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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: The Rookie, the continued obsession w/ criminals using machine guns

1 Feb , 2020   Video

ABC’s The Rookie is hardly unique in constantly showing criminals using machine guns, but it is a little amazing that the criminals seem to be using nothing but. These clips are from this season (Season 2, E7 November 10, 2019), but we just recently became aware of this episode.

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 Criminals Often Using Machine Guns to out gun police

28 Jan , 2020   Video

Fox’s new show, The Deputy, is hardly unique in showing criminals using machine guns. But this show gets off to a bad start, with more than its share of machine guns being used.

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 showing Criminals Often Using Machine Guns And Outgunning Police

22 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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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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Television Show Bias Against Guns: CBS’s Blue Bloods claiming easy access to guns causes suicides

17 Jan , 2020  

CBS’s Blue Bloods pushes the notion that easy access to guns and street causes suicides. The claim that suicides with guns have a higher success rate than other methods of suicide is simply false. This is not the first television show where the causation between guns and suicide is pushed (e.g.,…

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Television Show Bias Against Guns: CBS’s Bull has child fatally shooting brother

24 Nov , 2019   Video

CBS’s Bull continues its consistent bias against gun ownership (previous shows during Season 3 include this episode). In Season 4, episode 8, the episode fits gun control advocates claims about the dangers of guns in the home, particularly their assertions about the risks of children getting a hold of guns. We think that the focus here is to greatly exaggerate the risks of having guns in the home.…

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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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Media Bias on Guns: CBS’ Elementary on not liking guns, how the mere presence of guns lead to violence, to the benefits of gun buybacks

20 Aug , 2019   Video

This segment of Elementary has all sorts of biases against guns: on not liking guns, how the mere presence of guns lead to violence, to the benefits of gun buybacks.

Evil Tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach: I think that you should put that down. You don’t believe in guns and so we both …
Sherlock Holmes: You shoveled some money to the gun buyback program in Watson’s name.

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Media Bias on Guns: Vermont’s weak gun control laws risked a mass public shooting

3 Aug , 2019   Video

CBS’ Elementary has yet another episode pushing gun control. In this episode, a New York City man who was planning to attack a speaking event got a gun from Vermont. He picked Vermont because of its supposedly weak gun control laws (the episode is about a year behind the times). Why he had to do that isn’t apparent.…

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Media Bias on Guns: Gun left for Mother’s protection used in Shooting at School

4 Jul , 2019   Video

This episode of Chicago PD tries to show the risks of a woman having a gun at home for her protection. In this case, the woman’s son takes the gun to school. As the pictures from the boy’s notebook indicate, he had planned to engage in a mass public shooting. But there is no balance, as the show never seems to show anyone successfully using a gun for self-defense.…

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