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Media Bias on Guns: Worried that character might be suicidal and only concern is if he has a gun

30 Jun , 2019   Video

When informed that a former police officer is suffering from PTSD and might be having trouble, Jon Michael Hill, who plays Detective Marcus Bell, asks: “Are any of his guns missing?” The former officer’s wife responds by saying: “He doesn’t have any, not any more.” The notion seems to be that once all the guns are removed there isn’t a problem.…

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Media Bias on Guns: Yet another television police character saying they don’t like guns

26 Jun , 2019   Video

On Netflix’s police drama Unit 42, a female police officer is reticent to go into after a criminal because she doesn’t want to take her gun with her.

Female officer: Aren’t we waiting for the tactical unit?

Male officer: I am surprised you don’t want to go in solo.

Female officer: I am not a huge fan of weapons.

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Media Bias on Guns: Yet another Television Character saying she doesn’t like guns

22 Jun , 2019   Video

The Shield has a segment where a young girl turns in her family’s gun without the knowledge of their knowledge. Regarding the gun, she tells the police officers: “I don’t like it.” The segment also plays on parents fears because this young girl was able to get a hold of the family gun and carry it around outside their home.…

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Media Bias on Guns: Will Television Characters ever stop saying how much they dislike/hate guns?

4 Jun , 2019   Video

A Shield agent, Melinda May (played by Ming-Na Wen), is asked by a villain whether she doesn’t have a gun because she also doesn’t like guns. May responds that she has never needed them in fighting bad guys.

Examples from television where the characters say that they “hate” guns include here, here, here, here, and here.…

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Media Bias on Guns: See how badly things go if you use guns to defend yourself?

2 Jun , 2019   Video

The video here shows a very small part of a segment from Doctor Who, which shows how badly things go wrong when you use guns to try to neutralize deadly threats. Here is a paragraph from a review in IndieWire which briefly summarizes the whole segment (copyright restrictions prevented us from showing you more of this show):

“Ryan is also the means by which the show makes a very clear but rather unsubtle anti-gun declaration.

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Media Bias on Guns: Yet another TV show where a character insists that they don’t like guns

27 May , 2019   Video

TV shows frequently have characters insisting that they don’t like guns. At the beginning of the first episode on CBS’s Elementary in Season 7, one of the main characters makes a similar comment.

Joan Watson (played by Lucy Liu): “Just because I am an American doesn’t mean I like guns.”

(Elementary, S7 E1, May 23, 2019)

Other examples where television characters say that they don’t like guns can be seen here, here, and here.…

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Media Bias on Guns: Hawaii 5-0 continues to push myth that licensed guns solve crime

26 May , 2019   Video

Television entertainment shows keep pushing a myth by gun control advocates that gun licensing and registration is an effective way to solve crime. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a criminal leaves a gun (or for this show a bullet casing) at a crime scene, they will be able to link the crime gun back to the criminal.…

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Television Show Bias against guns: ABC’s in The Fix every time the gun used in self-defense something goes wrong

11 May , 2019   Video

Each time Maya Travis (Robin Tunney), who plays the show’s lead, tries to use a gun in self-defense something goes wrong. Previously, in the first episode, she almost shot her boyfriend Riv (Marc Blucas) because she thought that he is an intruder. Now when she is being stalked by some unknown person, she starts carrying her gun, only to have it stolen after she leaves her car.…

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Television Shows misrepresenting facts about guns: Criminals are often using machine guns and outgunning police

23 Apr , 2019   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. The…

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Television Show Bias against guns: CBS’s Ransom main character left the FBI because he hates guns

21 Apr , 2019   Video

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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