2 January 2013 3:06 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Well, you had to know this was coming from the gun crowd. A bunch of celebrities got together to speak out for gun control. In this video making the rounds, their pleas are superimposed with footage of the same actors taking part in gratuitous and sometimes cartoonish scenes of gunfire carnage in movies they’ve made over the years. This video goes overboard, but Hollywood has put itself on rocky moral footing by relying so heavily on violence, and when rampant gunfire is such a staple of features, TV shows and the commercials that sell them. We are not just talking about cheesy action films here–when I was at Variety and we had issues overstuffed with ads for Afm and Cannes B-films, it seemed like every one showed someone holding a gun–but also major film releases. While Jack Reacher pulled back the gun violence in early trailers and »


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