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Television entertainment shows' portrayal of gun ownership is inaccurate and biased
Fox News ^ | May 10, 2018 | John R Lott Jr

Posted on 05/10/2018 1:44:55 AM PDT by richardb72

The media’s pro-gun control bias doesn’t just distort news coverage. TV networks have used their primetime entertainment shows to portray gun rights advocates as dishonest, extremist and unconcerned about the loss of innocent lives. At the same time, advocates of gun control are portrayed as caring, upstanding and responsible citizens.

The gun control debate isn’t portrayed as having two sides. It’s a morality play of good versus evil.

NBC might be the worst network, but it’s a tight race. It seems to have given marching orders to its TV writers to churn out scripts demonizing law-abiding gun owners and lionizing those who want to slap strict new controls on gun ownership, even if that means disregarding the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

Recently the NBC show “Taken” (Season 2, Episode 11) tried to convey to viewers that gun-free zones work because the criminals won’t disobey the bans.

Santana (Jessica Camacho) asks Bryan Mills (Clive Standen), if he is “OK with this whole no-guns thing.” Mills replies that it is OK because the gun-free zone means that “bad guys won’t have them either.”

Do people really think that a group of paid, professional killers couldn’t find some way to get guns into a hospital, a school or some other place just because a sign is posted saying guns are not allowed? There’s no mention that over 98 percent of mass public shootings since 1950 have occurred in places where guns are banned. This is precisely because criminals prefer unarmed victims.

About a month ago the NBC show “Chicago Fire” (Season 6, Episode 15) had a scene where stored ammunition catches fire. Bullets fly everywhere, seriously wounding one of the firefighters. The firefighters think that a sniper is targeting them. It is hard to believe that anyone would want to have .....

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1 posted on 05/10/2018 1:44:56 AM PDT by richardb72
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"...gun control bias..."


I recall a gungrabber poster behind Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) in a Lethal Weapon movie. Absurd placement.

2 posted on 05/10/2018 1:54:24 AM PDT by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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This is how they get their agendas accepted into mainstream. They paint a picture of anyone who disagrees with them as extremist.


3 posted on 05/10/2018 2:06:35 AM PDT by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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To: richardb72

This gem of wisdom appeared in the comments section:

“An article by anti-science “More Guns, Less Crime” John Lott. I’m sure it’s unbiased and objective.

I regularly go out to dinner in Freeport, NY, a low income neighborhood where there is an MS-13 gang presence. Gun control laws are very strong, people do not carry guns, and the murder rate in Freeport is less than that of Tulsa and OKC where Yosemite Sams roam the streets.

Gun free zones are extremely safe. People go through gun free zones every day without being killed. NYC as close to a gun-free zone as possible and the murder rate is less than almost all cities in the south. Bronx NY has a lower murder rate than Tulsa and OKC.”

Gee, don’t we really enjoy being characterized as Yosemite Sam or Rambo or Dirty Harry and how that contributes to serious, thoughtful discussion about this topic, eh? You can really tell that these people are on Soros’ or Bloomberg’s payroll to write dreck like this.


4 posted on 05/10/2018 3:03:42 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: richardb72

Hitler and Stalin were ‘caring’ when they took their peoples guns away and then slaughtered millions.

Time to boycott all these leftistmedia betrayers


5 posted on 05/10/2018 3:04:09 AM PDT by elbook
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Watching old series like Hawaii 50 and Streets of SF, it is interesting to note the degree of anti gun crap one encounters in those shows, sometimes subtle sometimes not so.


6 posted on 05/10/2018 3:51:58 AM PDT by Mouton (The MSM is a clear and present danger to the republic.)
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They had great guns on TV in the 1950’s and 60’s.

Steve McQueen — “Mare’s Leg” sawed-off Winchester on “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Yancy Derringer — Derringer pistol in wrist holster (Mattel later adapted to being in belt buckle).

Wyatt Earp — “Buntline Special” long-barreled revolver.

Man From Uncle — Pistol that could be converted into a rifle.

Sgt. Saunders — Thompson submachine gun.


7 posted on 05/10/2018 3:55:34 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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The "7th Heaven" TV program sometimes went against the liberal grain by promoting things like abstinence for teenagers, telling the truth, accountability, politeness and staying off drugs. But just when you start enjoying the show, the minister tells a gun owner that a homeowner's gun is 43 times more likely to kill a family member than it is used to kill someone in self-defense.

This gun grabber meme came out in '86 but was not believed and has been debunked many times over. Just watching it being said on the show was like a jolt of idiocy. But Hollywood just can't resist.
8 posted on 05/10/2018 4:23:02 AM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: richardb72

Thanks for the reminder why I now EXCLUSIVELY watch British TV dramas and mysteries via Britbox, Acorn and now Netflix (which has learned to recommend British or London-based shows to me first). Still better than US shows, and the murder mysteries show there are many other ways to get rid of an enemy or relative!


9 posted on 05/10/2018 4:39:26 AM PDT by Moonmad27
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To: richardb72

The only episode of Chicago Fire I’ve ever seen was the insipid sniper with burning ammunition one. I was amazed that even TV writers could be so scientifically illiterate.

The comment about getting weapons into closed areas was also interesting.

Just this week, I was at a corporate event at a NFL stadium. It was a trade show with several hundred in attendance. Metal detectors were turned off and there was no ID required to get in.

Any sort of device could have been taken in and hidden somewhere for future use.

Signs and rules are meaningless for someone bent on doing harm. Vigilance and the ability to shoot back works much more frequently.


10 posted on 05/10/2018 5:18:28 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: Mouton

There was the opposite on an episode of Adam-12. Reid and Malloy were at a school when their tires got slashed. They found out a young boy who was troubled did it. They told him to put his knife away.

The next day, they heard he was seen carrying a handgun. They tracked him down and he had one. Just then, the boys father came on the scene. The boy said he took the gun from home because his parents were fighting and he was worried someone was going to get shot.

The father said that he had some work to do on his marriage and family. Malloy handed him his gun and sent him on his way.

No confiscation, no drama, no SWAT team, no condescending lectures


11 posted on 05/10/2018 5:25:51 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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NBC did a mass shooter episode on “Chicago Med” the other night. Filled with plenty of blood and guts and dead people.

S3 E1805/01/18, “This Is Now”
Chaos rips through Med when a mass shooting at a local park floods the ED with victims, and the staff must go into overdrive to control the mayhem, comfort the heartbroken and save as many lives as possible.


12 posted on 05/10/2018 5:41:49 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Blue Jays

Richard Donner is a notorious anti-gun and pro-abort leftie. Anti-gun posters and dialogue and numerous pro-abortion posters.


13 posted on 05/10/2018 5:49:20 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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This has actually been going on for decades and Disney is one of the worst offenders. In Disney, if the character has a firearm, you can be sure he is a bad guy.


14 posted on 05/10/2018 5:55:31 AM PDT by Little Ray (Freedom Before Security!)
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This nonsense has been going on since 1963, and got worse after 1968 when Bobby Kennedy was murdered. So many anti-gun, anti-hunting shows came out in the 1970s and 1980s it was hard to keep track.


15 posted on 05/10/2018 6:32:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: MUDDOG

“Steve McQueen — “Mare’s Leg” sawed-off Winchester on “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

There’s an interesting back story about that gun. It was an illegal SBR and some folks at the BATF noticed.

L


16 posted on 05/10/2018 6:32:56 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: OttawaFreeper

Tulsa and OKC were extremely dangerous places back when it was illegal to carry a gun, even in your glovebox, and fingerprinting was required to buy a handgun in these two towns. I lived there.

Then there is the gun control capitol of the USA, CHICAGO! Most dangerous place


17 posted on 05/10/2018 6:37:04 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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That does not surprise me (concerning Tulsa and OKC) as those two cities likely have those significant African and Hispanic American populaces and therefore the accompanying violent crime rates within those two ethnicities that would be in turn that good bit higher than that of the white or even the Native American people living there.


18 posted on 05/10/2018 6:51:24 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: Lurker

Interesting!

Man From UNCLE gun ran into a similar problem because the gun could supposedly fire full auto.

“This capability brought authorities to the set to investigate reports that the studio was illegally manufacturing machine guns. They threatened to confiscate the prop guns and it took a tour of the prop room to convince them that these were actually ‘dummy’ pistols incapable of firing live ammunition, and had to be convinced that it was not a real gun at all but just a prop.”

(Wikipedia “Man From UNCLE”)


19 posted on 05/10/2018 7:01:36 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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Yet another reason why network television is dying.

I honestly don’t think I’ve watched any of the big 3 networks at home in well over 15 years. And I know an increasing number of people who do not watch any network tv. Even the local news has become a wretched waste of time.


20 posted on 05/10/2018 7:18:49 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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