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Action Stars Sly And Willis Face Off On Guns In Real Life


Society & Culture  (tags: americans, celebrity, violence, media, politics, gun control, society )

Carrie
- 540 days ago - tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com
Two of Hollywood's most famous on-screen gun toters -- Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone -- are on very different sides of the debate over gun violence following the Newtown, Conn. school massacre.



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Chris C. (147)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 1:45 pm
I always suspect Bruce Willis was an idiot! Kudos to Sly Stallone!
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:44 pm
I used to like Bruce Willis before i read this article how can he be so frigging blind?
 

Yvonne White (231)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:15 pm
Stars usually have "people" who think for them..;) I'm guessing Willis is afraid he'll lose backing for projects if he doesn't go whole hog..Stallone has been there & done that, & knows you have to live with yourself no matter what.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:50 pm
I dislike both-in fact all actors with mostly such roles, but good on Stallone for his stand!
(prefer "Sly & the family Stone" many times over "Sly" Stallone !)
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 5:15 am
noted, thanks Carrie good for sly!!!
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:55 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Nimue P. (230)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:06 am
Go Sly! I I thought Bruce was more intelligent than that. Noted thanks.
 

Simone D. (1489)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:07 am

Thank you Carrie, very interesting. xx
 

Jodi Ashley (2)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:29 am
Everybody has a right to their opinions....even if they're stupid (Bruce)
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Friday February 8, 2013, 2:57 pm
Go Sly
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:17 pm
I've gotten to where I can't stand violent movies (not that I ever did) but in the wake off 20 innocent children being killed (probably even more since that happened) I just won't watch them ever again. I applaud Sly his comments but Bruce? you have children, think about it and not your wallet. I liked him in a comedic role.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:10 pm
Noted
 

Julia R. (288)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:45 pm
Bruce Willis was also very much in favor or the Iraq war and even accused the liberal press of not reporting what was actually going on in Iraq at the time- saying that we were actually winning when things were going very badly! I don't think he shows very good judgement and is the kind of person that could easily be duped by the NRA and there very facetious arguments. I agree with Stallone and I think he shows himself to be more intelligent and a deeper thinker than Willis! But, I'm certainly not a fan of either one of them because I don't like the violent movies that they make and I think that seeing so much violence in movies can effect our children very adversely!
 

Carol D. (104)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:25 am
Saw Bruce Willis saying this on TV Thought he would be different to that gone off him a bit now
Glad Stallone shows a bit more sense

noted
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:12 pm
not the brightest
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:44 pm
Thanks Carrie.
 

Paul Wellman (1)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:00 pm
Just so there is not a totally hysterical Sheeple mandate here...
I totally agree with Willis. It is all about the mental issue.
What is funny is that Stallone does also. He says in here “it's time for a new focus on mental health” and...
“I think the biggest problem, seriously, is not so much guns as it is that every single one of these people that have done these things in the past 30 years are crazy, really crazy,” Stallone told the BBC. “And that’s where we’ve dropped the ball. Mental health.”
Your distraction with the phony “gun violence” issue is a sad statement of our society today.
They feel us propaganda and we eat it like candy.
I wish I could draw. Every time I hear the term “gun violence” I have a visual of a pack of cartoon guns running around with crazed looks blazing away.
Only sheeple could think that guns can somehow do anything violent.
We should all work together and find real solutions to this sad state of affairs.
As a good start I propose we outlaw war. Violence is a disease. War spreads this disease world wide.
 

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 8:15 pm
New found respect for Stallone!
 

Scott haakon (4)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:24 pm
There is becoming a consensus that mental health is the true issue. Males in this country unless they are very successful are marginalized. It a man is middle class or lower his self esteem has taken a blow. When the frustration and anger come to a head there are few if any places to find help.
I myself am for helping men overcome the feelings and mental anguish. Men usually do not have support systems anymore. He can't trust his male friends who raised on Political Correctness will jump over him. The mental health field ignores men's concerns. Not that long age men marched lockstep toward what society told them to want. Now jobless and unwanted they are causing problems. Lets fund more mental health and services to help men.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:23 pm
Interesting article. Whatever the opinion, I commend them for speaking aloud on their views.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:32 pm
OK it is ironic. But why do I give a crap about the attitudes of movie stars? As the children's parents.
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Monday February 11, 2013, 12:54 am
Noted & shared!
 

Diane L. (110)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 11:02 pm
Good for Sly. He has more brains that I ever gave him credit for, previously. I knew he was a pretty shrewd businessman, but figured he got advice from others. Maybe not?

Paul Wellman thinks it's all about mental health and the "perps" in all of these recent events have had mental issues that were "apparent" for 30 years? Really? Guess what, Paul............the Sandy Hook shooter had no previous record of ANY mental issues, was just a reclusive kid. Of COURSE anyone who goes on a rampage and kills a dozen people has mental problems, but it's ludicrous to say that all of these massacres would have been prevented IF we'd had a better mental health system.
 
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