mals, lol

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Mals, The purpose of free speech is unfettered debate. The purpose of debate is to get to the truth. If Janek and Tex did not add these commonly held notions, then the debate would not be a complete one, and we could not get to the truth. It is a fact that many of the people that run the main stream media and Hollywood are of Jewish decent, but are not Jewish by religion. Many don’t give a hoot about religion. They care about money. Others are so intermixed genetically that they can hardly be said to be of “Jewish… Read more »

    TxTruth
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    TxTruth

    @Tex – Yup and of course if you point that fact out and expose them, here come their goyim defenders to call you antisemitic, bigot, etc. Ted Nugent was even pointing out how those people with surnames containing Bergs and Steins are always the big money and political power behind gun control.

    Mals
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    Mals

    More antisemitic comments by Tex and Janek. We can always count on you fools.

    Mals
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    Mals

    Tex and Janek, we can always count on you to make veiled antisemitic comments after every article about Jewish people. Please desist. If the media gets ahold of this, we will all be considered neo-nazis like you.

    ceefour
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    ceefour

    Only in your DREAMS, weinstein,baby.

    Janek
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    Janek

    @Tex – The ‘Steins’ and ‘Bergs’ are adopting a ‘softer’ version of the tactics used against them in Germany! There’s no camps yet.

    TEX
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    TEX

    Notice that ‘stein’ in that name. Kinda coming a pattern ain’t it ?

    trumped
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    trumped

    What a coward, liar, hypocrite, and complete fraud this fool is. And given the above, we can also add that he is a lousy businessman.