Media Bias, Television

CBS’s Magnum PI Shows Criminals Using Machine Guns in holding hostages at a Federal government building

24 Dec , 2020   Video

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people. Unlike the original Magnum PI show from the 1980s, the new reboot fo the series again shows criminals using machine guns for the second episode of just the first three of the season. Magnum PI (E3 S3 Dec 12 2020) has criminals using machine guns in holding hostages at a government building.

Criminals generally use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses of handguns, rifles, and shotguns. The survey did not even mention fully automatic weapons. Since 1934, there are only two known uses ever of a machine gun being used in a murder. And even before 1934, they were very rare.

Here is a video on Hollywood’s bias against guns.

So far this season we have these shows with criminals using machine guns:

CBS Magnum PI (Season 3): E2 Dec 11 2020

CBS The FBI (Season 3): E1 Nov 17 2020

In last years’ season (2019-2020), we haven’t been keeping close track, but other recent examples include:

CBS’ SWAT (Season 3): E11 January 15, 2020; E21 May 20, 2020 

In last years’ season (2019-2020), we haven’t been keeping close track, but other recent examples include: 

CBS’ SWAT (Season 3): E11 January 15, 2020; E21 May 20, 2020

CBS’ FBI (Season 2): E12 January 14, 2020; Episode 18, March 24, 2020

Fox’s Deputy (Season 1): E1 January 2, 2020 

FBI: Most Wanted (Season 1): Episode 4, January 28, 2020; Episode 6, February 18, 2020, Episode 9, March 24, 2020 

Chicago PD (Season 7): Episode 10 January 8, 2020; Episode 16, March 4, 2020; Season 7, Episode 17, March 18, 2020; Episode 20, April 15 2020

Hawaii Five-O, Season 10, Episode 18, February 28, 2020; Episode 20, March 13, 2020; Episode 21, March 27, 2020

Magnum PI, Season 2, Episode 18, May 1, 2020

Blue Bloods, Season 10, Episode 19, May 1, 2020

The Blacklist, Season 7, Episode 18, May 8, 2020

Here is a list of shows from the 2018-19 television season that showed criminals using machine guns.

The Rookie (Season1): E2, E4, E9, E17, E20 

Magnum PI (Season 1): E1, E15 

Chicago P.D. (Season 6): E14 

Other examples of television media bias on this particular point can be found here.

CBS’ FBI (Season 2): E12 January 14, 2020; Episode 18, March 24, 2020 

Fox’s Deputy (Season 1): E1 January 2, 2020 FBI: Most Wanted (Season 1): Episode 4, January 28, 2020; Episode 6, February 18, 2020, Episode 9, March 24, 2020 

Chicago PD (Season 7): Episode 10 January 8, 2020; Episode 16, March 4, 2020; Episode 17, March 18, 2020; Episode 20, April 15 2020 

Hawaii Five-O, Season 10, Episode 18, February 28, 2020; Episode 20, March 13, 2020; Episode 21, March 27, 2020 

Magnum PI, Season 2, Episode 18, May 1, 2020 

Blue Bloods, Season 10, Episode 19, May 1, 2020 

The Blacklist, Season 7, Episode 18, May 8, 2020 

Here is a partial list of shows from the 2018-19 television season that showed criminals using machine guns. 

The Rookie (Season1): E2, E4, E9, E17, E20 

Magnum PI (Season 1): E1, E15 

Chicago P.D. (Season 6): E14 

Other examples of television media bias on this particular point can be found here.

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