4 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Will Television Characters ever stop saying how much they dislike/hate guns?

A Shield agent, Melinda May (played by Ming-Na Wen), is asked by a villain whether she doesn’t have a gun because she also doesn’t like guns. May responds that she has never needed them in fighting bad guys.

Examples from television where the characters say that they “hate” guns include here, here, here, here, and here.…

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2 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: See how badly things go if you use guns to defend yourself?

The video here shows a very small part of a segment from Doctor Who, which shows how badly things go wrong when you use guns to try to neutralize deadly threats. Here is a paragraph from a review in IndieWire which briefly summarizes the whole segment (copyright restrictions prevented us from showing you more of this show):

“Ryan is also the means by which the show makes a very clear but rather unsubtle anti-gun declaration.

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27 May , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Yet another TV show where a character insists that they don’t like guns

TV shows frequently have characters insisting that they don’t like guns. At the beginning of the first episode on CBS’s Elementary in Season 7, one of the main characters makes a similar comment.

Joan Watson (played by Lucy Liu): “Just because I am an American doesn’t mean I like guns.”

(Elementary, S7 E1, May 23, 2019)

Other examples where television characters say that they don’t like guns can be seen here, here, and here.…

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26 May , 2019

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

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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11 May , 2019

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

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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23 Apr , 2019

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

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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21 Apr , 2019

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

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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7 Apr , 2019

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

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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4 Apr , 2019

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

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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25 Mar , 2019

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

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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