Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bearing Arms

Anti-Gun Film Review Seems To Miss Quite A Bit

Recommended Posts

A film review titled “Jeremy Kagan’s ‘Shot’ Is a Sobering Plea for Gun Control” is like so many others. It believes that films can create whatever “positive” change the reviewer likes without having to acknowledge that films showing the opposite end of the spectrum have any responsibility for anything. It’s a rather hypocritical position to take if you think about it.


The review starts by saying:


With the number of people shot by illegally-owned guns growing daily, it’s refreshing to see a responsible cinematic plea for gun control. Shot is sobering, suspenseful and exemplary.


The always excellent and under-valued Noah Wyle plays a film editor named Mark Newman who, in the midst of trying to save a crumbling marriage and dealing with the pressure of a sudden deadline imposed by a demanding producer, takes a walk with his wife Phoebe (a marvelous Sharon Leal) and pauses on a street corner to discuss the the options of breaking up. Like a lightning bolt, a teenager across the street named Miguel playing with an illegal firearm owned by his cousin, inadvertently pulls the trigger, fires the gun, and Mark is hit in the chest by a single bullet. It’s just an accident, but who’s going to believe a 17-year-old black kid? A witness calls 911, an army of police cars with sirens howling sweeps down upon the scene, and Miguel panics and runs. The rest of the film tells parallel stories about Mark’s fight for life and the boy’s fear, confusion, and frustration as he tosses the gun, avoids detection, and tries desperately to find someone to give him the right advice.


Miguel is not a hood, but when his priest counsels him to do the right thing, call the police and tell the truth, his mother forbids him to get involved and his friends and relatives turn their backs on him.


This “Miguel” isn’t a hood, but he’s a 17-year-old playing with his cousin’s gun? Out in public, where anyone with a lick of sense knows such things are probably not a good idea? Why is a 17-year-old kid handling an illegal gun if he’s not a hood or a hood-in-the-making?


However, rather than a “sobering plea for gun control” as the reviewer thinks it is, this movie is more a testimony to the ineffectiveness of our gun laws as they stand.


After all, isn’t it already acknowledged that Miguel’s cousin owned an illegal gun? If gun laws work so well, how did the cousin get it?


Meanwhile, Hollywood continues to pontificate to the rest of us what we should be thinking by selectively providing “thoughtful” movies like this while ignoring the legion of movies they present showing the most disreputable of people possible as heroic anti-heroes. Drug dealers, gangbangers, dirty cops, anything and everything we want nothing to do with in real life are common fodder for film.


So please forgive me if I lump this Miguel in with the fictional monsters in that they’ll get no sympathy from me. For one, they’re fiction. For another, I don’t really care what the Hollywood Hypocrites think I should believe regarding guns in this country or much of anything else, for that matter.


The post Anti-Gun Film Review Seems To Miss Quite A Bit appeared first on Bearing Arms.


Original Source

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Who we are

We are a community of concerned patriots who are not overly confident in the current direction of our society, from the wild political climate to what can be summed up as a lack of morals or a complete void of integrity and pretty much a blatant disregard of respect..... Respect for our past, respect for our future and respect for each other. In order to protect our constitution and life as we know it, we decided to not be the silent majority anymore and pull our selves up by the bootstraps and make the world a better place. This website is to unite people like us, people who want to make a difference ... and do it the right way, Little did we know that in doing so we would create the number one militia community online. Here we are. Enjoy.


We require all members to think before they post. We understand the issues raised on this site may lead to heated debate, but we still require all users to maintain a respectful environment. My Militia website bears no responsibility for the accuracy of anyone's comments and will bear no responsibility or legal liability for any discussion postings. We reserve the right to remove posts without notice, and the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the rules. All content is posted live with no moderation. If you see something that you think shouldn't be here please report it so we can handle it accordingly. Always respect the privacy of others if something is shared with you in a private fashion such as real names, emails or phone numbers. Please keep them private.

Important Information

Your Privacy Is Important To Us Learn More: Privacy Policy