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Video: NRA Blames Hollywood for Newtown Massacre, Brags About Guns in Movies at NRA Museum

| by Michael Allen

At a press conference last month, the National Rifle Association's Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre responded to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, by blaming the massacre on violent Hollywood movies.

Pierre called Hollywood a "callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people."

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Ironically, just twenty miles away, the NRA National Firearms Museum was hosting an exhibit on guns used in popular Hollywood films such as Dirty Harry, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Die Hard (video below), reports MediaMatters.org.

During his dramatic Washington D.C. press conference, Pierre made no mention of the Hollywood gun exhibit by his own organization in nearby Fairfax, Virginia.

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The NRA National Firearms Museum created a video to promote the Hollywood exhibit, but for reasons unknown the video was pulled from the NRA's YouTube channel.

Fortunately, MediaMatters.org made a copy of the video (below) which features museum senior curator Phil Schreier explaining how the Hollywood gun exhibit "is all about phenomenal firearms borrowed from our friends in America's movie capital."