Arnold Schwarzenegger: School shooting cannot be linked to film violence
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: School shooting cannot be linked to film violence

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Jan 07, 2013 at 12:22 AM PST
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Former California governor and still action movie hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger believes that scenes of violence shown in movies is purely entertainment and should not be linked to last month's Connecticut School shootings that left 20 children and six adults dead.

Schwarzenegger is the star of movies such as, ‘Terminator,’ ‘Predator’ and ‘True Lies,’ all of which are filled with gun violence from beginning till end. However, speaking at a press conference before the opening of his new movie, “The Last Stand,” the actor insisted that one must keep real life gun violence and film violence separate.

"(This is) entertainment and the other thing is a tragedy beyond belief. It's really serious and it's the real deal," Schwarzenegger, 65, told reporters.

The star’s first film after the school tragedy is about more than just guns. In “The Last Stand," Schwarzenegger plays a retired LA policeman, who becomes a border town sheriff to fight against a violent drug lord trying to cross the border.

The movie, like the star’s previous projects, has many violent scenes and definitely falls into the category of films that National Rifle Association chief, Wayne LaPeirre, has blamed for causing real life gun violence. Schwarzenegger, however, insisted that it’s mental health guidance reforms and gun control laws that need to be reviewed, not Hollywood movies.

"We have to analyze how we deal with mental illness, how we deal with gun laws, how we deal with parenting," he said at the press conference.

"How can we do better with gun laws?" Schwarzenegger continued. "If there are any loopholes, if there's a problem, let's analyze it ... Are we really dealing with the mental problems the right way as a society?"

The actor said that parenting also plays a vital role in how a mentally fit a person is as he is growing up. Referring to the death of shooter Adam Lanza’s mother, Nancy, on the same tragic day, Schwarzenegger asked if mothers really need to collect guns and take their little children to shooting practice.

"Everything has to be analyzed; no stone unturned," he added. "I think that's what we owe to our people."

“The Last Stand” hits the theaters on January 18th, and the actor is due to appear in two additional movies later this year, although none are likely to win him an Oscar because they are expected to be a much lower budget than the aging actor’s previous films.

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Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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