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What if Guns Were Replaced With a "Thumbs Up" in Hollywood Movies?

Yasha Wallin

In a new study researchers found that since 1985, gun violence has more than tripled in PG-13 movies. Thus, the researchers summarized, "The mere presence of guns in these films may increase the aggressive behavior of youth." Given these alarming findings, a new Tumblr site, that shows guns replaced by a "thumbs up" in well-known blockbuster movies, is a welcome relief. The site summarizes, “real tough guys don’t need guns, they just need a positive, can-do attitude.” Check out the images here.

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