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Madonna on gun choreography: 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people'

By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   June 25, 2013 at 8:34 PM   |   Comments

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June 25 (UPI) -- In the trailer for her new video, simply titled "Secret Project," Madonna shoots a dancer in the head, an image that is garnering controversy in the wake of violent shooting deaths at places like Sandy Hook Elementary.

Madonna worked on the video's imagery, which also features beatings and prison cells, with photographer Steven Klein. Based on the trailer, "Secret Project" echoes some of the gun use that received criticism during her MDNA tour last year.

When asked whether she would have considered removing some of that gunplay from her tour documentary, Madonna told ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas that guns were part of the story she wanted to tell.

"That would be like asking people to not have guns in action movies,” the 54-year-old performer said of her decision to keep guns in her tour.

“I mean the thing is, guns don’t kill people, people kill people," she added, quoting a popular phrase often used by pro-gun politicians.

When Vargas mentioned movies that put off release after the Newtown massager, Madonna replied, "well that’s not going to change the situation."

“This all comes from fear and ignorance, and people not really raising their children, or not paying attention to what’s going on," she said.

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