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

22 Mar , 2019   Video

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

17 Mar , 2019   Video

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

12 Mar , 2019   Video

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

26 Feb , 2019   Video

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

21 Feb , 2019   Video

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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Television Show Bias on gun control: The Rookie pushes gun buybacks, registration of guns, and shows an accidental gunshot killing a woman

28 Jan , 2019   Video

In a series of scenes that could have been written by Michael Bloomberg, The Rookie tries making the case for gun buybacks and gun registration (S1, E11). The officers in this scene tell people that turning in their guns to police during the buyback will make the city safer. A woman is shown bringing in her father’s weapons, one of which is a Claymore mine.…

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CBS’ Bull claiming that buying a handgun in New York City is the “easiest thing in the world”

2 Oct , 2018   Video

CBS’ Bull (Season 3, episode 2) is about a woman who murdered a man who killed her child. According to the show, the woman who fatally shot this man found it the “easiest thing in the world” to legally buy a handgun in New York City.

First, one has to get a NYC handgun license, which is not only expensive (about $440); forms, reference letters, and a visit and interview by the NYPD; and it can take up to eight months to get the license.…

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Media Bias on Guns: CBS’ Elementary claiming that gun buybacks always reduce gun deaths

28 Aug , 2018   Video

“Sherlock Holmes” on CBS Elementary explains that gun buyback programs “reduce the number of firearm fatalities everywhere they have been attempted.” In fact, the opposite is true.

Here is a quote from the National Academies of Sciences report “Firearms and Violence” (pp. 95-6, emphasis added): “The theory on which gun buy-back programs is based is flawed in three respects.…

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Media Bias on Guns: ABC’s “The Bold Type” uses all the typical gun control rhetoric and tries to let young women know they will alienate their friends

16 Aug , 2018   Video


ABC’s “The Bold Type” is about young women working at fictitious Scarlet magazine in New York City (think Cosmopolitan). Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy) risks alienating her friends by owning a gun. When roommate Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens) finds out, she confronts Sutton and acts like she’s some unthinking conservative who doesn’t care about people’s safety.…

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Media Bias on Guns: ABC’s Quantico: Obligatory “I hate guns”

8 Aug , 2018   Video

A lot of TV characters these days are saying how much they hate guns. It is hard to think of any other item that they so regularly deride.

We previously pointed to ABC’s The Crossing, when the Sheriff’s son says, “I don’t like guns.” The main character on NBC’s Reverie said simply, “I hate guns.” The phrase was again used here in ABC’s Quantico (Season 1, episode 4).…

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