Hey Sly, pick up the phone. It’s Piers Morgan, and he wants you to appear on his show as soon as possible to help him convince Americans that no one should want to own an “assault weapon.” Maybe Sylvester Stallone could convince the holdouts like Dana Loesch. As he told the Associated Press, “unless you’re carrying out an assault,” there’s no use for one. “You can’t hunt with it. Who’s going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?”

Stallone, surprisingly, didn’t mention the role Hollywood might play in perpetuating America’s “gun culture,” but he did zero in on mental illness. “That to me is our biggest problem in the future, is insanity coupled with isolation,” he said. But, about those movies …

https://twitter.com/DanGregg69/status/296765235442888704

https://twitter.com/FallonShrugs/status/297422099184766976

Aside from “Rocky,” would you really want to see a Stallone movie without guns? “Stop or My Mom Will Call 911 and Hope for the Best”?

  • wolfie773

    Dear Sly, define precisely what an “assault weapon” is.

    • TocksNedlog

      Personally, I felt assaulted by “Get Carter”.

      • Matthew Koch

        The original with Michael Caine was pretty good.

        • Nergal

          I felt assaulted by “Judge Dredd”.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        no one needs “Assault Movies”

      • Ken Alan Draper

        no one needs “Assault Movies”

  • douchie

    Let’s start with regulating the production and distribution of “assault movies.”

    • Matthew Koch

      Would “Ishtar” count as an assault movie?

      • http://ownthenarrative.com/user/29 Sarge_87

        Ishtar was a crime against humanity that should have been punishable by death to all involved.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        I think that was more of a long, siege-tower,war of attrition than an “assault” . . .

    • Eric Schmitt

      yes, because gutting the first amendment is clearly the answer.

      • douchie

        The first amendment was written during the time of the printing press and the town cryer. The founders could not have imagined the highly dangerous way our modern media is capable of reaching mass populations in seconds…

        • Eric Schmitt

          so you are saying that you support restrictions on the first amendment, but not the second? and just for the record, i oppose restrictions on both.

          but i can assume that your point was how gun control advocates often make the argument that the second amendment was written in a more antiquated time and that the founders couldn’t have predicted advancing technology. and your not-so-subtle use of sarcasm was to point out how foolish that argument is. and you know what? i agree with you. i’m a strong supporter of both the first and second amendments (as well as the whole Bill of Rights).

          but my point, that you so obviously missed, was that gutting the first amendment is no better than gutting the second.

          • douchie

            Google “reductio ad absurdum”, genius.

          • Eric Schmitt

            what’s your point? in your first comment, you suggested that we start ‘regulating the production and distribution of movies’. i said that doing so would be a violation of the first amendment. you then responded to that by making, what i can only assume, was a sarcastic comment making fun of an argument used by most gun control advocates. so what point are you trying to make here?

          • douchie

            That’s a clown question bro.

          • Eric Schmitt

            it’s good to see we got somewhere with regards to this conversation, bro.

          • That_Guy

            Eric Schmitt:
            He was basically pointing out to the unintelligent liberals who support gun control how picking and choosing which part of the Constitution of the United States of America should be respected can lead to other people picking and choosing which parts are to be respected based on their opinions. That is why the Constitution is above all laws and above your opinion. Sarcasm is apparently a lost art. Or at least lost on gun control supporters.

      • NRPax

        Hey, we just want reasonable, common-sense laws on the books about freedom of speech. You don’t really need the internet; it’s too dangerous unless you’re properly trained. Only our military should have full net access.

        • Eric Schmitt

          i assume your sarcasm is based on the fact that gun control advocates always say that we need ‘common sense’ laws regulating guns and are applying the same logic to free speech. just one problem; i never advocated restricting gun rights through ‘common sense’ laws or through any other means with my original comment. my point was that gutting the first amendment is no better than gutting the second.

          • NRPax

            Yes, that is exactly what my sarcastic comment was based on. It was not directed as an insult to you, it was just having fun using the sacred arguments that anti-gun advocates use. And no, I never accused you of advocating any restrictions on any rights at all.

          • Eric Schmitt

            that’s what i figured. and just know that i agree with you; it’s a pretty lame argument. (and like i said, i support gun rights and generally oppose gun control measures) i just wanted to ask because i have noticed that there are a number of people who strongly support the second amendment but have suggested that we regulate the first amendment by regulating the violence in movies and video games and what not. i just don’t see how you can support one amendment how it was written but suggest we tinker with another one.

          • NRPax

            Feel free to use my freedom of speech arguments if you want to pummel someone with them.
            The only kind of regulation on movies and video games that I could support would be at the parental level. If I was a parent, there’s no way in hell I’d let my kid watch or play a lot of what was out there without me researching it first. But I’m weird that way.

        • RightThinking1

          NRP,
          Yes. Besides, it is clear that when the Constitution was penned, they did not anticipate the high-speed, rapid-fire communications of today. It seems obvious that “Freedom of the Press” only refers to hand-set printing presses. Oh yeah…, ball point pens are out too, typewriters, telegraph, telephone, TV, etc., clearly not protected by the 1st.

          • NRPax

            Not only that, but you know how the 4th Amendment protects you and your property from search and seizure? No way could anyone have predicted storage units and McMansions!

  • Blake Waymire

    I’m running out of celebrities to respect…

    • Gmacr1

      There’s a word I don’t use in the same sentance with “celebrities”.
      They are all professional posers.

    • RightThinking1

      The decent ones are pretty much gone. I’m thinking Roy Rogers was the last genuine, all-round good guy out there, but perhaps my standards are too high.

      Which reminds me, I recall seeing Roy poised with a warthog he shot with a .357 mag while on safari. The pig wasn’t that much larger than the pistol. Probably the bare minimum sidearm for that country. Back then, there wasn’t anything practical that was more powerful.

    • SideshowJon36

      Stallone was probably never a good candidate anyway. He’s a Roid-head who stole the story from Rocky and never acknowledged the guy who he based it off of

  • $35072932

    Apparently he’s unaware that the true purpose of the 2nd amendment is as a check on the government.

    And no, it doesn’t say JACK about hunting.

    Question: Should the government have control over it’s own restrictions?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Before someone tries to insult what you say, here’s a second opinion on the topic — actually, one of the FIRST opinions:

      “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

      –Thomas Jefferson

      • $35072932

        Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.

        Senator Hubert H. Humphrey,
        Comm.: Foreign Relations Minnesota
        http://www.gunsmagazine.com/1960issues/G0260.pdf

      • Sons Thunder

        Not sure where you got the quote from but it is not one of Jefferson’s (as far as I can tell).

        Obviously, there are pro 2nd amendment quotes of Jefferson’s but I don’t believe this is one of them.

      • fmahoney

        You really think your gonna fight this government??? I have one word for you that you may not have heard before Technology & Drones. Both will kill you with the use of a sattlite from space. Tyranny???

        KKK was Tyranny in America

        • Garth Haycock

          You obviously don’t understand the definition of tyranny.

        • Garth Haycock

          You obviously don’t understand the definition of tyranny.

      • fmahoney

        You really think your gonna fight this government??? I have one word for you that you may not have heard before Technology & Drones. Both will kill you with the use of a sattlite from space. Tyranny???

        KKK was Tyranny in America

  • http://ownthenarrative.com/user/29 Sarge_87

    My answer to Mr. Stallone would be that it’s none of your damn business.

    I had planned to go see his movie, but I think I will take the money I would have spent on him, and instead, buy some ammo for the shooting range.

    • rinodino

      Sure you were going to see his movie, right, sure

      • http://ownthenarrative.com/user/29 Sarge_87

        Actually, I was planning on it. I’ve probably been to every Stallone movie that has played, including some stinkers like Tango&Cash.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Tango & Cash was NOT a stinker

  • walterc

    Hey Sly, it’s not about need, it’s about right. Why do you need to live in a mansion when a one room shack would do? I’m guessing you drive a pretty nice car when a 72 Pinto will get you around too. In America you can have what you want if you can afford it. Same goes for a fully tricked out AR15, if I want one and can afford it I can have one. Need has nothing to do with it.

    • Nergal

      I suppose Rosa Parks didn’t NEED to sit at the front of the bus, and people don’t really NEED a lot of the things they have. Need isn’t the point. Personally, I think Mr. Stallone NEEDS to shut the hell up.

  • KansasGirl

    I’d rather outlaw “shoe lifts”.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Bless his heart, those Rocky movies must have been more real than I realized.

    • michael s

      Apparantly they were he’s in the boxing hall of fame.

      • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

        funny, Sly is in the hall of fame………….I didn’t know that and my husband went semi-pro.

  • CatHerder

    Come on fer Pete’s sake, some of you closet libs stay there! I’m going to be down to old westerns and Firefly pretty soon!

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      you need to study Torrent.

      • CatHerder

        Doubt seriously I’d ever catch up at my age. You’ll know how it is.

        • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

          Honey if I can learn how anyone can!

    • HailtheRepublic
      • Frederick Weaver

        In Firefly’s defense, Adam “Jayne” Baldwin is a proud defender of the Second Amendment so the show’s cast isn’t all liberal gun grabbers.

  • tjcuzns

    OY VEY one more clueless bas…d that lives off the public dime. The same public that he showers with disdain. Disgusting,

  • Dick Beninya

    All the plastic surgery has warped his brain.

  • TEXANONLY

    All those steroids-hgh have went to this guys brain and his little balls want to tell me what I can own.

  • ceemack

    Who needs an “assault weapon”?

    1. Every three-gun match competitor.

    2. Every service-rifle match competitor, because it’s the only one that’s accurate enough to win.

    3. Every winner of the national high-power match for the past five years, and most winners over the last 20 years.

    4. Every Korean shop owner in Los Angeles.
    5. Every rancher on or near the Mexican border.

    6. Everybody who takes the Bill of Rights seriously.
    7. Every prop manager for a Sylvester Stallone movie (except for the poor sap who worked on “Oscar”).

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      8) Every security officer in every American school.

    • Rabid

      +1 For remembering the Korean shop owners!!

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    I gotta call the little woman and tell her about dis.
    YO, ADRIAN!!!

  • ozconservative

    Hey Sly that Ferrari 612 Scaglietti you own is a beautiful car. But you don’t need it to get from point A to point B. A ’96 Toyota Camry like mine will do the job just as well. Also you don’t need a Rolex to tell the time with. My $10 Walmart watch has kept perfect time for the last 8 years so you should just get one of those.

    Getting a little sick and tired of liberals telling us ordinary people what we need and don’t need.

  • TocksNedlog

    More like “One Too Many Blows To The Head”

  • ozconservative

    Actually, just thinking that you, my American friends should organize a “million gun-owner march” on Washington DC.

    And enjoy the sweet popping sound that a libtards head makes when it explodes (it sounds like a balloon popping because there’s nothing but air inside).

    • ceemack

      Hey, I’m down with that. Especially the popping sounds.

  • michael s

    Boycott bullet to the head

  • nc

    Hollywood has deliberately been loading up on the violence in films (“getting edgier”) over the last few decades to desensitize the culture.

    Not deliberate? Then why have they done it? Don’t tell me “that’s what sells.” Movies sold very well for decades before that without crossing the lines of decency.

  • $129448

    another Hollywood Loser

  • LochGates44

    Thought Stallone was smarter to say something like this in public. Guess all the steroids, and past drug use have fried his brain.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    Love the movies Stallone makes but going to have to take a pass on this one. What a dumb comment. Yo Adrian, read the second amendment to him! lol sorry i couldn’t help it.

  • Right Wired

    Remember, this is the same guy who thought “Stop, Or My Mom Will Shoot” was a worthy undertaking.

    Sly, all of your decision making privileges have been revoked.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Sorry Sly, but banning me will prove to be as impossible as me crying-Chuck Norris

  • NRPax

    Sylvester, I am willing to be fair about this. If you choose not to own a weapon, I will approve. In return, you have to approve of me owning one. You don’t even have to say anything at all. In fact, keeping your mouth shut on the issue would make this work even better.

  • Lin Jarvis

    Maybe I don’t need an assault weapon, Rambo, but I definitely need and want a prevent-assault weapon. And, in case you didn’t know, the Second Amendment isn’t about my need it is about my right.

  • Hiraghm

    “Who’s going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?”

    Ask the folks at Waco who was going to attack *their* house.

  • PoliticoJames

    the second amendment discusses state; the state is referred to as the people. Self-Defense. The military is not the bad guy. Worry about the unionized officer of the court, who is “just doing their job.” When you are just doing your job, you’re not responsible for your actions. Hint: Attack Dog

  • Gallatin

    slyvester I’ll ignore your movies as well.

  • Maxx

    I could count the number of films Sly has been in without a firearm and still have enough fingers left over to go bowling.

  • Maxx

    I could count the number of films Sly has been in without a firearm and still have enough fingers left over to go bowling.

  • MadPunter1963

    Would not expect anything different from such a war wimp. Remember that this is the guy that ran away from the Vietnam war but has made a fortune glorifying it.

  • MadPunter1963

    Would not expect anything different from such a war wimp. Remember that this is the guy that ran away from the Vietnam war but has made a fortune glorifying it.

  • dadavis65

    Ask Sly where he was during the 60’s… Yes he’s another draft dodger & he went to Switzerland…. Tough guy, I think not. Just in the movies…..

  • dadavis65

    Ask Sly where he was during the 60’s… Yes he’s another draft dodger & he went to Switzerland…. Tough guy, I think not. Just in the movies…..

  • Charles

    STALLONE, YOU pathetic hypocrite, you wouldn’t have two dimes to rub together if you didn’t “star in extremely super violent , murderous, vicious movies” depicting YOU and most of the cast using every type horrendous prototype weapon your artists and writers could imagine. YOU have killed hundreds of people in these movies and fought as well as mutilated thousands on screen. Now, you dare to say there should be new Gun control laws. ARE YOU NUTS?
    There are hundreds of gun laws, but, the authorities refuse to remove laws which leave severely Mental ill people on the streets. IF the Court had Committed this freak when his mother told them he was very violent, not taking his meds and could kill someone, beginning with HER, this would not be a news story! IF the shooter in Colorado Theater shootings had been in a mental facility , since it was known he was dangerous, he would not have killed those people either. EVERY incident committed which has killed numerous persons has been committed by MENTALLY ILL, VIOLENT PEOPLE. LOCK UP CRAZY PEOPLE STOP THE MURDERS!GUNS do not kill people, CRAZY PEOPLE use Guns as a tool to kill people!

  • RightThinking1

    As soon as one the Hollywood quislings condemns violence in the movies, I will begin to pay attention them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1092678878 Richard Marroquin

    The hypocrisy of Hollywood continues

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1092678878 Richard Marroquin

    The hypocrisy of Hollywood continues

  • Ken Alan Draper

    so, is he planning on giving all the money he made in ultraviolent gun movies to mass shooting victems? if not he should keep his hypocritical piehole shut.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    so, is he planning on giving all the money he made in ultraviolent gun movies to mass shooting victems? if not he should keep his hypocritical piehole shut.

  • $35072932

    Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Bullet to the Head’ Bombs
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-report-warm-bodies-417659

    UPDATED: The Stallone action pic debuts to a paltry $4.5 million, coming in No. 6 and helping to drive down Super Bowl weekend grosses
    while Sylvester Stallone’s new action pic Bullet to the Head turned in a grim $4.5 million.

  • Garth Haycock

    Who needs assault weapons? My question to you, Mr. Stallone is who needs freedom of speech?

  • Garth Haycock

    Who needs assault weapons? My question to you, Mr. Stallone is who needs freedom of speech?

  • michael s

    Are you going to kick Sylvester out of the Republican party now?

  • porgiefirefighter

    “Bullet to the Head”? As long as the bullet is not fired from an assault rifle, I could live with that.