Yet another CBS show has criminals using machine guns

Dec 2, 2020 | Media Bias


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. CBS again shows criminals using machine guns. The FBI (E3 S1 Nov 17, 2020) has criminals using machine guns in a mass public shooting by neo-Nazis (and the show describes socialist types as right-wingers).

In real life, despite claims frequently made in the news media, none of the mass public shootings have involved machine guns.

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 was only one possible known use ever of a civilian using a machine gun in a murder. And even before 1934, they were very rare.

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.

Nikki Goeser

1 Comment

  1. Michael R Fallon

    The M 203 grenade launcher is a military grade weapon and is never legal to attach to an AR-15. It is attached to a military grade select fire M-16/M4, which is not legally sold to the public. Military issue. Hollywood though, wants you to think otherwise, with their propaganda. CBS SWAT is a left leaning propaganda show. What happen to entertainment? Pathetic.