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Hollywood celebrities roll out their hatred for the Second Amendment every time there’s a gun tragedy, with calls for restrictions on weapons and ammunition, and even outright bans.

It happened again after Stephen Paddock, 64, reserved a room at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, assembled dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds, and sprayed bullets into an outdoor concert venue, killing 58.

But the film industry is being called out for “homicide hypocrisy” after a study revealed that the popular movies showing at the time of the Las Vegas attack featured 589 incidents of violence, including 212 incidents of gun violence, 108 of them with automatic weapons. The body count was 192.

The study by the Media Research Center reviewed the movies “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “American Assassin,” “It” and “Mother.”

“These were four of the five most popular movies in America when mass murderer Stephen Paddock modified his firearm into an automatic weapon and mowed down [58] innocent people from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel. Making tens of millions off movies that constantly depict gun violence, and then calling for gun control, is homicide hypocrisy,” said Brent Bozell, the founder of Media Research Center, or MRC.

“Holllywood’s hypocrisy about Harvey Weinstein is only outdone by its hypocrisy about gun control,” said Bozell, a frequent commentator on Fox News. “You just knew the Hollywood celebrity crowd would jump all over that issue in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.”

Bozell’s MRC regularly criticizes the entertainment industry for what it perceives as liberal bias.

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On MRC’s Newsbusters site, writer Matt Philbin said people “were understandably horrified that [Paddock] was able to fire what amounted to machine guns into a crowd. Yet similar weapons were being fired in movie theaters around the country.”

He cited the movies reviewed, noting “The Lego Movie” was exempted because it is animated.

“To underscore that point, the ‘Kingsman’ trailer was so filled with violence it is difficult to tally. This 1 minute 56 second clip shows four scenes of characters deploying several different automatic weapons, as well as pistols, a lasso and rockets,” he explained.

He wrote that the violent movies illustrate the “entertainment media’s scapegoating tactic: complain about lax gun laws, demonize the National Rifle Association and never accept the possibility that Hollywood’s glamorization of guns and violence has anything to do with the latest mass-shooting.”

In “Kingsman,” Philbin wrote, “the drug lord villain is played by none other than part-time gun control activist and full-time hypocrite Julianne Moore.”

“Besides its 118 incidents of gun violence (70 of them with automatic weapons), there are 164 acts of other types violence in ‘Golden Circle.’ There are body slams, punches, explosions, ripping off limbs, ripping out vocal cords, putting people in meat grinders, cannibalism, lasso violence, slicing people in half and eyes randomly exploding from people’s heads. The product is a grisly body count of 92.”

“Assassin” kills off 37 and “Mother” kills 56, including “a crowd disemboweling and eating a baby.”

The body count in “It” is lower, but the movie features “a penetrating captive bolt pistol, a slaughterhouse tool used to horrifying effect.”

“This isn’t the first time a real bloodbath has been mirrored by what’s on the silver screen. In 2013, MRC Culture study showed the five top grossing movies at the time of the Sandy Hook school shooting, generating another staggering amount of violence,” Philbin reported.

The study notes that Michael Rosenblum, writing for the Huffington Post, pointedly asked, “[A]re you really surprised when Stephen Paddock decides to do sort of the same thing on his own in Las Vegas? Where do you think he got the idea from?”

“Rosenblum continued: ‘Spending five hours or more a day, every day, day after day, year after year watching thousands of people getting killed on TV, in the movies and on video games has an impact … it inures us to gun violence. It makes it seem almost normal behavior. It instructs us.'”

Would you be prepared to defend yourself and other innocents in a surprise attack? Find out what one courageous churchgoer did to protect others in the film “Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense”

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