Harvey Weinstein plans to take down the gun industry

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein plans to use Meryl Streep to take down the gun industry in America.

Weinstein said on Howard Stern’s radio show Wednesday that he is making a movie starring Streep that will anger the National Rifle Association and hurt gun manufacturers, Mediaite reports.

“We’re going to take this issue head on, and they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them,” Weinstein said without a hint of irony.

Weinstein declared that the upcoming anti-gun film will be “a big movie, like ‘Mr. Smith goes to Washington,'” that will hit gun manufacturers hard.

“It’s going to be like crash and burn,” he said.

The powerful former “Miramax” chief says he will also try directing a film about an anti-Nazi uprising during the Holocaust.

“It’s not a Holocaust story as much as it’s Jews with guns. It’s my whole philosophy,” said Weinstein, who already made a “Jews with guns” movie called “Inglorious Basterds.” “It’s the idea that when injustice is that great you can’t just march into the camps.”

Stern asked Weinstein if he owned a gun, to which he replied: “I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it, and I think the NRA is a disaster area.”

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