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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24 Mar , 2019

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

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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22 Mar , 2019

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

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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17 Mar , 2019

Television Show Bias against guns: Even a locked gun safe doesn’t stop a son from getting the father’s gun

On CBS’s FBI, a seventeen-year-old steals his father’s gun from a locked gun safe at home and attempts a mass public shooting. The message is parents should be afraid of guns in the home even if they are locked in a safe. Others would support banning guns in the home. Since this type of event is indeed possible, this wouldn’t obviously show​ bias by itself, but CBS’s FBI has no offsetting examples of civilian-owned guns being beneficial.…

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12 Mar , 2019

Television Show Bias on gun control: ABC’s The Rookie makes civilians using guns to protect themselves as dangerous and bigoted

This episode of the Rookie makes it look as if civilians who use guns to defend themselves and their families as dangerous and bigoted (S1, E11). This is not the first time this show has attacked private gun ownership (e.g., see here). For other examples of media bias against guns in other TV shows see here.…

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26 Feb , 2019

Television Show Bias on gun control: CBS’ SWAT on a Dangerous Gay Gun Rights Club

After two gays are injured in a hit-and-run car attack, CBS’ SWAT (Season 2, episode 16) shows another gay take a right-wing radio show host and his staff hostage because the radio show host has been very hostile to gays. The hostage taker threatens to kill the host and his hostages if there are “any acts of hate” directed against gays.…

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21 Feb , 2019

CBS’ Bull warning that “everyone and their uncle has a gun” in this country and that is what makes it so dangerous

CBS’ Bull (Season 3, episode 12) is about a man in witness protection who has been murdered. The government is being sued for not properly protecting the man, and their initial defense is that the murder had nothing to do with him being in witness protection. The wife of the murdered man is shown in the clip where she is complaining about the risk of being shot to death in the United States, as she says “everyone and their uncle has a gun” in this country and that is what makes it so dangerous.…

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