Hugh Jackman, actor and handsome man, posted a photo to his Facebook page and Twitter on February 10. In the photo. Mr. Jackman is holding up his left arm to show a “Not One More” bracelet from Everytown.org. He added a hashtag-“#notonemore,” and a link to Everytown.org. As of this article, there are 4,338 comments underneath the photo, and yours truly decided to scroll through them to see what folks thought of Mr. Jackman’s photo, the bracelet, and gun sense. There’s spammer Josh Brumfield, who just keeps posting to gun manufacturers. A woman who lost her 14-year old daughter to gun violence. Many people who agree with Joe the Plumber’s contention that the Second Amendment outweighs everything. And so much anger, both in support of gun sense, and against it.
Everytown.org is an organization familiar with gun violence. Members include Erica Hochsprung, whose mother Dawn, was the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary school, Lucy McBath, whose son was murdered with a gun in 2012, and Tom Sullivan, father of Alex, killed in the Aurora, Colorado move theater massacre. These people have suffered loss, they have cried and mourned, and they have come together to say not one more. They are brave beyond words, for they understand that by coming out in support of sane gun laws, they invite scorn, ridicule, and threats of violence and death.
The comment thread underneath Hugh Jackman’s photo is proof of the hatred lobbed towards people who dare stand up to gun nuts. Not sane, rational gun owners, gun nuts. People who really do believe the answer to gun violence is more guns and less laws, people who have no empathy. People like Henrique Vasconcelos, who wrote:
The second trumps all rights. It is the second that guarantees them all. You would destroy your civil right to self defense. Whats next destroy your first ammendment so you don’t have to hear any more cussing. (sic)
The second trumps all rights. Dead first graders, slaughtered moviegoers, families ripped apart by gun violence, all mean nothing. How can anyone really believe this?
Josh Brumfield weighed in by posting links to gun manufacturers and the NRA, then posed his thoughts on Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America:
Oh look who posted! ! Mommies demand gun control yaaaaay! Btw mommies, why do you block people who oppose your views? Do you hate the first amendment as well? Also, I’m gonna keep shopping at Kroger, which has had it’s numbers raise because of Mommies and Every Ghetto.
Moms Demand Action blocks people because the women that lead the organization (and anyone who supports them) receive death and rape threats on an hourly basis. Fans of conservatives on Twitter will hound MDA members, telling them they should be killed, raped (often with guns), their families are targeted, and their children are threatened. Every Ghetto refers to Everytown. Nice to know Josh is not only a gun nut, he’s a racist.
Moving on to Wayne Rutledge, who will be boycotting everything Hugh Jackman does, calls Jackman a monkey, and wants to club liberals:
2A. Sorry bub. I will be boycotting you and anything with you in it. You are an actor – paid to entertain. Your opinions unfortunately influence the sheep that give a crap what Hollywood thinks. I really wish you people would understand that you are all just dancing monkeys and the majority of your types are complete retards. Dance, monkey boy, dance. Keep your opinions to yourself. Save a baby seal – club a liberal.
Wayne’s comment begs the question: If Hugh Jackman is just an actor, what does that make Chuck Norris? Or Kirk Cameron? Or any of the other right-wing “entertainers” who appear on Fox and inundate the country with their nonsensical statements? Entertainers like Craig T. Nelson, who famously spoke about government assistance during an appearance with Glenn Beck, saying:
I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No.
Ernest Bryson brought George Soros into the mix:
American’s have the right to own firearms. Get over it, you shill for Soros and Bloomberg!
Forward Progressives has been accused of being “paid for” by George Soros by conservatives, which we find pretty silly. If we were getting paid by a billionaire, don’t you think we’d drive nicer cars? Or donate more money to charity? Everyone who isn’t a conservative is, at least once, labeled a shill for George Soros, so welcome to the family, Mr. Jackman.
Theodore Gundling’s comment is short and sour:
No longer a fan you libtard.
Finally, because they always go here, we have a Holocaust comparison. These are particularly repugnant, owing to the fact that nothing in this country will ever come close to the horrors of the Holocaust. No one is being rounded up and killed because of their faith, no one is disarming an entire segment of society. But the folks who believe all that is right around the corner never fail to pop up in conversations to post something awful, like Mike Jen King does:
So misguided, Go’s to show that everything is for sale in Hollywood. Your crowd might as well tattoo a number on your arm.
An actor posts a photo of himself wearing a bracelet, sold by Everytown.org. Everytown.org includes mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons who have lost someone they love to gun violence. But to gun nuts, Hugh Jackman’s photo is a sinister plot, funded by George Soros, to take away all the guns in the U.S., and anyone who doesn’t love guns is headed for a concentration camp. Or people who do love guns are headed for a FEMA camp. Sometimes, the paranoia gets confusing.
Kudos to Hugh Jackman, for having the courage to share his photo. He had to know what would happen; he’s a smart guy, and this is, after all, America, land of the ammosexual. Hopefully, Mr. Jackman was not inundated with death threats, or threats against his family. Of course, given that Mr. Jackman is part of the Illuminati, we all should have been expecting this. Let Justin Kyle share the truth:
ILLUMINATI PUPPET. subhuman scum bowing to your masters. GET OUT OF AMERICA!! NEVER COME BACK!!
George Soros shill, Illuminati puppet, libtard. Gee, I thought Hugh Jackman was just a talented actor who did a fabulous job in “Les Miserables.”