Celebrities join to 'demand a plan' on gun violence … from someone or other

It must mean something that the very first celebrity to appear in a new video to “Demand a Plan” on gun violence is Jamie Foxx. Even if you aren’t familiar with his movies, such as current release “Django Unchained,” you probably heard something about his recent appearance promoting the film on “Saturday Night Live,” where he explained to the audience that his character gets to “kill all the white people” in the movie. “How great is that?” Great, we guess, as long as there weren’t any guns involved.

The national conversation on guns that so many still are demanding is well underway, whether they like the direction it’s taking or not. As Twitchy has reported, the NRA finds itself in a no-win position. The organization was criticized for not making a statement immediately after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, and demonized by politicians and celebrities alike during its presser today. “Demand a Plan” has become a rallying cry, but like it or not (and many in Hollywood certainly did not), the NRA did present a plan. Part of that plan was for Hollywood to take a close look at its own contribution to what Bob Costas called America’s gun culture.

Also among the nearly 50 celebrities to appear is Beyoncé, who must have had an opportunity to demand a plan at some point during the fundraiser she and husband Jay-Z held for President Obama less than two months after the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting. We also recognized Jeremy Renner, the guy brandishing the handgun on the poster for “The Bourne Legacy.” Even Sarah Silverman manages to deliver six words in a row without an obscenity, so you know this is serious business.

The NRA’s plan scored two big thumbs down. So, what does anyone else have planned?

  • CarolinaGirl3

    For all you “little people” who kiss celebrity ass and demand and “end to guns.” Please set an example and put a “This is a Gun Free Zone” sign in front of your house. If you won’t, please explain why. Neatness counts.

    • MaryUKtheScot

      Like you’re style:)

    • JettieG

      You can help them out. HT to Angelfire.

      • peteee363

        i have always liked that sign, it is very effective. so much so, former mayor daley in chicago made the whole city get one for thier neighbors outside of chicago. gee, i wonder what the murder rate is in the murder capitol of the usa?

  • grais

    I demand a plan, too.

    (In case you didn’t see it, I stomped my foot when I typed that.)

  • Pat Loudoun

    Why is John Bolton in this stupid video?

  • dennylee60

    How are the plans to end drug abuse, better education, ending poverty, ending world hunger and bring about general world peace?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Don’t you remember Farm Aid Live and We are the World? Most of those problems are solved. Thank goodness for all those songs, videos, licensed merchandise, and dvd sales.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    I HAVE A PLAN!!!!!
    To all celebrities that “feel” uncomfortable with our Constitution or our Bill of Rights, please just get on a plane and leave. You will never institute the kind of change you favor. If you try…..it will get ugly. Preserve your pretty,stupid faces for whatever it is that you do…..and just go away.

    • $21367552

      Ooooh shitz getting real with this keyboard warrior!

      • TocksNedlog

        That’s okay. You can stay comfortably unreal.

    • v1cious

      Another old classic: “If you don’t like it, leave”, like your opinion is the only one that matters.

  • Jerry Erb

    i want a plan also. how about making movies that are not full of guns and people getting killed. then lead by example, dismiss your armed security body guards. you dont need them in Hollywood anyway. CA has major gun laws so it must be safe right?

    the actors that push this are a bunch of jerks. they have all this armed body guards but do not think the people in the real world need it.

  • Jack Deth

    I think I recognized Jeremy Renner
    And the dwarf from “Game of Thrones”.

    Who were the rest of those meat puppets?

    And why should I give a shit?!

    • SideshowJon36

      You should give a shit because you see them on TV, and read about their lives in tabloids! They’re like your friends! And you want them to like you, right?

      This, by the way, is how Obama won two elections.

      • Jack Deth

        Hi, Jon:

        So this montage of stupidity is aimed directly at “Low Intelligence Voters”?

        Got it.

        Nice and frighteningly hypothesis on Obama’s wins.

      • v1cious

        You’re right, we should put our trust in Kid Rock (A former Detroit rapper btw) and Ted Nugent.

  • 2ifbyT

    Every day, 3,500 babies are killed before they can leave the womb. Demand an end to Planned Parenthood. Stop abortions – the real war on children.

  • Mrs. Tiggiwinkel

    Y’all are missing the pure genius of this approach: “demanding a plan” allows this shower of useless self-promoters to feel smug and superior about “taking action” without actually doing a motherf-ing thing!

    I’m sure Renner, Fox, et al. “hate” every act of violence they commit on screen, and are just torn up inside when they collect their checks, attend premiers, get let into all the hot clubs, etc. Must be soul-crushing to profit so handsomely from the “culture of gun violence”.

    It can never be overstated: never trust people who fake emotions for a living.

    • Lord Foggybottom

      Yep, just like Warren Buffet and those other dicks who demand the wealthy pay more, but they, themselves, don’t actually pay more. NIMBY.

      • Penmar

        That is nothing more than a ruse to keep all the loopholes in place which is how they end up not paying as much in taxes as regular folks. Raise the rates, add more loopholes, status quo.

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        Anyone that interviews Buffet that does not immediately demand he pay the 100s of millions in taxes he is fighting, is NOT a journalist.

    • Penmar

      Oh yeah, I think you are right, Matt Damon just said guns freak him out.

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        That must be why he has an armed security detail.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It can never be overstated: never trust people who fake emotions for a living.

      But, but…they all had furrowed foreheads while speaking. That means they were sincere….right?? Well, I had my doubts about ballcap guy because I couldn’t see his forehead.

  • Maxwell

    Here’s a plan. Why don’t we kick all the celebrities out of their houses in Beverly Hills, and make them live in inner-city Detroit, or other dangerous areas. I’d be curious to see how quickly they change their tune.

    • GaryTheBrave

      No body guards or gates allowed.

    • v1cious

      You know what I find funny is you guys always cite inner city violence, yet you never once acknowledge where these guns came from. They’re not building their own weapons, so where are they getting them?

      • Maxwell

        …. who said guns were the only source of violence or threat to your life the in the inner city?

        • v1cious

          Really? That’s all you guys have been telling me the past few days.

          • Maxwell

            ? I don’t know whose comments you have been reading, but I haven’t seen anyway here say the only threat you to defend yourself from is a man with a gun.

  • Zane Henry

    How’s about the immediate removal of ANY and EVERY CD and iTunes entry that makes reference to violence and mistreatment of women? And I don’t wanna hear any more nonsense about rap is the poetry of the streets. That might have been true 20+ years ago, but no longer remains a valid assessment.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Killing cops and snitches as well.

    • v1cious

      Can we start with Kid Rock?

      “Yeah…Kid Rock…you can call me Tex
      Rollin sunset woman with a bottle of Becks
      Seen a slimy in a vette, rolled down my glass
      And said, Yeah this dick fits right in your ass
      No kidding, gun slinging, spurs hitting the floor
      Call me Hoss, I’m the Boss, with the sauce in the horse
      No remorse for the sheriff, in his eye I ain’t right
      I’m gonna paint his town red, and paint his wife white”

      • Zane Henry

        Notice how I actually wrote “ANY and EVERY CD and iTunes entry”. You made it out to be something it wasn’t. But that’s what we expect from leftists. You guys have succeeded in dividing us, so what comes next? Didn’t plan that far? All this nonsense was for no other reason than solidifying a voting bloc. Now that the election is over, you’ll see absolutely nothing change. Congrats! You WON!

  • radishthegreat

    Beyonce’s married to a rap-guy. Maybe she should demand his homies and record companies stop glorifying gun violence in their products.

    • Penmar

      I asked her if she was going to have her bodyguards start carrying knives.

  • rogueco

    Hey Julianne Moore – you are wrong. There are approximately 3,000 murders every day.

    Ooops, my mistake. I misread your tweet – I thought you were talking about abortions, not guns.

    • Penmar

      Well, they are 323 deaths due to car accidents daily, they don’t scream for car bans.

      • v1cious

        The car analogy again. Do you have guns mounted on your car? Are you the Road Warrior?

        • Penmar

          Since you lefties have a penchant for blaming inanimate objects it’s relevant. But apparently you don’t like it when we defend ourselves and return fire. Pun definitely intended.

          • v1cious

            A car has multiple functions, a gun only has one. Also no one’s calling to ban all guns, just certain ones.

          • Penmar

            Wrong, guns aren’t only used to shoot people. Example: Target shooting is an Olympic Sport.

          • Penmar

            And banning certain ones is NOT going to have any effect. 1) The shooter in CT used handguns and everyone seems to want a ban on assault rifles. 2) The Aurora shooter had in his possession a lot of handmade hand grenades, he had other options to a gun, ergo not having a rifle would not have stopped him from doing damage. 3) Shooter in CT was 20, not allowed to own a gun, ergo he obtained the weapons by stealing and killing his mother, then going to the school to shoot innocent children, it was a criminal act and criminals don’t care about a freakin’ ban on guns. And one other thing, Chicago has very strict gun control laws, explain why they are murder capital of the US?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            And that’s the camel’s nose in the tent; the ratcheting up of the fire under the pot the frog is sitting in. Don’t realize that? Ban that ‘certain’ type, as you say, then it will be the next ‘type’ they go after…

          • Lin Jarvis

            And you get to decide which ones are banned? No, thanks.

          • jetch

            you don’t know what you’re talking about if you’re going to say “no one’s calling for a ban on all guns”. there are many people calling for just that.

            i assume you’re trying to sound reasonable, by demanding that only “certain” guns are banned. so which ones?? and what will you demand when the non-banned guns are used to kill people by some wacko? do you think a revolver or shotgun can’t kill dozens of people???

            you are silly and naive if you think the goal is not to ban all guns.

        • Lin Jarvis

          Yes and yes.

    • TocksNedlog

      Hear hear!

  • louisiana_mom

    Okay, I demand a plan like Switerland’s… government provided guns… Their crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept…

    • GaryTheBrave

      Only problem is they would be made by the lowest bidder.

  • Sue

    How ’bout we demand that the Hollywood loons just please sit down and shut-up. I am so sick of their holier-than-though attitudes and their full-on belief that their opinion matters more than those of us who are less than famous. I’m liking the “Gun Free Zone” sign campaign and the housing swaps to Detroit for our Hollywood friends :-)

  • Gallatin

    Okay hollyweird here is the plan—buy more guns and ammo.

  • Gallatin

    Plan #2 don’t spend any of my hard earned dollars on anything these cretins do—spend it on guns and ammo.

  • Gallatin

    Plan # 3 demand that these celebrity libturds care as much about the illegal gun running of obowmao and that douche holder and the carnage it brought down on innocent Mexican women and children. Then go buy more guns and ammo.

  • peteee363

    a guy once asked me to imagine a world with no locks on anything, i said we need locks because some people just cannot be trusted. this is the same reason we need guns. i am all for banning movie stars!

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  • Rodney Brungardt

    Demand a plan? OK, the NRA plan works for me!!!!

  • MKFenris

    I couldn’t give a damn what these hypocrites think. Just because they aren’t pulling the trigger doesn’t mean they’re with out guilt.

  • chesterarthur

    If you stand with these celebutards,just don’t stand too close to them.There are diseases that penicillin won’t cure anymore.Here’s a plan:you guys live within the rules you want the rest of us to abide.No armed bodyguards(I’m looking down at you,mayor bloomers).Live security free,like you want us to do,and then we’ll see what you think(but we still won’t disarm).

  • Joe W.

    Every day 34 Americans are killed by a gun. And 30 of them are in Chicago.

    • Penmar

      That was funny.

      • GaryTheBrave

        And likely true.

    • Lin Jarvis

      In the Gun Free Zone.


    May I ask what their plans are?

  • Sonya A. Willis

    At least half of these idiots have starred in movies and/or T.V. shows where they were brandishing weapons but go ahead and, “demand a plan.”

  • nc

    Celebrities – what a joke. I used to love going to the movies but now I only go once or twice a year because most everything is so saturated with violence, sex or just plain stupidity.

    Instead of thinking up ways to make their products ever “edgier” wouldn’t it be nice if entertainment was based on intelligence and talent?

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, nc:

      “Intelligence and talent” were deemed over rated with the advent of the “Blockbuster” film.

      Though “Jaws” led the pack. Once mediocre directer George Lucas came out of hiding with “Star Wars”. Those traits went out the window in favor of the almighty dollar.

      And steadily down hill from there.

      • nc

        You said it, Jack.

  • 1SkepticalChick

    I want to demand things, too. I demand family movies that aren’t full of stupid, liberal brainwashing for my kids. I demand eliminating F Bombs in movies. I demand that the demeaning, and dehumanizing of women in movies stop. I demand that movie Dads, not be routinely portrayed as either stupid or womanizing bullies. I demand John Wayne rise from the dead and show these idiots how to do it! . I also demand a puppy.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    hypocrites. knee jerk reaction to deflect attention from the glorified violence they churn out in their profession. they shoot guns in movies and that somehow makes them experts.

    what does that even mean ‘demand a plan’… schooling us on what if we are moms, dads, friends, AMERICANS we would demand a plan. yup. that’s the american spirit… demand stuff. and demand it of the government. because they are so good at fixing stuff.

    pull the planet over, i’ll get off here.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    I wonder how many bodyguards Beyonce has? Maybe as many 10. What was it Jamie Foxx said he liked best about his role Django Unchained? Oh yeah, killing white people. Renner got his big break with a (libelous ) role as a violent Army bomb tech. Carmelo Anthony publicly backed the Stop Snitching movement Jennifer Garner’s role big role involved shooting a lot of people on Alias. Need I go on? The entertainment industry is a huge reason, could be the argued he reason, why young people don’t have accurate understanding of the trauma of violence, and why such wonderful ideas as”shoot every one in sight” zones, I mean gun free zones. exist. THey can shove the sanctimony up where the sun don’t shine.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    I want Beyonce to spread the wealth around, I want one half of her armed security detail for myself…………………….

    • TocksNedlog

      Plenty of people want Beyoncé to spread in half. Get in line, bub!

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        Yeah, put me in the other half. Beauty is only skin deep. Sickness on the other hand is to the bone.

        • TocksNedlog


  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    I just had a thought, I am all for the confiscation and banning of all guns…….
    .in movies and mentioning them in music. Let us see how the weirdoes appreciate that sentiment.

    • GaryTheBrave

      New hashtag #BanGunsFromMovies

  • https://twitter.com/JayCryptic John McClelland

    An estimated 50 million babies have been murdered in the US since 1973- a so-called “right” championed by these same people.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Jets fans DEMAND A PLAN for next year!

    Unfortunately Woody Johnson sez it will involve Ryan, Sanchez, and Tannenbaum, which willl mean a tebow-less 6-10.

    • TocksNedlog

      They plan to suck, and they WILL suck?

      • TheOriginalDonald

        They already suck, and with the Sanchise basically being a financial millstone on their salary cap, he’s GUARANTEED to throw 25 INTs next year.

  • $23629333

    After watching SS grasp herself in an unseemly fashion,* I have zero interest in and respect for anything she has to say.

    (* yes, in front of a camera)

  • http://twitter.com/curleymom CurleyMom

    Do they not know that their hero Bill Clinton enacted a plan back in 2000? On the anniversary of Columbine he earmarked $120million federal money to… wait for it… pay for armed police officers in schools! http://articles.latimes.com/2000/apr/16/news/mn-20323

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, Laura:

      That was supposed to pay for 10,000, 100,000 or a million cops nationwide.

      It’s funny the near fetish like preoccupation Democrats and liberals have for big round numbers that do absolutely nothing to improve or fix a situation.

      Obama’s the most blatant. Throwing enormous numbers around while campaigning (teachers, police, czars, social workers, a domestic civilian military) to adoring crowds. Unaware that they may have to pick up the tab.

  • TocksNedlog

    Sarah Silverman delivered six words in a row without an obscenity? The tape must have been spliced . . . in at least three places.

  • TocksNedlog

    Re: the video
    “Fort Hood”? “FORT HOOD”?!
    Guess we have to ban ‘assault weapons’ from military bases now. You know, in order to prevent future incidents of “workplace violence”.

  • TocksNedlog

    Well, if nothing else (and there is NOTHING else) at least these utopian fantasists realize that they don’t actually possess the answer themselves — but, of course, big daddy government does.

  • moonsbreath

    I stand with Julianne, she needs to pay a hefty fine because she was in a movie that had gun violence.

  • MrApple

    Their “Demand a Plan” involves nothing unless it means a massive restriction of 2nd Amendment rights.

  • toreilly

    Maybe you should all sing a song. That’s always nice…

  • Justin Case

    Doesn’t get any more ironic than this.

  • Guest

    Doesn’t Jay-z portray himself as a gangsta? I’m pretty sure most of these self absorbed idiots have security with guns. How does this help anything? I DEMAND celebrities quit trying to act like they care as the violent movies and hate rage on. (Jamie Foxx)

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Sorry to be late with this. Sarah Silverman has already shown her own plan from before the last election.


  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    #DemandAPlan I demand all celebutards fire their armed security details. That’s a good place for them to start.

  • http://twitter.com/VindicatorGC VindicatorGC ✠ III%

    Here’s my plan on gun violence. If you attempt to take mine there will be some.

  • BeeKaaay

    This is my plan for gun violence.

    Outlaw all horrific violence against children REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE.

    Currently leftwingwackos only rail against gun violence against children because they don’t suffer very much before dying. Their preferred method of killing children is ripping them limb from limb.

  • Alex Hernandez

    Here is a plan celebrities, stop being actors in violent movies. Beyonce tell your hubby to quit making music about crime and power, maybe this will help america.