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Media Bias on Guns: Gun left for Mother’s protection used in Shooting at School

4 Jul , 2019   Video

This episode of Chicago PD tries to show the risks of a woman having a gun at home for her protection. In this case, the woman’s son takes the gun to school. As the pictures from the boy’s notebook indicate, he had planned to engage in a mass public shooting. But there is no balance, as the show never seems to show anyone successfully using a gun for self-defense.…

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Media Bias on Guns: Hawaii 5-0 continues to push myth that licensed guns solve crime

26 May , 2019   Video

Television entertainment shows keep pushing a myth by gun control advocates that gun licensing and registration is an effective way to solve crime. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a criminal leaves a gun (or for this show a bullet casing) at a crime scene, they will be able to link the crime gun back to the criminal.…

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Television Show Bias against guns: ABC’s in The Fix every time the gun used in self-defense something goes wrong

11 May , 2019   Video

Each time Maya Travis (Robin Tunney), who plays the show’s lead, tries to use a gun in self-defense something goes wrong. Previously, in the first episode, she almost shot her boyfriend Riv (Marc Blucas) because she thought that he is an intruder. Now when she is being stalked by some unknown person, she starts carrying her gun, only to have it stolen after she leaves her car.…

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Television Shows misrepresenting facts about guns: Criminals are often using machine guns and outgunning police

23 Apr , 2019   Video

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police. Some hyperbole is to be expected on television, but the level of exaggeration has become pretty over-the-top. In real life, criminals use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses of handguns, rifles, and shotguns. …

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Television Show Bias against guns: CBS’s Ransom main character left the FBI because he hates guns

21 Apr , 2019   Video

During negotiations with a formidable sociopath who is targeting diabetics with tainted insulin, CBS’s Ransom Eric Beaumont, the shows main character played by Luke Roberts, explains to the killer why he stopped working for the FBI. Beaumont, the good guy, says that he left because he hated guns. The bad guy then says that he likes guns.…

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Television Show Bias against guns: CBS’s Bull has man purposefully shoot his wife and then claim it was an accident

7 Apr , 2019   Video

CBS’s Bull continues its consistent bias against gun ownership (previous shows during Season 3 are here and here). In Season 3, episode 18, the episode fits gun control advocates claims about the dangers of guns in the home, particularly their assertions about domestic violence. The show starts with a man shooting his wife in the back and then successfully persuades a jury that he thought she was an intruder and he only shot her by accident.…

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Television Show Bias against guns: The constant false claims that gun registration being used to solve crime

4 Apr , 2019   Video

Television entertainment shows keep pushing a myth by gun control advocates that a gun registry is an effective way to solve crime. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene, the registry will link the crime gun back to the criminal. This episode from Chicago PD makes that exact claim (Season 6, Episode 17, March 27, 2019).…

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Television Show Bias against the death penalty: CBS’s Ransom claims an innocent person was executed

31 Mar , 2019   Video

Are innocent people convicted of murder? Yes, though it is extremely rare. Have innocent people been executed? Not in modern times. But CBS’s Ransom continues the false claim innocent people are being executed in recent years in the US. Eric Beaumont (played by Luke Roberts), who had been an FBI agent a few years earlier, says that a couple of years after a man was executed for a brutal murder forensic evidence was discovered that showed he was innocent.…

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Television Show Bias against guns: In ABC’s The Fix the prosecutor almost shoots her boyfriend because she thinks that he is an intruder

25 Mar , 2019   Video

Maya Travis (Robin Tunney), who plays the show’s lead, almost shoots her boyfriend Riv (Marc Blucas) because she accidentally thinks that he is an intruder. The only use of a gun the show is one that endangers someone’s life.

For other examples of media bias against guns in other TV shows see here.…

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Television Show Bias against guns: On NBC’s Chicago Med Doctor’s gun gets stolen and it is used to shoot a young man

24 Mar , 2019   Video

In Episode 12 of Season 4, Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) asks Will (Nick Gehlfuss) to move back in with her. But she has a condition: he must get rid of his gun. His handgun has been a major, long-standing problem between them, and this time Will finally relents. But he changes his mind upon entering the police station, and turns around to put the gun in his car.…

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