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Django Unchained: a surprise hit with America's pro-gun lobby

Quentin Tarantino's latest film is being seen as a vehicle for the pro-gun movement in the Us to rally African American support

It is on course to be its director's highest-grossing film and has been nominated for five Oscars. But one rightwing Us group sees an opportunity in Quentin Tarantino's anti-slavery polemic Django Unchained that the film-maker is unlikely to have imagined when he wrote it: promoting the importance of gun ownership rights to African American audiences.

Political Media, which recently raised eyebrows in the Us in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings with the launch of a controversial Gun Appreciation Day (complete with strident slogan: "Hands off my guns!") sees Tarantino's tale of a firearm-toting freed slave-turned bounty hunter as the perfect vehicle to convince black voters to support anti-gun control measures. The group's president Larry Ward told the Hollywood Reporter his latest campaign would be dubbed "What Would Django Do?

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