Kevin Bacon Still Hamming it Up for Citizen Disarmament

How sincere. How caring. How wise and trustworthy. How worthy of heeding when confronted with political choices to make. Why, a professional actor couldn't have done a better job. (Everytown/YouTube)

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is one of the more benign trivial pursuits resulting from America's fixation with celebrities,” I wrote for Guns & Ammo back in 2002. “Parodying the play ‘Six Degrees of Separation,' the game gives players up to six steps to connect the actor to any other actor via movies they have appeared in.

“A more ominous pastime is the knack for stars to abuse their fame by promoting ill-conceived ‘causes,’” my column continued. “And when it comes to the Second Amendment, connecting gun-grabbers in only one step is, fittingly, a no-brainer.”

Back then I was commenting on Bacon and various other famous Hollywood “stars” signing on to a Handgun Control, Inc. (before they decided “Brady Campaign masked their motives better) “Open Letter to the NRA” that advocated for all kinds of infringements—from purchase limits, to waiting periods, to bans on semiautomatic firearms, and more.

“We are not gun haters,” they assured us.

I then went on to present anti-gun quotes from other “celebrities,” many surprising to people who make the mistake of assuming screen images are more than illusions.  Those included A-list “action heroes” like Sylvester Stallone, Sean Connery and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Curiously, one bona fide Hollywood leading man — real action hero Audie Murphy — would have been too young to buy a gun at the time he was winning the Medal of Honor, that is, according to the gun-grabbers.

Of course the clamor from Hollywood anti-gunners has only increased over the years, and from time to time we’ll see more anti-gun inanity offered by “lucky stars” including Uma Thurman of “Kill Bill” slaughterfest fame, and “Captain America” Chris Evans.

Fast forward to the present and Bacon is back, appearing with gun-grab fanatic Julianne Moore, rich socialist Susan Sarandon, free speech ban devotee  Michael J. Fox (and other “stars” I’ve never heard of) in a Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown-funded “Make a Plan to Vote” video.

Astroturfers are big on”PSAs.” But for some reason, they're not big on allowing comments under them.

In this one, they urge us to vote for “Gun Sense Candidates …who will offer more than thoughts and prayers… and most importantly people thaty aren't bought and paid for by the NRA.” That last bit is pretty “rich,” considering “Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats.”

And speaking or rich, look what starring in all those movies and TV shows looking “cool”  with a gun has done for Bacon's bank account.

“Progressive” trolls, of course, resort to Alinsky Rule 5 ridicule whenever the hypocrisy of an actor raking it in with guns in movies while stumping for real-world gun-grabs is pointed out. They’re playing characters, we are told. The implication is that anyone bringing the matter up is foolish and disconnected from reality.

What a lame attempt at deflection. Meanwhile, the over privileged stage props reap ludicrous rewards engaging in play “gun violence,” more often than not while pretending to be “good” enforcers for the state. Still, you can stipulate that everyone (but dolts who turn to celebrities for political opinions) understands it's all make-believe, and you can force-feed that point back to them. Of course the characters are not real. Nor are the images the actors portraying them project, or the public’s perception of the person behind them.

It's all an illusion, “the stuff that dreams are made of.”

They’re not wiser, smarter, better informed, more caring… If anything, celebrities have shown themselves more dysfunctional, more egotistical, more narcissistic, more knee-jerk ignorant, more willing to whore themselves, more conformist with the expectations of those who can reward or destroy them…

They’re not who they pretend to be when they’re repeating lines written by others in a manner directed by someone else under perfect lighting with their very appearance molded by specialists, technicians and artists. So why the hell should anybody assume when they speak out on politics their opinions are any more valid than, say, a Mark Dice interview subject's?

Those are the ones that useful idiot “stars” can influence, by the way. And that’s what Bloomberg and the Democrats are counting on.


About David Codrea:David Codrea
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and a contributor to Firearms News, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Kenneth Albrecht

I’m not an alcoholic either.

JAMES WARRINGTON
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JAMES WARRINGTON

KEVIN YOU ARE A ASS !!!!!!!

Trumped
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Trumped

I am not listening to anything someone gullible enough to fall for such a basic financial con and lose all of his money has to say about anything. If he is too stupid to avoid investment rates of return that are impossible than he is too stupid to be dispensing constitutional advice to his intellectual superiors!

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Rokflyer

I am so weary of these parrots that I have actually began avoiding any activity that celebrates any kind of “Celebrity”. That cuts out a lot of useless and wasteful time, movies, sports, ect. There have been many wise comments on this subject that I have read today and I thank each and everyone. We must stick together to defeat these haters of the Republic, so I plead with each of you, mentor young people, not only in the shooting sports, but in true American ideology. Also, be teachers of truth, in history and in the role of being a… Read more »

Bob
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Bob

Hollywood anti gunners don’t have anything going for them! They have the endless mags, so they wouldn’t know how to change mags, we use live rounds, we know how to clear jams, misfires etc! They haven’t got the power to eradicate the 2A, only a liberal congress and the repeal process which would take forever! We have more guns and ammo than God! The rest I leave to you fellow gunners! God Bless the USA! 1776 redux!

Jasper college
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Jasper college

You figure this guy wouldn’t be for banning anything or any extra regulations, remember when the city he lived in banned dance?!

Whodaty
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Whodaty

Curiously, the portrayal of guns as part of everyday culture is not limited to Hollywood. Try Bollywood or the Japanese cinema, countries where firearms, particularly pistols, are strictly prohibited. Lots of guns in those promo images. But then, even “sensible” people seem to acknowledge a little violence here and there if it’s only “fictional”. But, it shocks them to their socks when that which they have supported with their time and movie funds becomes reality. I wish them luck, we know better.

Robert J. Lucas
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Robert J. Lucas

“Thank You Sir, May I Have Another”… “Remain Calm All Is Well”? The Hollywood Self Appointed Elitist’s/Authoritarian’s have their way of life because of the sacrifice of life of other Great Americans, before them… Firearms save lives. Firearms stop crime. Firearms are why America is still free. The history of freedom is inextricably tied to the development of weapons (an interesting study, by the way, if you have the time to examine it). Good people need Firearms. Efforts to end that are immoral and unjust, and when done by government, is a direct failure to “preserve, protect and defend the… Read more »

PASTORGLOCK
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PASTORGLOCK

Typical hypocrite. Anybody see his shite movie Death Sentece? Where he uses multiple firearms to get revenge for his murdered son? Well dont because it was bad. Really really bad. But hey it was ok for him to get paid using a firearm as civilian. Eat shite

Boz
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Boz

Most people like bacon. It smells great when cooking and tastes great when eating. This one obviously came out of a bad package and is rotten.

tomcat
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tomcat

Bacon, a has been in an occupation that can come up with no original ideas. They keep bringing back old movies and try to dress them up to appeal to the suckers that will sit and watch. No movies and no NFL for this pro gun American. Bacon should be fried for his do as I say, not as I do position. They are too stupid to realize they are alienating a large section of the buying public.

m.
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m.

…a lot of things can happen to dog s**t…

mbh
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mbh

We don’t need Hollywood, boycott the heck out of them. Lately, the movies have been any good anyway

MB
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MB

I never take advise from people who’s only skill is pretending to be something and someone they are not. Same goes for anyone who’s only skill is bouncing a basketball, or throwing a football. It’s like taking marriage advise from the Pope, it’s something he knows nothing about so it’s useless.

Robert J. Lucas
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Robert J. Lucas

“Thank You Sir, May I Have Another”… “Remain Calm All Is Well”? The Hollywood Self Appointed Elitist’s/Authoritarian’s, have their way of life because of the Sacrifice of Life of other Great Americans, before them… Firearms save lives. Firearms stop crime. Firearms are why America is still free. The history of freedom is inextricably tied to the development of weapons (an interesting study, by the way, if you have the time to examine it). Good people need Firearms. Efforts to end that are immoral and unjust, and when done by government, is a direct failure to “preserve, protect and defend the… Read more »

GregTorchia
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GregTorchia

Bravo my man: well fucking said1776

Bill
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Bill

Someone who thinks!!!

Ron
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Ron

Probably time to fry some ‘Bacon’. The rest also as a side dish. If possible,’boycott em all. Just like the NFL…..I haven’t watched a game since they too started their shenanigans. Disgraceful.

GregTorchia
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GregTorchia

Everyone in Hollywood is a communist and pretty much a liar as they pretrade themselves in the movies /fantasy with firearms of all types double standard whamme Jamie on uncle SammyVote Republican kick out the communists while we still have a leg to stand on and I mean that literally

Frank
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Frank

Kevin Bacon should move to North Korea or China or Russia and then maybe he can feel safe because citizens don’t have guns

James Andrews
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James Andrews

Exactly…….people like him are part of the reason why we keep buying guns!

JDC
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JDC

Not a huge fan of boycotts, but we’ve pretty much stopped going to the movies because of actors’ entitled mentality. They are entitled to armed security upon demand (Emmies, Oscars, virtually any public event) but the average Joe should not have access to firearms to defend themselves or their families. I realize that many of these folks are not the brightest bulbs in the box…many dropped out of HS to pursue fame, or had demanding “Woman’s studies” courses if they did go to college. Most never built anythings with their hands, or contributed to national defense. If they were a… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@JDC, I concur with you. It takes little energy to not buy something. I think that we can show Hollywood how irrelevant that they by making the effort to go and vote. The more pro-Second Amendment people that we sent to Congress, the bigger and harder is the slap in the face to the elitists, Hollywood narcissists, and democrat national socialists.
This will be the last of the pleasant weather, so a party for all of your family and friends that vote right would be good, too! I call it “Revolution by Barbecue”!

JDC
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JDC

Amen, Wild Bill. Amen. My wife and I voted absentee two weeks ago, just to make sure nothing came up on 6 Nov. Hoping to end Tammy Baldwin’s Senate “career” (where the only vote she seems to embrace is LGBT) here in WI.

Be well. JDC

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

the sentence should be: I think that we can show Hollywood how irrelevant that they ARE by making the effort to go and vote. My apologies if the lack of a verb caused any consternation or confusion.

Missouri Born
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Missouri Born

Why would anyone in their right mind listen to what an actor says, everything thing they do is make believe just like what little kids do when they play.

Joe
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Joe

These actors are empty hollow shells that is filled with garbage for their part. Gigo…..I swear they have zero level flatlined personalities. Look that one up in the dsm. Problem is they have created a world of fan following that no one even cares what they do or are about. Just like the directors couch, they collapse like scared herd animals and scream as loud as they can at the truth like it was a bodysnatcher. Truth bad… commies good… Finally thought the great succubus of Hollywood was going to eat itself. But, damn the truth and those Americans trying… Read more »

Star Dust
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Star Dust

Of course because no guns mean government slaves, but criminals will always have guns

Bill
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Bill

This is why Democrats like to pardon criminals en masse, criticize law enforcement officers, stand strong on legal technicalities, and ensure that the public is not actually protected. Of course, they talk about how much they care for people, unlike the hard-hearted Republicans, but why would you stand up for law and order when crime is the profitable game? The goals are, 1) keep social chaos and crisis high, so that strong government seems to be desperately needed, 2) ensure votes for the Democratic party, which treats criminals gently and victims like dirt, and 3) use crime statistics to point… Read more »

Dumbfounded
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Dumbfounded

“a chance to elect”…….the socialist elite and further destroy the democracy that this nation was founded upon.

William Ruddell
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William Ruddell

What is Kevin Bacon’s claim to fame ?? All he has ever done is to make believe that he was someone else in a movie role !! Do we really know who Kevin Bacon is, or is he playing a “role” in real life.

Joe Benedetto
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Joe Benedetto

They’re playing characters, we are told.” Well, I am playing an AMERICAN who believes in The SECOND AMENDMENT!