Back Scratching to New Depths
“We spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, post-production here, so obviously we would want to facilitate that,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who wants to expand the film and TV tax credit.
He said movies and TV may use fake guns that wouldn’t be subject to the new law but the industry wants “certainty.” The revised law would allow them to use real weapons without real ammunition.
“There’s no reason not to make a change like that to give an industry comfort, especially when it’s an industry we want to do business in the state,” the governor said.
Erika Johnson says it nicely:
Wow. So not only is Hollywood all too happy to play the role of the happily exempted from a boatload of friendly tax incentives and subsidies from the states, all while its progressive elite’s favorite new pastime includes proselytizing on the merits of President Obama’s higher-tax, expanded-entitlement agenda — but New York is now giving them a free pass from the strict gun laws of the land so that they won’t have to encounter any pesky hindrances in their violent movie-making.
Mind you, I’m not outraged. In fact, I can’t wait for most of the gun companies to start telling Hollywood that they can’t buy their guns anymore, even if the free advertising was potentially good… and honestly, it wasn’t. Hollywood’s impression of what you do with guns has created the culture that’s scared of an AR platform. Maybe if Hollywood has to make their own guns, they’re bizarre fantasy land will make guns that look so scary that ARs will start to look normal, and we’ll get a new definition for “assault weapon.” It’ll be whatever looks like a Hollywood nightmare.
I’ve long crossed NY off my list of interesting places to live. Oh, wait, it was never on there in the first place. I hate to have to limit my potential jobs by adding in where people are so loony that I wouldn’t live there, but there you go. Maybe I’ll have a great future in welding.
I do, however, dread the day that there’s a mass shooting staged as a Hollywood production where someone opens up on the curious crowd with a real weapon. But watch it coming…
Updated: Thanks to Mr. G for the link!