Tarantino really squirmed in this interview when the subject of gun violence came up. It’s unfortunate he couldn’t provide a more eloquent response.
I find myself with very mixed feelings on this subject. On the one hand I think it is important that we distinguish between reality and fiction. Fiction (of any sort) should not be limited by notions of what if someone is triggered by?
On the other hands I actually believe that Hollywood is a major player in US gun culture. Not in triggering these school shootings, but in making gun ownership seem cool, sexy and manly.
The NRA’s line that it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun could have been said by John Wayne or Clint Eastwood or Stallone or Vin Diesel.
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