Hollywood pushes endless myths that demonize guns and gun owners. Ultimately, the film industry endangers lives by misleading people about such an important issue. Here are just a few myths:
MYTH: Guns are more likely to do harm than good.
REALITY: Guns are used at least hundreds of thousands of times a year for self-defense, far more often than they do harm.
MYTH: Police want citizens to avoid guns.
REALITY: Police know that armed citizens deter criminals and reduce crime.
MYTH: Criminals often use machine guns to outgun cops
REALITY: Machine guns have been banned for decades, and there have been just two cases of machine guns being used for murder since the 1930s.
MYTH: Gun owners are often bigoted vigilantes who do more harm than good
REALITY: Gun owners, and neighborhood watch programs, have been shown to reduce crime rates.
MYTH: “Gun-free zones” successfully disarm criminals
REALITY: Criminals ignore gun-free zones while good people generally obey the law, turning them into sitting ducks. When good people carry, they’ve often been able to stop mass shootings.
Our first video on false claims about mass public shootings is available here