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Well no sooner had news of the Connecticut school shootings hit the out of nowhere ads for Tom cruise's latest movie -- it mysteriously disappeared.
Other movies as well anything violent coming to the big screen insurers that wasn't showing up in promotions on the little screen.
But I think it's gotten bigger politicians now targeting video games that are already raided for things like violence -- Well excess of -- that even about -- -- kids web sites now getting scrupulously reviewed.
Critics -- -- saying there's a fine line between free speech and using a horrible tragedy to -- -- that -- to Rudy Giuliani on whether we truly are.
Over reacted man -- that.
We always overreact -- that's but that's that's kind of normal you get a terrible you get a terrible incident and everybody's.
Everybody's a seeking a simple solution to -- an easy way to deal with the so everybody looks at whatever their favorite thing is whether it's gun control or mental illness or violence in the movies.
Look I don't -- I don't I've been in north -- through most of my life fight I handled part of the Hinckley case.
And Hinckley -- attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan many people thought that was or produced by his obsession with the taxi driver in particular Jodie Foster.
But we've watched a movie and that's -- develop this obsession with Jodie -- -- He tried to do the same thing -- -- theoretically that -- Robert De Niro didn't tap into and taxi driver.
Now -- taxi driver would have been something else.
That made Hinckley do the same thing I tend to think yes and I tend to think somebody is mentally ill.
It's too simple -- -- answer is some movie that influence them.
Or in this particular case if if award for guns you were used to bomb or even his Sarin gas this.
This guy -- genius level mentally -- person that's a very dangerous it's a very dangerous killer.
But everybody's gonna seek these kinds of answers.
I don't know if it has much relationship with them with with these particular murders but a little less violence in our movies be -- great thing.
And some of the final that is a personal call discussing -- it's obvious -- suited to government always trying to the government should be it should be used you're -- now is apparent at the best or most of my movie should have that should be art rather than exploitation and mean.
-- some of the them we've gone so far over the top.
It's like discussed in these video games having children sitting there killing this morning till now on until in this one.
Somebody promoting that -- should be ashamed of themselves are good and maybe that's what's causing him to pull their horns and a little bit and even -- that yeah but -- I -- -- -- what are the advertising big deal it's the movie is not the average I think.
But here -- worries -- and I'm not a fan and an innocent vote but I am.
For you know -- -- president and violence presents us.
What what is and I guess what worries of folks who are looking it would have -- -- and if it makes even one out of a hundred who see such movies.
Or play such games.
Act and now it's potentially.
Then they should be banned or they should be -- -- when you say that.
I think the cause -- is connection is not strong enough to have that kind of infringement on free speech for the government to ban these things.
Culture in which we have so much violence is a bad thing in general.
It's the right thing and to have voluntary restraints would be -- a really good thing look these cable pulling back these movies a basically people who are -- a very severe gun control.
And arguably their movies may have more of an impact on this than any form of gun or gun gun control so I think they're feeling a little bit of the heat.
Of maybe being hypocritical that -- the -- in the stuff.
Back -- always worries me is that after an incident like this tragic as it is -- that we overreact with censorship to the point.
That you two seats what we -- people -- I think we're gonna come down the -- by that I mean because we got a lot more incidents like this read any.
Do you in your memory married and following weeks ago the mall soon before that if -- work -- as they weren't quite well what is going on nothing like this when your as a little I I yeah you know and -- -- what's -- -- I read the night before Christmas to the children -- house today.
And it was just said -- to for me not done enough to 1718 years in a row right before Christmas and I'm going to do well watching those children mistaken about.
Think about what happened in Connecticut and I've seen so many different crimes that -- so -- reforms of murder.
Once prosecuted a guy was.
Part of a prosecutors to chop of bodies.
Mafia guys -- the bodies of assessing all kinds of horrible -- murder terrorist murders.
This is this is impossible it's impossible to to comprehend how somebody could take a gun and shoot a seven year old.
But -- society have done little -- little baby innocent seven year old and year end and maybe that's we're in a bind that we as we -- always violent movies have go into the that's -- you don't think that's -- should we have less violence absolutely would be a better society yes.
Is that what created this.
I doing this man has a much deeper than that it's a lot like -- of that thought part of -- understand and I do think this one mistake that we do make we oversimplify.
We then come up -- one little simple solution and we think we solve the problem that we get another one like this is very very deep.
If you wanted to where to look for the answer it is mental illness how we deal -- mental illness.
It is some of the restraints that we put on being able to intervene.
And get some of these people off the street when they should be off the street.
It has to do with the institutionalization.
And that never replacing that with -- of treatment in society.
I mean probably that's where more the -- like -- You know one of the reports are getting today and I wanna switch to Watson and that is what might have precipitated this according to our folks here at fox fox is dot com.
As of reports of mother was ready.
To commit -- does that does the son who committed these crimes.
And he got wind of it just exploded.
We don't know when and could be I -- that that that that would that would make sense we'll probably getting a lot of other different things that that that does suggest what happened here this the simple fact is.
As is very very complicated and anybody offering -- -- -- -- just gonna perpetuate this is just gonna get worse I mean.
You know should people have -- automatic these these these these assault rifles probably not a good idea for people who have assault rifles.
I I was in favor of the ban on assault weapons.
I'd be in favor of again do I think it would stop this murder absolutely.
Absolutely 100% not this kid would have found a way to commit murder.
No doubt about it.
He was -- with the idea.
He was very very Smart.
Is very resourceful if you didn't have a gun he do you something else same thing would -- If -- -- taxi driver that caused it there have been something else that this.