Leftist Hollywood celebrities are once again coming together to do something about a right-leaning piece of America that they don’t like, or something. Whatever.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Alyssa Milano, Amy Schumer, and Alec Baldwin are going to try to drag the kids from Parkland back into the spotlight that has drifted away from them in order to start an advocacy group whose main goal is to fight the National Rifle Association and its influence on American politics.
They call it the…wait for it…”NO Rifle Association.”
The celebrities that have signed on to the “No Rifle Association” have already issued a letter to NRA President Wayne LaPierre telling him that they’re going to expose the NRA’s influence and win…something.
The No Rifle Association initiative (#NoRA) announced its formation and goals in a letter to NRA executive vp Wayne LaPierre on Friday. It was signed by over 130 celebrities and activists including Parkland shooting survivors David Hogg and Cameron Kasky, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Ashley Judd, W. Kamau Bell, Don Cheadle, Minnie Driver, Jon Favreau, Nathan Fillion, Jordan Horowitz, Jimmy Kimmel, Julianne Moore, Michael Moore, Patton Oswalt, Annabella Sciorra, Jill Soloway, Amber Tamblyn and Constance Wu.
“We’re going to shine a bright light on what you and your organization do to America. We’re going to make sure the whole world sees your bloody hands. We’re coming for your money. We’re coming for your puppets. And we’re going to win,” the strongly worded letter announces.
So, here’s what likely going to happen:
- The media will probably attach themselves to this story and allow all these celebrities a platform to talk about their initiative, and really get the word around.
- Celebrities are probably going to get together to make a video where they will all repeat the same phrase over and over again, like “Not one more,” or “the NRA has to listen,” “has to listen,” “has to listen.”
- This will result in another social media war over guns and the NRA.
- The NRA’s membership and bank contents will likely double.
The NRA is an odd beast within America’s culture, and it’s an oddity that it shares with entities like Chick-fil-A. The more pressure you put on it, or the more you attack it, the tougher and more popular it becomes. With every attack on the NRA, their numbers increase. This was evidenced very recently by the Parkland student-led attack on it, which caused the NRA’s donation numbers to triple. According to TIME, membership to other gun groups saw increases as much as 30 percent.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Hollywood is trying to sell more NRA memberships.
But while this is all laughable, it does expose the elitism of Hollywood and how they view we who reside outside the gilded cage. Allow me to quote me from yesterday:
The leftist elite, be they of Hollywood or D.C., seem to believe that whatever they hold dear is worth protecting with firearms. Thing is, they don’t seem to want to extend the same protection to the peasantry. Their safety, valuables and loved ones are worth killing for, but you should just be able to lose these things without the same protections because…well, as far as I can tell, we’re not worth as much.
It’s bad enough that this hypocrisy of “guns for me, but not for thee” is present, but not highlighted often is that this idea is rooted in the elitism of those attempting to make the rules of engagement between us and the world at large FOR us.
The NRA exists to protect our rights, with a MAJOR focus on the 2nd Amendment. Despite the hysterics driven by politicians, the media, and activist groups, guns are an overall boon to our country. They helped us found it, and they help us keep it. The absence of guns tends to lead to death, while the those who keep them responsibly tend to enjoy safety and security on their own terms.
These celebrities benefit from the protections guns provide, but believe the populace living in flyover country either do not deserve the same protections or cannot handle them responsibly. These elite think they know better.
Their “No Rifle Association” isn’t a sign that Hollywood just wants us to be safe, it’s a sign that they don’t really think much of what happens beyond the scope of their upturned nose.