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Serious stuff today at the White House there's a meeting the and already is involved.
Members of the entertainment industry Hollywood back and all the -- they're gonna discuss violence in films and -- -- let's bring in Kelly Jane -- Weekly standard joining us from -- First of all how much influence do you think that violent movies and video games actually count on our society.
Well I think there's no question that.
Art -- culture and right now movies and video games along with television.
Are the leaders of the culture but lesson from Japan for example has a long tradition of violence in movies.
And their murder rate is much lower than ours okay Canada we're currently from what we basically and -- American culture we watched the exact same things needed because.
We watch them from you and Canada has a much lower murder rates I think you know that has something to do with the culture but I don't think it's right to say that if we got rid of violence.
In movies and video games it would change overnight they're just too many factors here to blame it on one single thing.
How would you eradicate gun violence from movies how would you sense move is.
To actually get rid of those guns being fired and people being cure I don't think -- -- Well first of -- We have the First Amendment in this country so you're right would be very difficult and secondly I'm not sure we mentioned want to.
Now today was the Oscar nominations one of the best pictures that was nominated was -- going chain.
By Quentin Tarantino that's quite a violent movie but the violence actually serves a purpose it's to remind us of how brutal.
And you don't understand that without seeing it first hand now I'm not saying that everybody should see this movie.
Especially young children I think that there can be a place for violence.
Even if we could get rid of it which isn't possible.
At what went I don't understand with the whole but the -- for -- debate.
Is we have the same people who are pointing out that -- drug war has not eradicated drugs.
Thinking that a war on guns is gonna eradicate gun.
Very interesting what -- that I mean I can't see any moves to restrict violence gun violence in movies and television and video I did I can't see how you could do it and I'm not convinced that it would have that make -- difference if you did.
No I don't think it would either and you can't I mean it's part of so many plots and you think about crime stories you think about it.
This is this comes down to an issue of parental rights you have to make sure that if you have young children and you don't want them exposed to these kinds of things they're not.
But we can't regulate everything.
We can't basically.
Say what we're gonna ban this we're gonna and that in order to prevent some maniac and society from doing home we would want to -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- society -- that was -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I agree but I do think it's sort of disingenuous even when Hollywood says well we we make these movies is sort of send a message that this stuff doesn't work -- out to give -- perfect example scarface the movie scarface without you know.
That movie is like the basis for every would be drug dealer lament her -- like everybody who saw that movie -- I would -- the same thing up until all of difference I don't like he did so.
But I I don't know why we don't take on the music industry particularly the rap industry because that's gratuitous violence and an outlet promotes violence in the glorifies violence in a way that.
It's so profound where -- -- forty people killed in a weekend in Chicago last year.
That's a kind of stuff that that that we don't wanna talk about it now politically correct that they're going to be some changes made but there's the cultural aspect Americans watch the same things as others and some for some reason we we we did let -- impact that they're.
Let me get back intelligent because I I think that the president is probably going to issue an executive or -- Banning assault rifles -- taking some action.
I think you'll go around congress and I think you'll be successful in doing that because.
The public wants something don't don't know exactly what will what what they want something done.
I think the president will win on this one and you say -- -- I think you're right and that this is the problem that really rushing this I mean you know Biden is organizing all these meetings at the last minute you know some people aren't -- able to make -- They're really trying to rush something it and that's.
You know the executive is the branch that makes the quick decisions when they're necessary.
But we also have congress we have a deliberative body.
For reason and that's it if -- sidestepping that and just and you know doing some of the quickly you're ignoring the delivered a process that the founders.
New was an important part of making lots I mean these are -- that are going to.
-- a fact for many years to come and I don't think it's something that one.
Should mean it's bad policy for years.
Judge intones we to stand -- thanks for joining us what we -- before we don't start I have one thing for you you last time we talked about piers Morgan.
And hits you once I have a solution.
If you don't have as almost dad right in Venezuela bans gun ownership.
Not what I think -- you may have a new job opening hour for a couple who go to Kelly Jane Torrance we you thank you very much -- I don't know month but.
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