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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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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: Fox’s The Deputy Showing Hero “Deputy” protecting illegal aliens from ICE

6 Feb , 2020   Video

Fox’s new show, The Deputy, is hardly unique on the topic of illegal aliens, and this show has the Deputy who is protecting illegal aliens from ICE. The deputy is a hard as nails law enforcement officer, who comes from a long family of law enforcement officers. He is what a combination of the kick ass law enforcement officer that conservatives like, with all the liberal political views that liberals will love.…

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