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Jennifer Aniston & Gwyneth Paltrow 'Demand A Plan' Against Gun Violence

Jennifer Aniston & Gwyneth Paltrow 'Demand A Plan' Against Gun Violence

Check out Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, and Michelle Williams in this newly released PSA for Demand a Plan, a grassroots initiative to demand that President Obama and Congress step forward with a plan to end gun violence.

Also taking part in the star studded effort are Reese Witherspoon, Olivia Munn, Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Julianne Moore, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, John Slattery, Jeremy Renner, Conan O’Brien, and more.

“How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more movie theaters? How many more houses of faith?” the stars in the video ask.

Check out the PSA below.

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# 2

great video!!!!

# 3

Okay…here’s a plan…why don’t we cut out violence in movies, games, and television? Let’s start with the film industry. Make all movies that have violence X-rated, including comic book violence. That way, no dumb parent can bring their kid to watch and R-rated violent movie….since it will now be X-rated. Hollywood should encourage a better rating system….that would cut the influence of violence on young kids.

# 4

It would be a more compelling video if “real” people were in it and not celebrities.

# 5

@sullivan: It wouldn’t be on this site then and you would not have seen it.

# 6

Great video.

And how about we stop blaming movies and games and television. How is rating a movie X-rated going to stop dumb parents from bringing their kids? They are already bringing them to R-rated movies, they’ll get them in to the X-rated. Start demanding better policies at the movie theaters, not for censorship of movies.

Violence has been around for centuries and centuries. We learn about it in books, at school, on the computer, in movies, through friends, etc… but common sense can prevail. How about parents talking to their children instead of blaming everyone. How about communites stepping up and making sure everyone survives in this world. How about better healthcare to help those who are sick before they get their hands on guns? How about better gun reforms? How about needing licenses and insurance if you want to own a gun. There are so many things to take into account and think about.

Blaming movies and computer games sounds like the NRA, just blame everyone else so they can keep making money off of guns that kill. Money seems more important these days that the life of a human being.

Like the video says, demand a plan because blaming is not a plan and it does nothing to stop this violence.

# 7

As a parent my first demand would be from the television and motion picture industry. Gratuitous glorification of violence must be considered a huge contributor to today’s culture. Don’t blame the NRA. Blame every face in this video. You own the problem. You have financially benefited from the problem. Clean your own house first…then by all means point fingers.

# 8

@Ann: Such a simplistic way of looking at things. Do you think that will stop parents from buying the DVDs for their children? Do you really think that is THE problem? To quote the film Scream, “Movies don’t make serial killers, they just make serial killers more creative.” What influenced Jack the Ripper to murder several prostitutes in the 19th century? ’cause it certainly wasn’t the media!

# 9

@Ann: Great idea………I think lots of people would support this !!! I hope you promote doing this !!!!!

I think it’s quite hypocritical for a good portion of these stars demanding a change, yet seeing them in films shooting guns and starring in such violent films for us Americans is BS!

buckerbuck @ 12/21/2012 at 3:30 pm

THANK YOU !

@Sasi: Ahaha, thanks for the laugh. Blame these regular people doing their jobs for starring in violent films. Not society for treating people with mental health issues so terribly or the gun laws. People who blame it on the media are MORONS. Are you saying violence didn’t exist before the age of media? Unthinkably violent acts were committed before TV or films.

I am surprised Beyonce took part in this campaign. How would J-Z react to it?

These people are effin idiots. You cannot end gun violence any more than you can end knife violence. You cannot end wars. You cannot end fighting. Grow up!

You people in Hollywood want to make a difference, then deal with your side of it – the violence, the video games. Are you all going to stop making movies with guns? What is YOUR commitment?

Beyonce taking part in this video is a contradiction in itself.. being married to a man that gained his fortune by talking about violence & guns. Hypocrisy at its finest.

It is to be made possibly a child with make a distinction between reality and put representation. Of course if one parks it only before the television and does not talk with the child, it can happen they understand power in the cinema differently.
So I find it importantly somebody what acts. Whether now VIPs or normal people.

hypocrites of the highest degree, puppets….

buckerbuck @ 12/21/2012 at 3:43 pm

AND THE FIRST POST AFTER THIS ONE HAS A MAN WITH A GUN GREAT WORK HOLLYWOOD !

http://www.justjared.com/2012/12/21/walking-dead-renewed-for-fourth-season-show-runner-glen-mazzara-exits/

this video is the pinnacle of hypocracy: apparently its ok for their bodyguards to have guns to protect them from the same looneytune type that killed the kids, but jane doe like me should just be victimized: i think not. these people are for entertainment purposes only. anything beyond that that they use their spotlight for is hypocracy. had i been armed inside that school, those kids would not have been murdered. their logic is flawed. criminals never obey laws, so why make more to victimize the non-criminals. too much botox makes these people have zero common sense.

buckerbuck @ 12/21/2012 at 3:46 pm

@buckerbuck:

I WAS SAYING THANK YOU TO SASI’S COMMENT ACTUALLY

wonder how much they paid them to do this video

you know jennifer aniston does not believe what she preaches. it is so form of publicity for her ass

@angela: zero money, just a good PR

Little Miss Wicked @ 12/21/2012 at 4:01 pm

Thousands and thousands of good people have guns and they don’t go around hurting people. These people that go to the movies and schools are NUTS. Just because you take there gun away doesn’t make them any less CRAZY! If they wont to hurt people they will find a way. This just puts the thousands and thousands of good people in danger!!!!!!

an opinion @ 12/21/2012 at 4:03 pm

Celebs jumping before thinking. Demand a plan is too easy. The NRA is giving you a plan. More guns. Now what celebs?

I don’t think they are doing it to PR..
However I do agreee they should relax with the violence in movies, tv and stuff….altough violence was before movies.

Shame it has to take a tragedy like this shooting of innocent children for people to react. Actors like George Clooney and Brad Pitt have campaigned for this gun policy for years and even made movies about it but people ignored them. Go watch Killing them Softly and you will see how the director has tried to show us how guns are ruining USA.

I dont have the money to pay for a security system at home. I need my gun.

Happy_Evil_Dude @ 12/21/2012 at 4:25 pm

Not to rain on their parade, but why are these videos always shot in black & white? It’s become tired at this point. An easy, cliché way to sya “ooh, deep & dramatic!”. Otherwise, there’s surprisingly very few of them who actually appear invested in what they’re saying. Among them Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage and, surpisingly, Jennifer Aniston.

guest4114 @ 12/21/2012 at 4:27 pm

wow finally some people who maybe have the power to start a change, because they are in the public eye, you can´t denie that, do something and send a message out there. and what do people do? think it´s not right ore true because they are celebrities. at least some poeple do something about it. what the hell is wrong with this world?

@Little Miss Wicked: Idiot it makes them less dangerous so they don’t the weapon to take 26 lives.

Everyone with a gun should be pursued. We need to get rid of these weapons.
Please people hand in your guns and stop with the murder cases. Death is the worst thing that could happen to anyone.

an opinion @ 12/21/2012 at 4:33 pm

@Jungle: No one wants to take away your gun. Pres Obama just don’t think you need a semi automatic gun or ammo clip that kills many in seconds to keep you safe.

Sometimes Americans are strange…
In Europe, where I live, we have no guns in our homes! In fact I don’t even know a singel person that owns a gun.
Educating fact: we have almost zero crimes where guns are involved! Let’s face it: you can’t hurt people as much with a knife as with a gun!

Americans who think they need guns to protect themselves are idiots!! You do NOT need a gun to feel safe! Get proper alarm systems for your houses and relax!! The world would be a better place without guns in the nightstand!!!

And I agree with lots of the comments before! Hollywood should stop making bloody movies!!!!!

I know people will blame me, hate me for this, whatever. You know why ? Bc I’m not a citizen of this country, blame me if you want to.
The thing is, people all around the world have watched this. Americans discussing what to do with the gun laws. Over and over and over again. Innocent people being shot while being in a movie theatre, now children. Why does always have to happen sth bad first ? Why can’t we prevent these things. And I’m not only talking about America here. For me the thing is this: I’m German (don’t come me with that Nazi thing now, I’m not so stupid to react to that). Till the age of about 13, I didn’t even know that a good amount of people in America have guns, a looooot of people. A few year later I asked my mom, “why does almost everyone have a gun with them ?” she responded – “they’re allowed to, it’s normal there”. And I’m not saying that Germany doesn’t have any difficult problems etc, but this shocked me. Shocked. I asked myself how sth like that can be normal. Ever. I never understood. You can be safe without a gun. ‘course I understand if you live in a dangerous area etc. But still. According to the motto, ‘I’m in a bad mood, hate my mom, let’s shoot some people”. It’s not the movies, it’s not the media. It’s us. We as human beings have to do sth. Of course I know that a rampage also happened in Germany, it was horrible. But the possibilty here that it happens is low. I mean it. When the NRA said “if the principal/teacher would’ve had a gun etc”. I actually thought WTF ! I also thought, yeah right, if I have an argument with my neighbour tomorrow, I’m gonna grab my gun. Problem solved. For me, guns aren’t any form of problem solvers, they’re problem makers. So please, it’s far too late for that. But change sth, citizens of America, change.

One, almost all of these celeb-retards have starred in a film or a tv show that glorified violence. Two, almost all of them travel with armed security everywhere they go. Puke!

Maybe the real problem is that this video – which was meant to inspire – is being commented on negatively. This video was posted to show an important message – a change is needed. Regardless of how many of you feel how to go about that, or your aversion to some of the stars or disliking that its in black and white.. how about we stand together and agree that something needs to change. I choose to focus on the positive message of this video and would love to help make a change anyway I can.

I agree with rachel, Jenifer Aniston don’t care her desperate behind is looking for all the pr she can get.

Guns and television violence are not how you produce a killer …

If you go back at look at the school shootings you will find most of the shooters were treated as outcast and victims of violence themselves.

One of the dirty truth America hides from the world and itself is that there is violence and neglect in almost all of the families in this country. It has nothing to do with what young people see on TV and all to do with what they see in their families and lives.

It’s very common place for people to beat their children here and neglect them during key developmental years.

A large part of the problem is we are not allowed to teach psychology and human development in most of the k-12 schools because religion is at odds with actual science.

It has everything to do with the way we treat each other and care for each other. It’s nothing to do with movies, tv, or video games.

Little Miss Wicked @ 12/21/2012 at 5:11 pm

@Sarena: You missed the point idiot! What about knife crimes? You can go to home depot and get a nail gun or a gas can to blow things up. You dont need a gun to hurt people. Owning a gun doesn’t turn you into a bad person. Alot of people own guns. The people that do these Violent crimes are INSANE and just because you take everybodys gun away doesn’t make them less crazy, moron! If we are trying to think proactively maybe we should do more to get help for those who are mentally ill.

I am a huge nerd and love a lot of projects these actors put out. BUT…if we fool ourselves into thinking that media has little to do with violence in our society, we will continue to see these horrendous incidents. Violence in the media has effects. Man has been violent since for thousands of years, but never in the history of our civilization has storytelling been so readily accessible. And I think it is a piece of a terrifying puzzle that makes up people like Adam Lanza, James Holmes, and the slew of other deranged psychopaths. But Hollywood is in the business of making money. And stylized violence = cash. So just saying “It’s guns, get rid of them!” isn’t going to solve the deeper problem. And criminals will find a way to use weapons of destruction, whether guns are outlawed or not.

Dave Franco @ 12/21/2012 at 5:17 pm

I agree. Gun violence will always exist… it’s the mentally ill we need to take care of. Look at Canada… we got mold the system like theirs.

NRA are bunch of fools but these came celebs use guns for protection against stalkers… they’re gonna change their story.

Little Miss Wicked @ 12/21/2012 at 5:24 pm

@Dave Franco: I agree its the mentally ill that need to be taken care of!

A plan!? That’s easy – remove the criminals with violent tendencies. Newsflash, the criminals don’t give 2 craps about the current gun laws, and they’ll continue to care JUST as much about future ones!! Shouldn’t need ‘Big Brother’ holding our hands on every issue – next thing you know people will want them to tell us when to crap & wipe!

Oh how special because these blowhards made a video. Guess what? We know something needs to be done without seeing their mugs.

I’m not American but I follow this debate. As a European (I’m French) I think guns in the US should be banned, I mean you should have a strong control o guns and give licence as it is the case with cars.It is not normal that anyone can buy a gun, people should be tested (psychologically) and those who are known to be violent, who already went to jail etc shouldn’t have the right to carry a gun.
But in the mean time I understand that this kind of thing is difficult to do since it’s the 2nd Amendment that gives you this right, there is also the lobby thing (money rules really everything and everywhere, not just in the US and I’m not only talking about guns).But hey,what’s the point to have a big gun to defend yourself, I really don’t understand.In Europe,we do not defend ourselves like that, many people don’t even have a security system and we do not have the same rate concerning violence,so guns are definitly not the solution.

I just wanted to give my opinion but I don’t have all the facts.I never went to the US so I know my opinion does not take into account the cultural thing and all of this.

And by the way, I didn’t say it but all these mass murder are horrible, even more when it’s young children.

Aranka Paul @ 12/21/2012 at 6:10 pm

#6 -B-, I couldn’t agree with you more. The education about non-violence should start with parents. I am certain that Nancy Lanza was aware of the fact that her son had emotianal/mental issues. How could she not. She even complained to the owners of the local restaurant she used to frequent that her son was a problematic boy. Hey, she lives in a million dollar home, drives nice Honda, has all these guns and you mean to tell me that she could not afford good mental care for her son. What does she do, she takes this son to the shooting range – are you kidding me. That boy should have been in a padded cell, never mind the shooting range. Where was her head, how could she have not used common sence and motherly instinct. This is what happens when parents act like ostriges and burry their heads in the sand “see no evel, hear no evil”. And where was the father, did he know the severity of this young man’s problems. I just don’t buy that not a living soul knew the gravity of the kid’s situation. I simply can’t wrap my head around the fact that the mother kept all these lethal guns within the reach of the mentally unstable boy. I do feel sorry for the mother and I don’t. I truly feel so much loss and sadness towards the twenty six people who had nothing to do with this crazy family and who lost ther precious lives for nothing, absolutely nothing. The mother wanted the boy to “fit in” (I have read this in the papers). What does that tell us, it tells us that mother knew that the boy didn’t fit in. I am convinced that due to her actions or lack of, she indirectly caused this horrible tragedy.

V for Vendetta @ 12/21/2012 at 6:28 pm

It’s all funy making this stupid video to put Americans to sleep..If the government really wants to gun control, they have to stop gun lobbies first and the holywood movies..I feel sorry for the Americans for both whom died with the tragic incident and whom in a deep sleep!

urbigfatazz @ 12/21/2012 at 6:43 pm

@Little Miss Wicked:

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND COMMON SENSE , HIGH POWERED AUTOMATIC GUNS MAKES IT A LOT EASIER FOR THEM TO COMMIT THESE ATROCITIES ! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ABOUT THIS ?

I congratulate them for speaking out about this but I find it quite sad that it took this long for the outrage to fully come out. We should have been this active and forceful when Columbine happened.
I will say
1) We really need to speak about mental illness in this country. It is time to stop downplaying and ignoring this as a whole and we really need to speak out more about this.
2) Yes I am not a fan of guns and I want them to be regulated, but banning guns completely will not stop criminals. They will find ways to get guns. Matter of fact, most of them don’t even have registered and legal guns right now anyways.

I have to disagree. If we have gun laws all thats going to do is keep innocent people from being able to protect themselves, while the criminals will find a way to get the guns no matter what. If they are insane, they will find a way to get the guns. We nee to stop focusing so much on the guns and start focusing on those who are so mentally ill. And instead of just sitting around and not doing anything about it when they notice something is wrong, why don’t we actually try to get them help. And just because we have stricter gun laws doesn’t mean they wouldn’t find another way. Its the mentally ill we have to worry about getting help, not stricter gun laws.

Only focus the gun control wouldn’t fix the problem. The mental illness system need to improve as well. There is already wrong that gun actually is cheaper than antidepressant prescriptions and psychiatrist consultant fees.

Those “guns” on the one mighty and strong in Anchorman 2004 are the plan. Just you watch.

Blah Blah Blah. Start a foundation to combat the power the NRA has. This video is just a ego booster and most likely was started by some of these actors/actresses pr agency.

If Hollywood really cares about gun violence, they would stop glamourizing it in their movies and video games. They are just as much to blame. Funny how they take out violent scenes after a gun attack, but have no problem filming it and releasing it as long as there is not violence around it’s premier. They can all start by telling their bodyguards to give up their guns. I also guarantee most of these celebrities (minus Paltrow) probably own a gun since they are the do as I say and not as I do crowd.

So you want to stop blaming movies for these horrific murders, but want to blame the NRA? hypocrite. We need tougher gun control laws for sure, but people who are members of the NRA are usually hunters and competition shooters. Parents has lost control of parenting their kids. I think people who own guns should have to have them secured in a safe as we do. Parents need to start parenting their kids appropriately and be responsible if you own guns. We are gun owners, but they are locked in a safe, not a gun case. Not all Americans should have guns, but a ban is not going to happen. Ban the 2nd Amendment and soon to follow will be a ban on the 1st Amendment which we all know Hollywood will ***** about.

Little Miss Wicked @ 12/21/2012 at 8:45 pm

@urbigfatazz: WHAT PART OF MENTALLY ILL DONT YOU UNDERSTAND. ARE YOU SAYING IF WE DID AWAY WITH AUTOMATIC GUNS THE MENTALLY SICK PEOPLE WOULD JUST DISAPPEAR. WHERE IS YOUR COMMON SENSE?

WhatATool @ 12/21/2012 at 8:49 pm

@LaCroix-#15
Beyonce taking part in this video is a contradiction in itself.. being married to a man that gained his fortune by talking about violence & guns. Hypocrisy at its finest.
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How many rappers have gunned down people in schools or house of worship,or unarmed teen for playing loud music,last time I checked it was a proud NRA gun tottin whack job

WhatATool @ 12/21/2012 at 9:10 pm

Does anyone remember what the President said at the prayer vigil
“No single law — no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. But that can’t be an excuse for inaction”
No one is saying people can’t own guns. But No one needs a gun that can Spray bullets! The babies killed in Newtown had 3 to 11 bullets in their bodies
When Need Change Now

Pure Hipocrisy.. J.Aniston spent the day after the tragedy in a spa caring for herself. Now she goes there to talk about enough to guns? Is she really worried about all that damage? Is she actually worried about others? And her mother, for instance? What about her?

1) Many of you people should ask yourselves first :”have I endorsed these violent movies, games, etc.?”… because sadly most likely the answer is yes, I know I have…. So instead of blaming filmmakers, STOP providing a paycheck for these people and think twice before endorsing this booming market.

2) With regards to the bigger picture: Gun violence is so prevalent in America because of your gun laws. I live in Canada and gun violence is not as prominent b/c with the exception of police, people are not allowed to own guns. This case (Sandy Hook) is a very dark part of American history now b/c it could have been avoided. The government MUST make it so that except for police and such, REGULAR CIVILIANS should by NO MEANS be allowed to own guns. What difference does it make if “certain civilians” are allowed to own guns? The young man who went to go and shoot these poor victims did not own a gun himself… it was his own mother (no criminal record) who had purchased this gun for “self protection”.. meanwhile it was the instrument which ultimately caused her own death!!!
I also understand that in order to own guns for “self protection” you must be 18 or older….so how are people being “protected” when children were harmed since they aren’t allowed to own a gun b/c they are underage!! By supporting that people should own guns in your country… you are paying a great disrespect to these victims and their families and are ultimately letting them die in vain if these gun laws are not changed. It is absolutely barbaric to keep stupid gun laws (some have which have been effective since 1791) if all it has done is cause harm in your country. How can you even keep asinine laws like that effective b/c of “the constitution” or whatever. Slavery has been banned…. do you think we should keep that policy alive too??
I understand it will be a big, expensive project that the government will have to take… but as a human beings… I seriously hope that we have not grown so selfish that making money is more important than our fellow human being’s life….

I like how people act as if it is the celebrities fault that these things happen. People are saying they are hypocrites because they make money off of violence in movies. How is it their fault they might make an action movie and some random nutcase goes on a killing spree. Why should the rest of us suffer because some people take things to an extreme and decide hmm i’m gonna kill someone today but it’s ok everyone will blame the movies.

I’m from Australia. Our last major shooting massacre was back in the early 90s. We got guns under control and we don’t have major shootings. You guys have like 3 or more a year. It’s terrible. I also think there needs to be some major mental health care needed in the USA.

just a thought @ 12/21/2012 at 11:24 pm

Except for Beyonce none of those people have any power in Hollywood to get things changed. I wonder where all the major celebs were.

urbigfatazz @ 12/21/2012 at 11:33 pm

@Little Miss Wicked:

last time i’m going to say it, automatic , high powered guns with high capacity clips MAKES IT EASIER TO CAUSE QUICK AND EASY DESTRUCTION ……. i didnt say anyone would disappear, UGH if i said this please point it out to me OK

Poor misguided celebrities, nothing better to do then spin their heels. Guns aren’t the problem, its the people using them. Gun laws work, yet wackos and others will always find a way around them so all this talk about tighter gun laws is just going to make the rats move underground. Sure take away are means of defending ourselves and mean “us” not the celeb’s who have bodyguards, they’re such hypocrites. Some how they’re lives our worth more then mine or anyone else’s?, screw that!. Well thats what owning a gun for is sweetie, people use to do back in the day of course people were less stupid back then and could be trusted to use a gun for defense and food only*lol*.

Little Miss Wicked @ 12/22/2012 at 12:07 am

@urbigfatazz: If you outlawed the high powered guns, criminals would us low powered one….. or not even a gun a weapon is a weapon. If someone wants to hurt someone they well thats my point!

Banning guns, weapons or whatever does NOT solve anything. People do not realize that the killers or the gunmen in the news lately were mentally sick. People have to take action on organizing and planning more institutions for these kind of people, such as, better and functional system to treat these kind of behaviour. If you guys didn’t realise, in the Sandy Hook incident, the gunman did not purchase or collect any guns from retail, his MOTHER owned these weapons. The questions is, why the f*ck would the mother keep weapons in her household when she knew that she has a sick child living with her?

People all around the world see movies, violent and non violent movies yet most of the times these tragedies happen in the US. It’s too easy to buy and own a gun in the US. It’s that crazy idea that everybody has a right to legally own a gun that brings on these tragedies. In the hand of mentally unstable persons this idea is dangerous.

Stop kissing the gun lobby ass. That’s the first line of the plan.

@Hal: Exactly! What the person that are blaming Hollywood are forgetting is that almost everybody around the globe sees the same violent movies the American people see, even in the most peaceful countries. So, violence in movies and video games is definitely not the problem but the fact that it is too easy to buy guns in the US.

Celebrities spent much of the last ten years waiting for the Iraq war to go bad so they could act like it was Vietnam era again. They spent so much time becoming distant and worshiping a big golden idol that has only led this country further down into the hole. I don’t care what they have to say about anything.

Maybe Brad Pitt can come on and talk a bout how great it is that the drug war is over. Sure, he won’t talk about how bad drug abuse is and how a negative affect it has on people’s communities. He’s a guy who got 7 mil for a stupid commericial. Go count your money and shut up.

Ann, you rock @ 12/22/2012 at 3:10 am

@Ann: I know, I find some of these actors hypocritical… and you put it back in their face. They see no problem in using that same gun that they prohibit in their movies. Free publicity and good PR for these celebs. They make way too much money… more money than anyone deserves or could use in a thousand lifetimes. Why don’t they just take what the need and give the rest to this anti-gun cause, then I’d believe them.

jen aniston’s face is so expressive

my opinion is that we have to forbid arms!

oops, we have to forbid guns!

@ Jared: why are you dragging Brad’s view on the drug policy into this gun policy debate? Is it because you hate him and will take any chance to criticise him or because Jennifer was in the video?

Brad has campaigned to get the gun policy changed for years and even made movies like Killing them Softly to show us that guns will always destroy humanity. That guns are slowly but surely killing people around the world and especially in USA.

So if you want to bash the celebrities for this video then bash those who are actually in the video and not those who aren’t shown.

Give me a break! Why the hell would you have a dumbo like Jennifer Aniston making any comments when she is as cluless as a dumb bell.? WTF! . Aniston paid the same agent Huvane millions to get her photo taken to be seen on JJ’s but doesn’t mind her parade of goons (bodyguards) surrounding her with their big toting GUNS..
For that matter everyone of these ppl are agent Huvane hypocrite hacks. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Money talks Bullshyte walks. Give us something real JJ pulease.

We all have been around long enough to know how much Huvane paid you . Pathetic!!!!

People who are blaming violence on movies and video games have been misinformed, because there has never been a strong study to indicate a correlation between violence in the media and violence in people. Taking violence out of video games and movies will not solve anything, and you are kidding yourself if you think otherwise. Some of the most brutal killings have been done before video games and other forms of mass media, and in fact, murder rates have been DECREASING (felt I needed to make that clear).
The truth is, the United States has one of the highest percentages of deaths by firearms. I am from Canada, but I have also traveled to Europe many times, and I cannot honestly say I have met anyone who even owns a gun, and it’s safe to say that murder rates are significantly lower both in Europe, and in Canada. Of course there are many other factors to this, but gun control laws are one of the bigger factors.
Guns are a security blanket for many Americans, but it really doesn’t keep you or your loved ones safe. Many killings have been linked to children finding guns within their households, playing with them, and accidentally shooting themselves, or loved ones. Making guns more difficult to obtain would be a step in the right direction.
In short, guns were created as tools to kill, and I personally do not believe belong in the home, and should be near impossible to obtain.

Just an observation @ 12/22/2012 at 4:51 am

1. There are over 40,000 gun laws on the books in the US today.
2. Crazy people and criminals don’t abide by laws.
3. Deinstitutionalization of the seriously mentally I’ll in the 70s and 80s by a bunch of bleeding heart social workers under the guise of keeping dysfunctional families in tact has resulted in Sandy Hook, NYC subway murder, and countless other tragedies along with homelessness.
4. Decriminalize drugs.
5. Release all non-violent drug offenders.
6. Eliminate the DEA.
7. Retrofit prisons to provide appropriate facilities for those mentally ill best served in long-term institutional care.
8. Fund with savings from disbanded DEA and associated costs to convict and imprison non-violent drug crimes.

As for these self-important celebrities, this smacks of disingenuous self-promotion. To other commenters’ points, they’re entitled to 24/7 armed protection because they make garbage tv, movies and music, but I’m on my own unless I find a way to join their elite clique of the undeserving haves. I think not.

Lana at #69: The Sandy Hook and Aurora shooters were both bipolar. A result of their parents breeding with defective seed. The same defective seed that was tossed in Clarice Starling’s face in Silence of the Lambs, by that psycho who was in the cell next to Dr Hannibal Lecter. Defective seed is a result of no genuine whole wheat in the daily diet.

@Ann:

That doesn’t mean kids are going to stop watching any of the R-rated movies, or stop playing those games! That is a stupid plan.

And it’s not like Hollywood would ever do it. Why would they lose half of their profits? They don’t care!

The whole plan is to half parents actually PAYING ATTENTION to their children. I mean, how stupid can you be? Just put a new rating on and teenage kids (Who are rebelling because they either think it’s cool or because their parents give them too much space) will suddenly start thinking ‘oh, I guess we can’t watch this anymore’. NO- Teenagers won’t do that. Marijuana is illegal, do teenagers suddenly care? No. Everday there are cases of teenagers overdosing on drugs.

The problem is that TEENAGERS WILL NOT CHANGE unless PARENTS take their own stupid responsibility seriously and keep a COLLAR ON THEIR CHILDREN.

Honestly, it’s stupid how you think that suddenly with a new rating on any entertainment means people will suddenly take a liking.

The problem is that everyone talks but no body acts. Take the stupid responsibility, take your stupid children, don’t constantly give them trust that they DON’T deserve, take care of them and don’t spoil them.

What irritates me more than anything is that if you suddenly smack a child, because this specific child might have crossed the line, you’re immediately put into jail. I honestly think that corporal punishment should be brought back. I mean, parents should have liscence’, because sometimes there are right moments to discipline and there are moments where it is not appropriate.

The advertisement was lovely though. I wouldn’t have commented on this page had I not seen your idiotic comment.

I think you got a silly set of priorities by saying that video games and movies should be banned over guns. Would I prefer that kids didn’t play violent games? Sure! I wouldn’t call killing “virtual” people a form of healthy entertainment, but it’s not doing any proper harm if its stays that way, take it from Canada and other places, they got the same movies and games and still have low crime rates, but when you take a gun into your own hands, that’s in a whole ‘nother level of potential damage. REAL damage.

Besides from that, I think America has become such a neurotic nation with a false sense of security. I may sound naive, but for me, the sense of security doesn’t come from having guns to counterattack, it comes from not having to worry that someone will attack you in the first place!

Yes, I think guns should be banned, but most of all we need proper mental health treatment at zero or low cost, good parenting, efficient policing and etc…

This generation is so hyperbolic that they rather take action into their own hands over seeking for help or treatment and trying to find ways to have a regular peaceful life. This saddens me deeply. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the victims.

1) Revise mental health care and its laws. This “we can’t do anything until they actually hurt someone” policy is why these kids are dead. In addition, weigh the rights of the many with the rights of the one. If you have cancer and don’t take your medicine, you die. If you have schizophrenia and don’t take your medicine, other people could die. There’s a balance.

Also, low cost to no cost medicine should be made available.

2) Tighter monitoring and restriction on forms of violent entertainment, especially video games. Video games are inherently different than movies because they are constructed from the player’s perspective. You don’t see yourself in the game because you are the one seeing; moreover, it’s the pinnacle of narcissism because everything exists in that world *for you*: everything exists to make you better or worse. Other’s are merely puppets in the play, and when you pull the trigger with the remote control and they die, there’s no empathy for them because they don’t matter.

And transference of that perspective from the inner world of the game to the outer world is all-too-easy for a young person/mentally unstable/ill person who lacks the self-awareness to understand this potential and readjust his/her mindset. The video game and reality merge with each other to become the same.

3) Tighten up gun control laws, although this is futile if the parent is stupid enough to keep guns in the house with ha psychotic child. That’s what sadden me most about the whole incident: mom’s stupidity was a required element in the horrible crime.

4) Ultimately, it’s up to parents to not be moronic idiots who let their kids have a free-for-all when it comes to violent games, etc. Parents, don’t be stupid.

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5) An unfortunate effect of globalization and the media is that massacres garner such attention and horror not only from a small community, but from the world at large. Again, it is the perspective of the shooter that comes into play – just as he wishes to own the world of the game, to incorporate it into his own ego (to see all) he wishes to be acknowledged in some way (which the video game cannot do, other than “points”), to be recognized by all. A literal massacre is the way this ego-need is fulfilled: not only cannot he not be ignored any longer, he has superceded everything, even life. He played God by taking life, and then died as God too.

This ego need would exist apart from the media, but the precedent of worldwide media recognition of such tragedies guarentees his success a priori.

Destroy this ego-supply and you take away at least part of his reward…

The equation is easy, the more people own guns the more likely some nutter is among them who uses them in a dangerous way. Befitting from this is the NRA

@Rachel
Maybe if there weren’t so many guns out there, then bodyguards wouldn’t have to wear guns to protect celebrities

For example in London cops don’t guns and it’s going pretty well

DFQ at #83 is basically right. Plus stop making autistic bipolar semi schizophrenic children who have to wear glasses at age five.

This video really touched me.

devil's advocate @ 12/22/2012 at 8:29 am

Jennifer Aniston. Isn’t that the person whose boyfriend wears a
pistol charm dangling on a chain around his neck???

Guns don’t kill… People kill.

I am a truther, and it’s about time you become one too.

Marla Gold @ 12/22/2012 at 10:21 am

This video would be more powerful if they used victims/survivors of violence. @Ann 100% agree why not cut out violence in Hollywood. You’re right let’s start with stricter censoring laws in Hollywood. Half the actors in this video have appeared in violent movies involving guns.

I just read that every year in America approx. 30,000 get shot and killed, another 200,000 get injured by guns.
I’m glad to live in Europe where people don’t have guns at home as if it was the most normal thing! That is so bizarre about America, it’s beyond my imagination how someone (who isn’t a policeman or a hunter) could own firearms. Could I really simply buy a gun in a supermarket just like buying some candies? Unbelieveable.

That’s exactly what I’ve been saying too. Cut the violence from media and games and change Quentin Tarantino like violent movies to x-rated.

give me a plan maniston. do u understand what you are saying you dumbass. stick with your hair products

Rachel Green @ 12/22/2012 at 11:58 am

How do you expect people to take this serious when you have Rachel Green talking on a subject matter she have no clue about.

@nani:
The same can be said about everyone else on this video stupid. Shows how stupid you are because that’s all you can come up with when you watch this video.

@Mike:

How do you know her bodyguards are armed?

@Shreya:
Really? Because wasn’t brad in ********? Or troy? Or fight club? Yay okay!

@Mike:

The loons in full force… Hypocrites considering how many violent movies their idols act in…

@Terri:

This is so well said! Bravo! And the violence against woman in movies and videos is astounding. I love the comment that Hollywood needs to clean house first and make changes. I am so done with “celebrities” telling me what to do! This whole “do as I say” not “do as I do” is getting old! The fact that Jamie Foxx is part of this initiative is ludicrous after his horrific and racist rant on SNL about “killing all the white people” and how great that was.

Can I just say – if Hollywood can say that having more minority representation can influence perspective of the masses on minorities, then I think it’s equally valid to say gratuitous and senseless violence can have the same impact.

I think a conversation needs to happen and an attempt is being made here. I like the fact that celebs are approaching this as a community.

And jj – shame on you for putting the faces you did on your post (There are SO many other faces you could have put) It’s just encouraging the loons to troll around on this page so it generates hits, and it completely dilutes the message. The losers have nothing better to do?

Please Take It Down @ 12/22/2012 at 1:17 pm

Please take this ad off the main page! I can’t enjoy my browsing experience due to seeing Aniston’s “I’m passing a **** face” on very page!

@Please Take It Down:

How Crude. So typical of the fan base – shallow and juvenile. Bunch of dumbos who don’t get that their incessant obsessing and clicking is exactly why it’s on the front page.

I really liked Gwyneth Paltow, now I’m thinking twice about her along with a few others. They want to end gun violence? Really? How about not participating in movies with gun violence? Uh oh, wouldn’t want to make a dent in the millions you currently rake in? How about violent video games? All of these desensitize children and adults. Mentally ill people will do crazy things with or without guns (which will still be available illegally anyway). If you really CARE, how about taking a few pay cuts by not participating in violent movies and while you’re at it pay the funds needed to help medicate the mentally ill. You are the ones that can afford to protect yourselves, the rest of the general public will be the most victimized.

out of touch as usual @ 12/22/2012 at 3:04 pm

celebs don’t have to carry, their bodyguards do

notabandwagonjumper @ 12/22/2012 at 3:28 pm

urgh is it me or does this whole celebrity “PSA” make you want to throw up? Half if not all these celebs have featured guns in their movies, music videos, shows and photo shoots yet here they are not taking responsibility for their part in advancing the image of “guns are cool and sexy” and putting this crap out there. half of them prob dont even know who’s president or where Newtown even is on the map. Most of them will go on to their everyday fablous lives and the families that lost their loved ones will be stuck picking up the pieces for the rest of their lives. Yes its sweet that they are jumping on the bandwagon and bringing “awareness” to gun control in the US, but how is Selena Gomez, Beyonce and Olivia Munn (who is the hell is she anyways?) going to actually touch people and bring change? I believe that if there is PSA thats put out there it should feature the families of victims of school shootings. let the real ppl who suffered the real losses talk about what they believe should be done to protect their loved ones in a space where there should be safe. I havent posted anything about the Sandy shootings because i did not experience it and therefore it is not my place to jump on a bandwagon and start calling for changes to gun control when a day before the shootings happened i didnt even care what ppl did with their guns. I am gutted that innocent lives where lost in so many shooting over the years and do agree that there needs to be something done about this situation, but how can I sit there and start advocating for change when there are children all over the world dying from senseless crimes (Sudan, Palestine, Syria,Norway, Somalia,… etc) where is their PSA? Why are they not worth making a short clip to educate ppl all over the world about caring for the safety of their kids? This just seems to me like another opportunity for these celebs to push their brand and it just makes me sick. Those kids that died in Sandy deserve more. their families deserve to be more than headlines and guests on Good Morning America. They need to be given the opportunity to lead their own campaign to share their voices and share their own stories and not have Jamie Foxx do it for them. urgh Hollywood needs to shut the hell up sometime. its not about you its about all those lives that were lost over the years to unnecessary violence. Those lost souls deserve more respect. how about you show them and all the children that are victims of violence everyday around the world a little bit of respect. i wanna see how long it takes before one those celebs makes a song about it and sells it for “charity.” I hope they know that ppl arent stupid and buying into this crap. its like a freakin formula: Tragedy = Celebs + telethon/PSA/Songs + more views/downloads/tweets/follows = more money for the big guys and ppl forgetting about who actually died in that tragedy in the first place. I believe in the power of relating. if the mothers of the sandy victims did a PSA with the mothers of victims in Syria, Palestine,Sudan.. etc.) the world would take notice and ppl will finally see those numbers in the news as actual human beings.

Uh, Reese, didn’t you asked the director of This Means War if you can have more scenes with you shooting someone? Hypocrite.

Really? Because wasn’t brad in ********? Or troy? Or fight club? Yay okay! – Really? @ 12/22/2012 at 12:24 pm

We are not talking about Brad’s movie – go back and read the comments before replying. We were discussing why you mention Brad and his drug policy while this thread is about gun policy.

Maybe you don’t have to capacity to comprehend that!!!!!

ChelSHIIT HOndler @ 12/22/2012 at 4:43 pm

Some interesting comment in Jennifer Aniston thread for ONCE…
ups this thread is not about her.. My bad… Lol..
publicity HOOAR- ring is the number ONE in HW….
Long live Richy rich the BULDOG PR machine !

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Rike at 10:22; The murder rate between white people in Europe and white people in the USA is about the same. If you mix in the slaughter rates from south Chicago and Detroit, the kill stats start to look like something from the Congo or South Africa.

African Girl @ 12/22/2012 at 7:20 pm

@Marina:
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but if you erase guns from america how will do peoples to fight the zombie imagine the walking without guns impossible.

@Alaia:

No – and Jack the Ripper (your example) didn’t need a gun either. The fact is: this is extremely complicated. I want my kids safe and I don’t want some knee-jerk law that won’t help at all. Gun bans aren’t the solution (at least no all of the solution) because places that restrict guns aren’t safer (Chicago and DC prohibit guns, CT has the 5th strictest gun laws in the nation ). Making guns illegal is about as effective as making murder illegal.

Has anyone here seen those guns in the new magical Jim Carrey trailer? Too bad it’s not a Christmas movie.

#74 Poster’s name Mike
Give me a break! Why the hell would you have a dumbo like Jennifer Aniston making any comments when she is as cluless as a dumb bell.? WTF! . Aniston paid the same agent Huvane millions to get her photo taken to be seen on JJ’s but could care less her parade of goons (bodyguards) surrounding her with their big toting GUNS..
For that matter everyone of these ppl are agent Huvane hypocrite hacks. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Money talks Bullshyte walks. Give us something real JJ pulease.

We all have been around long enough to know how much Huvane paid you . Pathetic!!!!
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I live in Western Canada where appox. 5 yrs ago or so i took my children to an area where Jennifer Aniston was filming a movie .
The kids were very excited to see this celeb they called Rachel Green. I knew as soon as we arrived it would probably be a miracle to see this woman up close. I didn’t want to burst the children’s bubble so we hung around behind the lines while the kids hoped for her appearance.

Instead the kids still have nighmares over the chaos that happened right before our eyes. Just remember in Canada guns are legal but my children have only seen them on police officers.
We are half asian decent so was the camera man with a long lens who was about 3 ft away from us. I have never in my lifetime seen so many bodyguards with GUNS except on tv and all of them carried these guns. This other lone Asian camera-man was thrown to the ground and roughed up like a rag doll while we were pushed to the other side watching this guy taking one ell of a thrashing blood and all.
You want to see GUNS everyone of those big strapping burly men were pulling out their guns threatning this camera man all over the fact he may have gotten one picture of Aniston which he didn’t get btw.

My kids saw him within second bleeding being held down and severly beaten when finally at least 10 police cruisers pulled up. .The children and not just mine witnessed the whoile incident

On top of a good beating he didn’t deserve he was the same nationality as my family and was called names like you effing c.h.i.n.k, slitty eyed cauc.k-suc.ker just go back where you belong. Saying you won’t be making money off Aniston she has enough money to ship you back to your filthy homeland so fast you effing c.hin.k head will spin. ETC
I was shocked, appalled and my children as well as others were traumatized.. I had to leave due to my childrens state of mind .
Where as i wanted to stay and be a witness for this man who was bullied beaten and abused . I took my kids home and explained the situation to my wife and her sister and went back to insist on being a witness for this poor guy.

The police said everything was over and there was no need for making a mountain out of a molehill. I spoke to my BIL who is a detective at that same police station. He explained that these ppl as in Aniston and associates had enough money to make this out to be a small ruckus and in the end it would be hte camera man’s fault . If not that camera-man would be paid off a handsome sum to keep his mouth shut.

The guns, the abuse, the racists comments were just another day on the so called lovely X wife of Brad Pitt.
On with the show., just another day in the life of Jennifer Aniston her lawyers and agents in what was to become the biggest coverup of my life.

We as my family waited till the next day to read about this horrific incident. Yes i always knew money talked as an adult but this was a little too much i think b/c of what my children experienced and the condition of the camera man wouldn’t leave my mind..

We saw nothing about it in our city newspaper. As for online
Lainey. gossip .com was very upset so she put a small bit of informaton but due to Aniston’s team of lawyers or as my decteive BIL said ‘her team’ will make this look like a joke

So did i see guns you bet i did. .What irks me the most is what my children saw.. Not just a horrible beating on a man who didn’t deserve it but to know in advance Ansiton knew she could buy her way out keeping her nose clean all over being a wealthy rich bi.t.c.h. turned our stomachs. My children nor my wife or family will never watch anyting JA acts in again.

@Ann: @Ann: Because if you actually understand the psychology, there is no causal link to violence in games, films, books, or any other media. If violence in the films, games, etc cause violence, then we might as well ban all thought, considering the imagination is far more vivid and powerful than any of them, and if merely seeing or thinking about graphic violence, even with context, is enough to cause us to commit it or desensitize us to it, then we should ban all news coverage and virtually all instances of conflict in films and games. The mind doesn’t work this way. We, from birth, understand the difference between reality and fantasy and we understand context. In most of the games and films, there is a cause worth fighting for, or the film depicts the violence to expose and call attention to it, in order to make the viewer aware of what caused it, and how it was dealt with or resolved by the character. It is cathartic, and catharsis is the entire point of films and games like it. If you’re talking about multi-player, the points and respawning are mechanics used to allow for a longer period and more enjoyable, or rather less annoying gameplay experience for the player, rather than tools used to trivialize the killing. Often it is said that the points systems are a main cause for desensitization, but actually they further the understanding that it is fantasy and not reality. The link to supposed desensitization doesn’t make logical sense, and professors, and researchers, all the way to the FBI have profiled and studied the killers from every modern school shooting to death, and there has not been a single link found from anyone with credibility on the subject.

One of these things is not like the others one of these things is kinda the same, if you can guess……

@Ann: Also, R-rated already means restricted, so that would be redundant. Give this episode of Penn and Teller a look. It has both sides of the argument, and is entertaining as is every episode of the show, so you shouldn’t be bored and you’ll hopefully see how ridiculous the argument is under any close examination. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaF9nbLo8as

@debra g.: It’s a redundant idea. The R-rating already stands for restricted. If parents choose to let their kids watch them, they’d do the same for x, only now the films would be included with porn, and would probably have a ridiculous amount of extra sex in them, if not straight up porn.

How do we ban mothers blinded by love that will not institutionalize their deranged children even knowing how dangerous they are? How do we stop denial?

@sillyme: You apparently don’t understand the point of any kind of art…it’s a word called catharsis. Definition of CATHARSIS

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And behold: The entire point for any kind of art. Also, considering that the entire reason we watch any kind of film, play any kind of game, or read any kind of book is conflict, and without conflict, we’d be watching everyday life, which no one would find entertaining because it isn’t challenging or engaging, and highly predictable. You’d be lying your ass if if you say you’d watch for any other reason.

Stop putting your money toward movies, books, video games, TV shows, etc. that are violent. That will get the entertainment industry’s attention.

@buckerbuck: You kinda need a gun to survive in a zombie apocalypse. Did you even read what the picture was advertising? Do you understand context? What about logic and reason? No? Hyperbole or demagoguery? Sigh…

I love how people want to limit violence in games and movies. How about parents limit THEIR children. Don’t want your kids seeing violent movies? Don’t let them go. Don’t like that violent video game? Don’t buy it for your kdi. It’s as simple as that.

Hollywood doesn’t control what kids see, parents do.

rediculous annoying commercial wth celebrities who can not only afford whatever weapons their heart desires, they can also afford to walk around with armed security guards to protect them against the crazies. I am 150% with the NRA, citizens have the right to be able to protect themselves as well as their family while on the road, or at home. I say give anyone applying for a gun licence a COMPLETE backround check including psychiatric, mental or emotional at every point in their life no matter what, and have a qualified board of local citizens in that county determine wether this person should be allowed to own/carry a weapon of ny sort, and ALL persons that already have a license should go through the same evaluation every couple of years/mandatory or lose your license. Also for those who are licensed stricter laws of fines and jail time for neglegence in case another person or child finds and uses their weapon in a criminal manner, make them 100% responsible for any crimes committed with their weapon for not keeping it safe and/or secure. the shooter at sandy hook was unstable yet his own mother knowing this bought him weapons, if she would have survived his rampage she should hae been held partly if not mostly responsible for her sons actions on that day.

oh and by the way, my sons have been playing ALL the video games invented from 1980′s to present and have watched ALL of todays violent movies with zombies guns violence & some nudity, you know why? because WE CAN”T AVOID IT! thats why, its everywhere, and i rather them watch it at home with us, their parents where we can tell them “it’s only a movie” we should never harm another person like that in real life, and you know what my boys are the kindest, most gentle men, they are decent and caring, they are 20 and 26 years old, videos and movies dont have ANYTHING to do with violent crimes, violent crimes are committed by individuals who were ALREADY BORN defective. there were no video games or movies when JACK THE RIPPER murdered…………

Two way street @ 12/23/2012 at 1:06 am

If we truly want to make change, it has to be applied at all levels.

Movies, television, video games and music need to seriously reconsider what they push out to the mainstream and take their share of responsibility for the the negative influence and motivation they provide perpetrators of violence and our youth.

Lawmakers need to ensure the safety of our citizens by getting tougher on crime and not minimizing it as what is taking place in California with Assembly Bill 109 and the release of thousands of violent offenders under the guise that their current offenses aren’t violent. Please reference the boarding house murders in Northridge, CA by a so called non-violent offender.

To ensure safety with the proposed initiatives, we need to hire more law enforcement and not scale back with budget cuts.

We need to reinvest into mental health. It has to be a priority!

If we’re serious about the safety of our communities, we shouldn’t explore the legalization of marijuana. Knowing the illness and death that alcohol and nicotine have caused over the years, if given the chance, would you make them legal? If you’re answer is no, why on earth would we make marijuana legal. Imagine the illness, injury and death that it will cause with DUI and cancer. If we’re serious, then we all have to sacrifice a little to save a lot.

Lastly, the celebrities that appeared on “Demand a Plan” should take the first steps and sacrifice by not profiting from any form of violence. Jeremy Renner! Are you serious? Donate all of your salary earned from the Bourne film! Beyone! Ask your husband how he’s profited from violence. Ellen, no more entertainers on your show that profit from violence.

Do my demands sound unreasonable? Well if you want me to sacrifice my Constitutional right, I’ll seriously consider it if you do the same. Let’s see what you plan on doing to set the new tone. In closing, if we care about having a safe country, we can’t pick and chose. We have to be all in. I’ll be waiting.

Sincerely,

Law abiding blue collar citizen

yes, it’s a well-made and appropriately dramatic video, but this is what these people do for a living. beyonce especially really needs to get over herself with the self-congratulatory melodrama. that egotistical c**t doesn’t give a crap about anything but her image.

ANYWAY, as has probably been mentioned numerous times in the comments section, nobody serious should care what these people have to say. they are not politicians or experts. they’re entertainers. and i’d be willing to bet that almost every single actor featured has appeared in films/TV that showcased/glorified/glamourized violence.

also, all you republican wingnuts clinging to your second amendment rights need to relax. the government isn’t tryin’ ta take yer guns. they’re simply trying to reduce the ease with which dangerous weapons can be obtained. if you are indeed the cooperative, law-abiding citizens you claim to be, any new laws shouldn’t be a problem for you.

Angry and Ashamed @ 12/23/2012 at 3:48 am

I’m really disappointed. I’m tired of “Americans” demanding the regulation of inanimate objects when a demand for better mental health care is more appropriate. 21 children died in Connecticut, not 20. Murder is in the heart and in diseased minds, not in the hand. In a country where paramilitary fantasy is the demand of civilians and the demand placated by every entertainment industry in this nation, how can people be surprised when fantasy and emotional disturbance shake hands. Any one of the celebrities in the above PSA can be found guilty of capitalizing on gun fare and use whether in a monologue or a script. Why is the Bourne franchise so popular with the age demographic 12 – 25? Sympathy for the “good guy”? Someone who volunteered to be morally dead? Sympathy for an anti-hero? To whom are these culpable culprits pointing a finger? They don’t want to be responsible. It is easier to blame their elected officials. Should our gov’t regulate our 2nd amendment rights so that the 1st amendment can speak so freely? In for a penny, in for a pound. Everyone of the people, every one of the “Americans” should re-evaluate what needs to really happen. Automatic weapons are responsible for less than 10% of murders involving firearms in this nation. Handguns are responsible for the rest. I wonder how many of them have handguns, shotguns, or rifles waiting in fear of a stalker. Our nation most definitely needs to take action but regulating fire arms is a stop gap and a cost-less nothing to placate the masses which don’t know what questions they should really be asking. A more insular self examination of our laws is a beginning. More culpability of the gun owner would be a start. How many are calling for better regulation of knives and meat cleavers after the tragedy that happened in China on the very same day of the Connecticut atrocity. Or do the 22 children that were horribly maimed and traumatized not affect or effect American sensibilities because they live somewhere else? Shame on all of them. We’re either in it together or we’re not in it at all. What of the 178 school children that have been killed by drone attacks committed by our illustrious president? Do the children – dead by our hand – not have a voice? Should they not be afforded the same consideration given to American children? Are they only casualties of war and forgotten for the reason they have no representation or for the reason that the media doesn’t tell us about them? Are we sheeple accepting whatever spin is spun and just keep on keeping on because we choose to live blindly? We should be questioning our gov’t and challenging its’ authority at every turn. It is our responsibility to hold it accountable for its’ every action and inaction both foreign and domestic. I am tired of the nonsensical rants and ravings of ill and misinformed if informed at all celebrities. Shut up and make another Bourne movie. Shut up and make another video promoting arson. Shut up and utilize your right to freedom of speech. Shut up and attack the cause of the Connecticut atrocity and not the tools. Your ignorance is showing and you should be ashamed.

gun control or gun ban is just a surface or band-aid solution. the gun man’s behaviour didn’t just happen overnight. it maybe a result from years of abuse, bullying, neglect, apathy from other people. i sincerely hope that this will stop. solution can only from from changing our attitudes and how we treat other human beings.

Changing gun laws will only slow these people down, not stop them! If someone wants to get their hands on a weapon, they’ll do it regardless of the law. What America needs is better mental health awareness and assistance.

Why has JJ put this message in with these celebs who just want to be noticed. What a waste of time. As if Jen Aniston cares about anything else but having her name and pic posted in justJareds.
Except this time she doesn’t have to pretend she is shopping with Heidi Bivens man. If you asked JA to speak on this subject she would be slurring her speech while trying to read the teleprompter or a page and even doing that she always screws up.

Lets here about this from somebody in HW who can make a difference instead of saying one word.. How stupid !.

Great people!!Thank you for doing this video!!
SPREAD THE WORD!!
BAN DEADLY WEAPONS!!!!!!!!!

Love Jen! Video is well done however I don’t agree with gun control. I agree common sense should take place when someone is in the home that is an unstable person like putting most of your weapons in safe keeping somewhere else beside home so they can’t get to them.

Is Jen’s boyfriend still sporting that gun necklace? I used to think she had nice hair, but hers is the worst of the lot. Can’t believe she’s pushing a hair product and it looks like Miss Hotness needs to go to rehab. Her picture looks like a drunken mug shot.

Anastacia @ 12/23/2012 at 2:26 pm

ok. all of you, who make the media responsible for things like that – YOU.ARE.DUMB. really, really dumb!
the problem has nothing to do with media at all!
I live in germany and the people here watch the same god damn movies, play the same video-games and hear the same music! & guess what? stories like that happen maybe 1 time in 10 years!
& why’s that?? BECAUSE IT’S ILLEGAL TO OWN WEAPONS HERE!! & beacuse of that it’s of course not so easy to get one & just randomly shoot around!!!
… gosh @.@

A bunch of rich Hollywood ivory tower dwellers whining about suffering they will never have to experience because ALL of these phonies have armed bodyguards. All of them.

@no fool. I didn’t say I was OK with Angie wearing the gun necklace that Maddox made for her and am aware of that fact. But…… Angie’s NOT on this video. Jen is, and for that reason, i think it’s hypocritical.

At least they are trying to do something

Anonymous @ 12/23/2012 at 6:25 pm

Let’s all see comedy!!!!

@Ann: I’m afraid that’s just not good enough. You are the only country who have these appalling massacres and we watch the same media all around the world. It’s gun control. Finished.

@sullivan: You would not watch real people. EXCUSES.

#ILTY|AN#STON|W#ORE|PAN#IES| @ 12/24/2012 at 4:43 am

IS IT HALLOWEEN???THEN WHY BRING OUT THE SCREAM MASK

Melanie at 4:00; Those who have the guns do the controlling. Finished.

What a bunch of self-serving hypocrites…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OayyLQi6vE

@Ann: Would you believe there is a video game out called “kindergarten killers?”

@ann h: Angie is not on the video because she gives 2 shittes about anything that happens that involves the USA. All her energy is for 3rd world countries. AJ is the biggest hypocrite of all of em.

STFU Jennifer Aniston! You are a fraud. This PR attention whoring you play out is so false. Justin and Jennifer are out in Mexico vacationing and Justin is wearing a gun necklace, walking so short and proud of it. Jennifer is a hypocrite who does not live by what she preach! I hope those mothers who lost their children in the shooting takes out Jennifer Aniston. Ugh she will do anything for publicity, what a fkn bitz!

These 4 women are a bunch of azholes here. Because they are celebrity they should make a voice?! Especially with these bunch of hypocrites. Beyonce is full of ****, her thick lipped husband is a ghetto gun rapper and sugar mama Jennifer Aniston, please her gigolo fiance is wearing a pro gun necklace that Jennnifer bought. Anything for attention for these women, boy they are disgusting. I prefer seeing a non-hollywood face than these azholes.

Atttention mfs! Let see one of you with a bodyguard without a gun. Let’s see you get shot and then you will be a credible speaker of the issue. Jennifer is a flake and her whinny face just like her tax credit to St Jude all for the tax and publicity. Nothing to follow up later to see the lives of who she is talking about. These women makes me sick, how much were they paid and why are they a spokes person for gun?!

Angry and Ashamed @ 12/31/2012 at 1:20 am

@Melanie:
What complete and utter shite. Open your eyes, Melanie. Your comment is worse than that of the hypocrites in the above propaganda video. You’re the poster child for the ignorant and the misinformed if you believe that these situations and atrocities don’t happen all over the world. Look before you blog, idiot.

Jennifer always has this constipated look. I am sorry Gwenyth does not have brains. Why would people listen to them?!

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