“Producer Tami Sagher, who worked on three seasons of Girls, put out a call on Instagram yesterday urging for all posters promoting Jason Bourne,” vanityfair.com reports, “the latest in the Bourne franchise, to be stripped of the image of a gun. She wrote: ‘Hey New Yorkers, what if we do some peeling & get rid of the guns in the Jason Bourne subway ads. So tired of guns.'”
I believe that would qualify as “criminal mischief” in New York State (commonly called vandalism). In fact, ripping the gun off the JB flick promo poster would be a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in county jail and “significant” fines. I wonder if there’s such a thing as “incitement to vandalism.”
Probably not. First Amendment and all that. And . . . it’s gone. The post’s been plunged down the memory hole. Anyway, someone called Lena Dunham “quickly hopped on board to show her support of the proposal.”
“Good idea @tulipbone! Let’s go!” Dunham wrote alongside Sagher’s photo of the torn-off gun. The ads, which show Bourne star, Matt Damon, pointing a gun toward passersby, are understandably ill-received during a summer where shootings continue to devastate the U.S.
And there you have it: the people who want to pass laws to disarm Americans (a.k.a., “prevent gun violence”) have no respect for the law. A if you didn’t know.