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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…

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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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