‘Joker’ Flap Shows Clown World Absurdity of Gun-Grabber Studio Demands

‘Joker’ Flap Shows Clown World Absurdity of Gun-Grabber Studio Demands
‘Joker’ Flap Shows Clown World Absurdity of Gun-Grabber Studio Demands

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Families of Aurora shooting victims demand studio support gun control over ‘Joker' release,” ABC News “reported” Tuesday.  The verb is in quotation marks because the story is really more about giving media attention to those sharing the network’s citizen disarmament agenda.

In this case, those making demands are “five family members of victims” from the Aurora, CO murders at a 2012 midnight screening for the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises.” The maniac responsible was able to kill unopposed in the “gun-free” Century 16 movie theater. Rather than correct that deficiency, the renamed Century Aurora just won’t show the new film.

Psychiatrists knew the murderer had expressed homicidal thoughts but decided not to take action because a “mental hold might ‘inflame’ him.” He had obtained his guns after passing multiple background checks, something reported on at the time by none other than ABC News, which for reason of its own has decided not to mention that again in its new story.

Contrary to what the media was reporting in the aftermath:

“Investigators heard no witness talking about the Joker, he said. And no police officer claimed [the killer] called himself the Joker.”

The letter to Warner Bros. CEO Anne Sarnoff “asked the company to stop giving political donations to candidates who take money from the NRA, to use its ‘political clout’ in Congress to actively lobby for gun reform, and to donate to survivor funds and gun violence intervention programs.”

As if Hollywood is famous for supporting “conservative” politicians and promoting the right of its patrons to keep and bear arms… For its part, Warner Bros. was quick to point out:

“[O]ur parent company joined other business leaders to call on policymakers to enact bi-partisan legislation to address this epidemic.”

As an aside, Batman has been virulently anti-gun ever since the industry got “woke” and stopped writing comic books for (chronological) kids. Too bad, because when it did, the character started out carrying and using a gun (until a new editorial director ordered creator Bob Kane to get rid of it).

The letter to Sarnoff was “co-written” with an anti-gun zealot who has been trying to make a name for himself over the years (which is why I’m not going to help him publicize it here) and who actually takes the position:

“Legally obtained or not, whether by ‘good guys’ or ‘bad guys,’ guns are the problem. If we’re serious about saving lives, we need to build a bolder, broader movement that finally tackles the problem at its core. We need to go after guns themselves.”

That advocacy piece was co-written with Everytown’s former executive director. So much for the fraudulent protest that no one is talking about taking your guns, they just want some “commonsense safety laws.”

The main face behind the letter, the mother of one of the victims, says “she was inspired to write a letter after seeing the trailer for the upcoming film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.” That’s curious because no guns appear in the final trailer.  A revolver being cocked appears briefly in a teaser trailer. Whether guns figure prominently in the film itself remains to be seen, but then again, we are talking about an industry where even Alyssa Milano packs when the price is right.

The mother’s main concern?

“My worry is that one person who may be out there — and who knows if it is just one — who is on the edge, who is wanting to be a mass shooter, may be encouraged by this movie.”

Anyone on edge enough to be pushed over it by “Joker” is a walking bomb primed to trigger on anything. To expect society to modify its choices because of the potential for random psychopaths to go nuts is to enable the inmates to run the asylum.

It’s natural for all of us to feel tremendous sympathy for those who have lost loved ones, especially children, to the violent acts of the insane and the evil. I’m sorry these people are suffering. That doesn’t give them a pass to turn their losses into demands on our rights, endangering our lives and those of our children. When they do that they cross a line they have no right to, and any feelings of condolence must take a back seat to the unbreakable resolve to resist them the same as any other gun-grabber.

Because it’s a cinch if their worst nightmare comes true, and all this wholly-manufactured publicity inspires a madman to see “Joker” as his ticket to immortal notoriety, it’s sure not going to be an anti-gunner who stops the freak.

Knowing the evil that citizen disarmament enables, it's not unfair to wonder if some pulling the strings of the useful idiots aren't counting on an attack to keep the momentum going.


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. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Tionico
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Tionico

“eeenteresting” how the dem madmen took poorly to a plan, floated some years back, to mandate breathalisers be fitted to EVERY motorcar in the US, thus “assuring” that no one could get behind the wheel whilst showing the slightest sign of intoxication.
“Too much of a burden on the innocent” they averred….. rightly. Yet they give these onerous restrictive “laws” a pass when it comes to making our RIGHT to arms somewhere between extremely difficult, and impossible, to enjoy.

Oxymoronic, anyone?

CaptainKerosene
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CaptainKerosene

Historically the “right to free speech and press” applied to criticism of the government. The right to publish pornography, or even nature films with animals in the act of procreation could be banned, Medical texts with pictures or drawings of children, adults could be limited to medical colleges and actual registered students for examination in a library. No check out. Maybe every person, child or adult should be required to pass a psychiatric daily exam? The USSR required Russian airline pilots to pass a physical exam before every flight daily. DEspite that Russian airlines had worse safety than other European… Read more »

John F
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John F

Assume the movie is a total flop ( and given people’s love of the character, I doubt it). Assume only ONE MILLION ( 1,000,000) people see it opening weekend, And that “‘one person who may be out there” goes mental and ballistic…. hmm, that is one ten-thousandth of one percent. ( Alas poor Deadp… err, Ramb….. I mean Joker. I knew him well.) Would the FDA enact sanctions on something for this percentage rate? Would the government issue recalls on ANYTHING at this percentage rate? Should I prevent my grandchildren from walking two blocks down to the park to play… Read more »

RayJN
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RayJN

The Democrats want to EXEMPT being a gang member as a reason to use the red flag law they are trying to push through. How can they push for more gun control without more murders? Exempt the very people responsible for a large majority of the murders.

Firewagon
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Firewagon

Excellent points made! “My worry is that one person who may be out there — and who knows if it is just one — who is on the edge, who is wanting to be a mass shooter, may be encouraged by this movie.” This mother might well be concerned that this near daily coverage, including that FBI(?) warning, of something dire (shooting) will occur, similar to the Aurora tragedy, at this ‘Joker’ showing, is the fuel needed to give some whackadoodledoo the incentive to pull another copycat! Wanna go see the Joker film? GO ARMED, or join the rest of… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Firewagon, I have no money for hollywood. Mine is going to Ruger. Hear that wall street, congress, DJT? Mine cash is going to Ruger!

Rock R
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Rock R

Everybody is screaming about the “Black Face” pictures of the prime minister of Canada, why then is no one saying anything about this “white Face” character in this movie ????
Especially to the makers of this trash movie ????
Another one of those “Offences” that only goes one way ?????

ExGob
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ExGob

Well said, Rock, but you know the adage about the goose and the gander.

Tionico
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Tionico

If the true goal was simply to kill people (you know, save the planet by reducing carbon dioxide “emissions”) then the perps would be using other means to quietly spread a poison gas thgouthout the seating area….. on cue, three hudnred people begin quietly falling over dead. Including, of course, the perpetrators. But no, this is NOT the goal.. the goal is to create a meme that guns are, simpliciter, evil and MUST be eradicated from society. Thus opportunities are taken to use the single most feared tool (when in the hands of the law abiding citizenry to effect great… Read more »

Boz
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Boz

Just don’t allow liberals to go see the movie, problem solved! Of course that would mean that the theater will be empty. I have no intentions of going to see this garbage.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Boz, I agree, I have no money for Hollywood.

james
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james

Guess no Star Wars movies, can’t have a maniac trying to wipe out an entire planet
or use drugs to force a Princess to reveal her secret bases.

james
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james

DVD Blueray buyback?
Guess Fantasia and Bambi will be pulled from circulation, all DVD and Blueray.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Listen up Millennials! Mom says, “…one person who may be out there — and who knows if it is just one — who is on the edge, who is wanting to be a mass shooter,… ” Then it must be true, so your choices are disarm or go buy a gun and learn how to use it.

Rock R
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Rock R

They are afraid this movie will set off someone to be a mass murderer but will not even consider the idea that all those murdering, police shooting video games they buy their precious little ones has any effect on them…. Now they are tripping over their own lies !!!!
Better buy that gun quickly and lots of ammo for it……

hippybiker
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hippybiker

All I can say is…” Movies are magic, real life is tragic.l
Van Dyke Parks and Brian Wilson

Rock R
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Rock R

That was back when Walt Disney was making movies like Peter Pan and Snow White…. Now it is just another teaching tool to promote socialism ideas and push all their ideas down our throats …. I have NOT been to a movie theater in 35 or so years and have no money for that trash…. Buy Guns and Ammo with that money and read the stories on Ammoland and you will be a lot better off….

karnage
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karnage

Important piece. Much appreciated. People need to be prepared to defend themselves and their families.

JPM
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JPM

Saying the movie made me do it is just as stupid as saying the gun made me do it. It’s just another lame excuse for liberals avoiding personal accountability and for not putting the blame where it belongs; on the person committing the crime.

Tionico
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Tionico

whaddya speck in a “world” where everyone gets a prize or trophy just for showing up, and NO ONE can rise above the least common denominator by scoring higher on the test than anyone else. Meanwhile we teach them the ultimate value of life by “legally” murdering some sixty millions of their peers whilst yet within their mothers’ wombs. And we are surprised when there is backlash against such tyranny of the mind and heart? No one can stand out from the crowd, and live is worthless anyway, so why not “make a name for myself”? Meanwhile, HOW MANY of… Read more »

Some guy
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Some guy

I expect that a shooter at this movie is perhaps being “encouraged” even now. It would play into the narrative perfectly…….. Just like 2 days after the warning of a shooter was posted on a message board, and 1 day after a “leaked” fbi report about extremists on that same message board, VIOLA a shooter appears in Texas, who conveniently posts a manifesto on that same message board….Feed the narrative…..

Tionico
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Tionico

HEY how about STOP referring to these deranged mass murderers as “shooters”. WE here are all (well, perhaps almost all) “shooters” yet none of us has ever perpetrated a mass murder using guns, Home Depot trucks, Ryder Fertiliser Bombs, or Sarin gas in the subway.

Refer to them as the MURDERERS they are. That way there is NO possibility of confusing them and their acts with we and ours, using the same tools but with radically different outcomes. We seek to SAVE lives with our carry weapons, not destroy them

1776 Patriot
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1776 Patriot

Did you mean “another attack”?

Will Flatt
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The antigun Left is so unhinged that “clown world” doesn’t even come close to describing the Twilight Zone in which their minds reside!! And if you think it can’t get worse, you’re wrong. Their delusional thinking will compound exponentially until all of us rational people seem absolutely insane to them. In reality, what we are witnessing is the first documented instance of political ideology triggering mass insanity. Worse yet, this emerging mass insanity is CONTAGIOUS to anyone inclined to disregard logic for feelings!