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Television Shows Continued Obsession With Criminals Using Machine Guns, Linking AR-15s to the guns used by the military

1 Apr , 2020   Video

TV shows continually illustrate criminals using machine guns. In this story that spans an episode of two separate CBS shows on the FBI, white supremacists kidnap a school bus full of young children using AR-15s (FBI S2 E18 and FBI Most Wanted S1 E9 March 24 2020). The show explicitly states that these are the types of guns used by the military.…

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Television shows continued obsession with criminals outgunning police with machine guns: Chicago PD and Hawaii Five-O from March 2020

21 Mar , 2020   Video

TV shows continually illustrate criminals using machine guns, with police officers in these episodes completely outgunned by multiple criminals with machine guns (Chicago PD S7 E16, March 4, 2020; Hawaii Five-O, Season 10, Episode 20, March 13, 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 Misleading Viewers: CBS’s “ Hawaii Five-O” Shows Criminals With Machine Guns, Outgunning Police

1 Mar , 2020   Video

TV shows continually illustrate criminals using machine guns, with police officers in this episode completely outgunned by multiple criminals with machine guns (Hawaii Five-O, Season 10, Episode 18, February 28, 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: Yet again, NBC’s “Chicago PD” continued obsession with machine guns, criminals outgunning police

29 Feb , 2020   Video

This TV show on NBC is hardly unique in illustrating criminals using machine guns, though they are a more over the top in referring to the guns that the criminals have as machine guns and military weapons (Chicago PD, S7, E10 January 8, 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: 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” 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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TV Show showing someone very upset about having gun in the home, exaggerating risk of gun in the home

22 Feb , 2020   Video

This new show on CBS starts with lots of politically correct themes. In the second episode, the new female police chief’s daughter is distraught over the fact that her mom has a gun in the home. Even though the gun is locked up, Over the last five years that data is available from the Centers for Disease Control (2013 to 2017), the average yearly number of accidental gun deaths involving children under age 10 was 42.…

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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: 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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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: “FBI: Most Wanted” showing mass public shooting at gun range

15 Feb , 2020   Video

How many mass public shootings have there been at gun ranges? Zero. In fact, 94% all the mass public shootings take place at places where guns are banned. But the television show isn’t interested in realism, but want to push back against the narrative that armed people can stop these types of attacks.…

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