NRA celebrates the gun wisdom in The Terminator and The Road Warrior

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Last December, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre decided to blame Hollywood's "blood-soaked" gun "pornography" for gun violence. But now, the NRA has posted a list of great gun movies, and what they taught us. What important lesson about guns did we learn from The Terminator and Zombieland?

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In the National Rifle Association's American Rifleman magazine, there's a list of the "Coolest Gun Movies." Including what you can or did learn from each of them. The Terminator is praised for introducing people to some cutting-edge firearms, and the article adds: "This movie made shooters realize the importance of firepower, and that preparedness might be needed in the future." About Zombieland, the article adds: "Sure, the idea of a zombie apocalypse is pretty far-fetched, but it has introduced a new group of people to preparedness and firearms." The Matrix is praised for bullet-time and for the scene where Neo calls for "Guns. Lots of guns." Tremors also gets a shout-out for its sheer amount of firepower.

And then there's the list's praise for The Road Warrior: "This movie made some people realize that ammunition is a commodity, and would be useful if the world ever does hit the fan." [via NBC News]

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ComradeDread

That would be the same Terminator in which mankind's insatiable thirst for better and more advanced weaponry results in the systematic destruction of 6 billion people and our near extinction as a species?

Or the Terminator that showed a brutal mass shooting of a police station?

Or the Terminator in which all of our best and coolest guns do nothing to stop a rampaging bad guy out to kill Sarah Connor?