Some folks who are way too fascinated with guns have put together The Internet Movie Firearms Database
. It's like the IMDb, but for guns.
Wow. I simply have no idea what the fascination with guns is. It boggles my mind. And this obsession American society has with their "Constitutional RIght to bear arms" is equally mind boggling. The idea that guns makes you safer is one of the stupidest ideas around, and has been pretty much shot to hell by statistics.
On Done Deal, the week after the Tucson madness, a thread titled Glocks developed. It's an ardent discussion about guns in scripts. No, not debating Hollywood violence. It's about scripts that contain technical error related to the depiction of guns. It makes me sick every time I see the thread title.
(And Tim, I'm an American who has no idea why a great portion of my countrymen - of my relatives - can have such cognitive dissonance on the subject of gun control, or national healthcare or ...)
Although I enjoy sport shooting and support legitimate firearms ownership, I find that website to be a vast waste of internetia.
It's clearly for gun fetishists (as opposed to gun enthusiasts, and really, no different than dozens of other narrowly-focused dbase sites, wikia and what not.
I will say this: it could be a decent resource for research in writing a script or in production design, especially if you need historically accurate firearms in your film.
I know many Americans who feel the exact same way you do, just as I know many Americans who were embarrassed about Bush even during his first term, think national healthcare would be a good idea, and don't think giving homosexuals the right to marry would signal Armageddon. Unfortunately, they aren't the majority.
amyp3 - I get that you disagree but getting "sick every time" you see a title of a thread discussing an error in a screenplay? Not to get to personal but that sounds like an issue you might want to see a counselor about - it isn't normally to be that overly sensitive to a phrase. Sheez.
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