First, I’d like to express my deepest condolences to those who died or lost their loved ones in the Colorado theater shooting. Seconding Mr. Nolan, as a filmmaker, I am furious that Mr. Holmes might have forever ruined one of America’s favorite past time—going to the cinema and exploring our darkest and deepest fears in safety and pleasure. Mr. Holmes, you’re not the joker. You’re a terrorist just like those responsible for 9/11 who have curtailed our freedom in this country.
I can still remember the days when I met my family, friends and loved ones at the airport gates. It was one of my favorite things about this country when I could go all the way to the gate to see my loved ones off or receive them.
Now I may be looking forward to metal detectors and getting frisked at the movie theater, a place where I have spent so much of my life. Thinking deeper leads me to wonder what gun control, gay marriage and national heath care have in common?
We have none of these in America, a so-called first world country and the leader of the world. Take a peek at your neighbor Canada. We have all of these in Canada. Yes, Canada has gun control, gay marriage and national heath care.
Growing up in the British colony Hong Kong where guns were pretty much outlawed for citizens, I have been flabbergasted at why Americans have such loose control of guns. Ironically, in my experience as a filmmaker, it’s more difficult to obtain a realistic toy gun than a real gun in America. And every time there was a fake gun on set, everyone was scared.
Relax! It’s fake gun!
But it’s so easy for someone to bring a real gun into a theater or schoolyard and become a mass murderer.
Now all the politicians are scared of speaking up for gun control, just like they have been afraid of losing popularity for pushing for gay marriage and national heath care. Well, gun control, gay marriage and national heath care are good for the people. They have become our basic rights in Canada. I honestly don’t understand why we shouldn’t or can’t have all these in America as well.
If you’re as puzzled as I am, do something about it!