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Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx Don’t See Eye-to-Eye on Sandy Hook

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Some are openly speculating as to whether or not there will be a backlash to the release of the new film, “Django Unchained” as a result of the recent killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  One reason that some think there could be a public backlash is because one of the film’s stars, Samuel L. Jackson, feels that gun control is not necessary, in spite of what happened to those kids.

“I don’t think it’s about more gun control,” Jackson said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never s**t anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.”

Jackson seems to believe that with good parents teaching their kids not to go out and k**l people, it doesn’t matter if there are assault weapons available on on living room mantle.

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65 Responses to Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx Don’t See Eye-to-Eye on Sandy Hook

  1. DINBOMANI Reply

    December 31, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I HAVE THE SAME VIEWS AS SAM JACK…..I GREW UP IN THE ROUGHEST NEIGHBOR HOOD IN PHILLY….WITH CRAZY PEOPLE WHO HAD GUNS….AND NONE OF THEM s**t UP A SCHOOL….ITS WHITE FOLK THAT GOES BIZERK…LOOK AT THE BIG PICTUREa

  2. DINBOMANI Reply

    December 31, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I HAVE THE SAME VIEWS AS SAM JACK…..I GREW UP IN THE ROUGHEST NEIGHBOR HOOD IN PHILLY….WITH CRAZY PEOPLE WHO HAD GUNS….AND NONE OF THEM s**t UP A SCHOOL….ITS WHITE FOLK THAT GOES BIZERK…LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE

  3. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  4. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  5. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  6. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  7. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  8. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  9. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  10. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  11. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  12. Haile Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The problem is not guns, it is a culture problem. American European culture is a v*****t culture.So Americans are good at denying things, just as they deny the atrocities of slavery that have negatively affect the captives and the captured as a result of American chattle slavery,rape in America,male domination of females in America, racial predudice, the lies of American and world history etc.

  13. Harold Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 11:52 am

    We as black people need to separate the violence in our community from the issue of control. Gun control will not stop violence in the black community because those weapons are generally not legal anyhow.

    Historically it was blacks who were not allowed to own weapons. Whites would not sell a black person a gun so we should be last ones concerned about gun legislation.

    Obvious, the issue of assault weapons is of concern but it may be water under the bridge now because there are so many already out there.

  14. AG Reply

    December 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Couldn’t disagree more with Samuel L. While possessing firearms is one thing, possessing assault weapons is a totally different thing. They’re called assault weapons for a reason; their purpose is to assault, normally human beings. I simply can’t fathom the reason to have these types of arms available for common consumption. Just because the Constitution gives us the right to bear arms doesn’t mean we have to do it. What purpose does it serve, besides creating large profits for gun manufacturers. Just look at the correlation between those who own firearms and the resultant violence on themselves or loved ones. That pretty much says it all. Change the gun laws now.

  15. wanda Reply

    December 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I’m 1000% in agreement with Samuel Jackson. If parent aren’t doing their jobs to fully nurture and instill a sense of reverence for life, then we shouldn’t be surprised that more incidents like the Newtown shooting begin to happen. Really, all we need to do is to look at the shootings that occur in Chicago, Illinois on a weekly basis to see what happens when there is no respect for life.

  16. LaVerne Hardin Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I do not agree or disagree with Jackson. People Aim guns then they k**l. The greater problem we face in this Country is mental illness. Caring for the People of America, not focus on gun makers. Assualt weapons should not be part of a household to protect the family. They should not be sold for household safety. Why would a protecter of a house want to k**l numerous people, guns are and were used to protect the home, the family, things have changed, but an assualt weapon for home protection should be a violation of the law. Open up facilities in hospitals, county, government owned and operated mental health facilities. People suffering from depression, anexity, and other social disorder are not being treated in a hospital atmosphere, they are given medication they don’t take at all or they take when they feel like it. We need more mental health facilities and more trained serious mental heatlh professionals to care for them. We have closed numerous mental health facilities private and public because they are not cost effective. One hospital – University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO, were most of the victims as well as the criminal sought help after the shooting closed their mental health floor because it was not cost effective. The shooter was being treated at this hospital who killed and wounded numerous people. My brother was a patient at the hospital when this happen, he suffers from mental illness, although functioning in society (lives with me in California) the hospital staff had no clue what to do with him after treating him for his physical condition. He stayed on the 6th floor which use to be the mental health ward for 60 days refused to leave and the staff, doctors, psyc nurses, did not know what to do with him. It is sad, that we can go all over the world to help people and cannot help our own right here in the United States of America. When the mentally ill k**l numerous people then we say lets focus on mentally ill. Guns are bad, but without people the guns would be useless. We need very strict gun control, but it was not the cause in fact of the killings.

  17. LaVerne Hardin Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I do not agree or disagree with Jackson. People Aim guns then they k**l. The greater problem we face in this Country is mental illness. Caring for the People of America, not focus on gun makers. Assualt weapons should not be part of a household to protect the family. They should not be sold for household safety. Why would a protecter of a house want to k**l numerous people, guns are and were used to protect the home, the family, things have changed, but an assualt weapon for home protection should be a violation of the law. Open up facilities in hospitals, county, government owned and operated mental health facilities. People suffering from depression, anexity, and other social disorder are not being treated in a hospital atmosphere, they are given medication they don’t take at all or they take when they feel like it. We need more mental health facilities and more trained serious mental heatlh professionals to care for them. We have closed numerous mental health facilities private and public because they are not cost effective. One hospital – University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO, were most of the victims as well as the criminal sought help after the shooting closed their mental health floor because it was not cost effective. The shooter was being treated at this hospital who killed and wounded numerous people. My brother was a patient at the hospital when this happen, he suffers from mental illness, although functioning in society (lives with me in California) the hospital staff had no clue what to do with him after treating him for his physical condition. He stayed on the 6th floor which use to be the mental health ward for 60 days refused to leave and the staff, doctors, psyc nurses, did not know what to do with him. It is sad, that we can go all over the world to help people and cannot help our own right here in the United States of America. When the mentally ill k**l numerous people then we say lets focus on mentally ill. Guns are bad, but without people the guns would be useless. We need very strict gun control, but it was not the cause in fact of the killings.

  18. CT Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    As Rosmarry points out , this is about assault weapons. There is little argument that if not for the NRA they would be banned. I agree with Samuuel about the value in teaching kids living skills, ethics, values , respect for your fellow man. These teachings have to be part of a schools curriculm. Its not about religion, but about spirituality, meaning that we are all God’s children, making no one better than anyone else, and if God is love, what else is it.

  19. CT Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    As Rosmarry points out , this is about assault weapons. There is little argument that if not for the NRA they would be banned. I agree with Samuuel about the value in teaching kids living skills, ethics, values , respect for your fellow man. These teachings have to be part of a schools curriculm. Its not about religion, but about spirituality, meaning that we are all God’s children, making no one better than anyone else, and if God is love, what else is it.

  20. rosemary davis Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I don’t think when Mr.Jackson was growing up his parents had assault weapons on the mantle which is what this whole thing is about I agree that it is humans who are committing these hideous crimes but at the same time it is the guns that they are using to do committ mass murders.These weapons should be banned period and at best so many lives are not lost at one time a life is a life wheather it is one or many maybe if such a tradgey like this affected him in a personal way he would reconsider his thinking

    • Wayne Hazzard Reply

      December 25, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Rosemary. You said it all. The South was not displaying Assault weapons that are used on humans for the sole purpose of murder. Period. I’m sick of how white folk cover themselves. We don’t know all there is about the parents at all! Why is that? If Adam was so mentally ill or whatever, how come 12 years in the classroom, no teacher caught it? He functioned and had jobs, and good grades. If he were black would we be having these psychological discussions?

  21. Onaje Asheber Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    This whole Nation is a war zone. Samuel L Jackson is right. We as Black People just need to get a hold of the well being of yourself and control our communities and stop teaching our people to stop hating each other. Also Black Men need stop shedding tears over White people. Also we need to stop protecting Whites around the world and focus on our people, nations and resources. Our People need to know when to pick a weapon up, and when use their mind and work things out. And sometimes just walk away. But everybody is going to need to know how to use a gun shortly, within a very few years. The Civil War of the 1860′s in going to look like child’s play as to what’s coming.

  22. Edward Smikle Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    People seem to mis the mark. America is a voilent society. We promote voilence in just about everything we do. If you watch football, there is voilemce, if you watch boxing there is voilence. Again I say, our main industry is building weaponry to sell to the rest of the world to k**l each other with. We used them against those that we do not like, and even those we claim we like if they do not do what we want them to do.
    We need to stop the bull c**p, and look at ourselves, and accept who we are and what we are. Stop spreading this nonsence that we are peace loving people. If we were peace loving then why do we k**l so many people?. If we were peace loving people we would not have a dime, because we would not be selling arms to the rest of the world so they can k**l each other.
    It seem the only time we care or pay attention to voilence is when it happen to us, as long as it is somebody else we could not care less.

  23. clockem Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    PEOPLE THAT MAKE EXCELLENT POINT OF VIEWS ARE PEOPLE THAT JUDGE THE
    CIRCUMSTANCE FROM MORE THAN ONE ANGLE,AND TAKE TIME OUT TO
    MEDITATE IN ORDER TO TURN OVER EVERY STONE TO FIND AN ANSWER
    THATS APPROPRIATE.AMERICA IS MESSED UP BECAUSE OUR LEADERS HAVE
    MADE DECISIONS THAT HAS BEEN SELFISH,ONESIDED,NOT WELL THOUGHT
    OUT FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE PEOPLE.FREESTYLE DECISIONS,POINT OF VIEWS ARE HISTORICALLY DESTRUCTIVE.WHEN PEOPLE LIKE JAMIE AND SAMUEL HAVE NOT FOUND A WAY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS IN THER PAST COMMUNITIES,I THINK IT IS HYPOCRITAL OF THEM TO MAKE A POINT OF
    VIEW CONSIDERING THE PROBLEMS IN THE BLAC RACE,AND THEIR
    INFLUENCE THAT CAN HAVE A NEGATIVE,OR POSITIVE IMPACT UPON THE
    BLACK COMMUNITY IF USED ON A PARTICULAR FORMAT.

  24. Dwight Taylor Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    As long as I continue to breath our precious air, I will never understand humans. Does anyone truly believe legislation and stricter gun laws will stop the killings in our schools? I am 100% onboard to arm the teachers, supporting staff, principals and/or any other staff member who wants to; and qualifies to handle a firearm. It’s a controversial fact people k**l people. Guns don’t k**l people. Where the attention should be directed at is the availability of graphically b****y videos and the degrading and disrespectful music that is totally dominating the thought process of our young people. Guns have been around for centuries. In the history of America, does anyone recall methodical shootings in our schools? There is a direct relationship between the b****y videos and the brainwashing lyrics that is influencing the impressionables minds of our young people. FOLKS, YOU ARE BARKING UP THE WRONG VOLCANO THAT IS SIZZLING TO ERUPT!

  25. L.A. Davis Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I’ve been exposed to firearms all my life. My Uncle and Grandfather taught me how to shoot beginning with .177 pellet pistols and moving on to 30.06 rifles and .45 caliber pistols. I continued to learn about firearms while at Morgan State Uiversity taking Archery & Riflery and in the ROTC program, and then serving 13 years in the US Army. In all that time i never once had to intent to maliciously use a firearm outside training, a mission, or other than in the commission of official duties. Both of my daughters have the basic knowledge of firearms as does my wife. I am a certified NRA Basic Rifle Instructor and a NRA member. This issue is one of basic common sense, learned and observed behavior, and valuing life, human and otherwise. Samuel Jackson is 100% correct. Look at the object lesson of the g******e of Rwanda: 600k people masscred in less than 7 months and the majority so murdered at the end of a machete or parang! At the end of the day the issue is not firearm or weapon, but the attitude of the people who would use it.

  26. Azeem Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I agree with Sam Jackson. I grew up and never once wanted to shoot or k**l anyone. Even if the thought was there my parents taught me to deal with my anger in other ways other than k**l someone or innocent persons not involved.

    It is all about parenting.

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