Media Bias

NBC’s Chicago PD exaggerates the danger to law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders

20 Mar , 2021   Video

People may remember the Philando Castile case out of Minnesota in 2016. It is the only case that I know of where a police officer, Jeronimo Yanez with the St. Anthony police department, fatally shot a concealed handgun permit holder, Castile, who was black. The media acknowledged that This episode of Chicago PD mimics the events in that case, but it makes some critical changes in the story (Season 8, Episode 8, March 10, 2021).

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: CBS’ “FBI” shows carrying concealed handguns didn’t protect those carrying

24 Feb , 2020   Video

CBS’ “FBI” shows has a case where truck drivers with concealed handguns are murdered by someone stealing their truck. The Crime Prevention Research Center has collected hundreds of cases where people have used permitted handguns to protect themselves, and while the outcome that CBS shows is possible, this outcome virtually never happens.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting facts: NBC’s Chicago PD makes civilian with a gun look like a danger to himself and police

17 Feb , 2020   Video

This episode from Chicago PD has a man carrying a concealed handgun which he uses to stop his car from being carjacked. His child and wife were in the car when the attempted carjacking occurred. But, despite the man’s wife clearly warning her husband that a police officer had arrived on the scene, the civilian points his gun at the officer.…

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An Example from CBS of Media Bias regarding Concealed Handgun Permits

14 Jan , 2018   Video

Here is a very short clip of Hawaii Five-O trying to provide an example of a concealed handgun permit holder representing a danger to others.  Other parts of the program show the permit holder as a real jerk and eventually stealing a gun from a police officer and shooting someone.

Despite the impression this show provides, some information on how extremely law-abiding permit holders are is available here and here.…

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