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January 10th, 2013
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Actor Jay Thomas: 'I don't understand why some of the wealthiest actors still have to shoot guns in every movie'

Vice President Biden and his gun control task force are set to meet in Washington with gun owners, the NRA, and other groups that advocate for gun rights.

The task force is also meeting with representatives from the video game and entertainment industries, including former Senator Chuck Dodd, the chair of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Actor/comedian Jay Thomas and Rep. Joseph Crowley join Starting Point this morning to discuss violence in the entertainment industry and to weigh in on whether or not there is a connection between violence in real life and what plays out on screen.

"I don't understand why some of the wealthiest actors in Hollywood still have to shoot guns in every movie they do," Thomas says. "They're just absolutely afraid to try and do a movie and sell a story.They don't make any money selling my 18 and 22-year-old sons a story line. So they start shooting. They want them to feel as though they're watching a video game, and it's safe."

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