A study by the Parents Tv Council (PTC) reveals that even in shows rated as alright for kids, Hollywood weapon violence has actually increased considerably on tv over the last five years. In the years given that the Sandy Hook grade school massacre, the PTC discovered that total violence on television leapt from 49.2 percent to 61 percent (of the 287 episodes taken a look at). Weapon violence leapt from 30.8 percent to 39 percent.The period studied occurred in the month after Sandy Hook in 2012 and the month after the Las Vegas music celebration massacre in November of 2017. All the TELEVISION
reveals studied varied from TV-PG to TV-14. In one of 4 of these shows, the “V” score, warning moms and dads about violence, was missing.The question
is not “Do motion pictures and television impact human habits?” Obviously they do. Given that its production, popular mass culture has impacted everything from style to language to tastes and attitudes. Advertisers invest billions of dollars on tv to manipulate human behavior– Why? Due to the fact that it works.Rather, the concern is what are we going to do about it.Will we pick flexibility or censorship? With the full understanding of the drawback of poetic license, I choose liberty due to the fact that those downsides are constantly preferable to the downsides of the federal government censorship and control. I would rather take my opportunities in a complimentary country than live with the alternative.The question of censorship, nevertheless, has absolutely nothing to do with the question of Hollywood’s responsibility.While NRA members silently sell and trade guns in their own subculture,
as they quietly go searching or target shooting, it is Hollywood that is sexualizing weapons, providing shooting as an option to problems; and doing so utilizing the most powerful propaganda gadget ever developed– the moving picture.Hollywood ought to not be blamed for weapon violence. Good individuals understand that nobody other than the individual who committed the act is the one accountable. Moreover, it is neither suitable nor American to use the criminal habits of others to emotionally blackmail innocents into offering up their individual rights. However Hollywood does not see it that way. Hollywood disagrees, which is why the home entertainment market has actually introduced a jihad against the NRA and the specific rights of law-abiding weapon owners.Meanwhile, this very same Hollywood not only declines to willingly do its part to tone down the glamorization of gun violence, but Hollywood is increasing that glamorization.Hey, I love Hollywood’s sex and violence as much as anyone– however I am not the one openly requiring the government to infringe on the personal liberties of others.Maybe before Hollywood takes our firearms away, they need to take their own guns away– those up on the screen providing weapon violence as essential, cool, and oh-so climactic.Hollywood heal thyself.Follow John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC. Follow his Facebook Page here.