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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: NBC’s “Chicago PD” continued obsession with machine guns, criminals outgunning police

23 Feb , 2020   Video

This TV show on NBC is hardly unique in showing criminals using machine guns. This segment clearly shows the police officers being outgunned by a criminal with a machine gun. This is from Chicago PD (Season 7, E13) January 22, 2020.

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: More media obsession with showing criminals using machine guns, the “FBI: Most Wanted”

20 Feb , 2020   Video

CBS, like all the other networks, are obsessed with showing criminals shooting machine guns. This example is from “FBI: Most Wanted” (Season 1, Episode 6, February 18, 2020). 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 Shows Misrepresenting Facts: CBS’ “FBI: Most Wanted” Saying AR-15s are a machine gun, Police concerned about safety

8 Feb , 2020   Video

This new TV show is hardly unique in showing criminals using machine guns, though it goes further than many in indicating that an AR-15 is a machine gun. The FBI agents here express concern about facing a machine gun.

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: The Rookie, the continued obsession w/ criminals using machine guns

1 Feb , 2020   Video

ABC’s The Rookie is hardly unique in constantly showing criminals using machine guns, but it is a little amazing that the criminals seem to be using nothing but. These clips are from this season (Season 2, E7 November 10, 2019), but we just recently became aware of this episode.

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: Fox’s The Deputy Showing Criminals Often Using Machine Guns to out gun police

28 Jan , 2020   Video

Fox’s new show, The Deputy, is hardly unique in showing criminals using machine guns. But this show gets off to a bad start, with more than its share of machine guns being used.

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: CBS’ FBI showing Criminals Often Using Machine Guns And Outgunning Police

22 Jan , 2020   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 Shows Misrepresenting Facts: CBS’s SWAT showing Criminals Often Using Machine Guns

19 Jan , 2020   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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Hollywood’s Bias Against Guns

5 Sep , 2019   Video

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.

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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. The survey did not even mention fully automatic weapons.…

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Television Show Bias on gun control: Chicago PD investigates a gun show selling untraceable machine guns

22 Mar , 2019   Video

Chicago PD goes to a gun show in neighboring Wisconsin to find someone who is making “Cop Killer Machine Guns.” The machine guns are said to be “untraceable” and made by an underground machine shop. The notion that criminals readily obtain guns at gun shows is simply false. Gun shows account for less than one percent of crime guns (in 2016, the rate was 0.8%).…

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