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Oliver Stone can't get a break. Almost two decades after he directed uber-violent "Natural Born Killers," Hollywood's most famous Liberal remains a fat target for the National Rifle Association, which held a Washington, D.C. press conference Friday interrupted by protests. Finally responding to the horrific shooting spree at Newtown, Connecticut on December 15, when 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary school, NRA chief lobbyist Wayne Lapierre blamed Hollywood media for allowing violent culture to come into children's homes via movies, videogames and music videos. He described media conglomerates as "complicit co-onspirators." He also made reference to another dated film, "American Psycho." He couldn't come up with anything more recent? "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," Lapierre said. "In a race to the bottom, many conglomerates compete with »


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