Last week, the Biden government promised gun control groups that it will soon be pushing en masse for limits on the purchase of firearms and other measures. President Biden echoed that promise on Sunday. And the television networks are not waiting to lay the foundation for this effort.
CBS is in a full court press for gun control during its entertainment TV shows in the evening. The bad guys are always white supremacists who use machine guns – so-called AR-15s – to carry out mass public shootings. Criminals in Mexico are believed to receive machine guns from the United States. A father's desire to protect his family only leads to tragedy when his daughter goes into the gun vault and uses the weapon in a mass public shooting. And weapons in the house are a danger to children. Gun registration is necessary for solving crime
NBC should not be missing, show a woman who tried but failed to use a gun to protect himself. Instead, her gun was taken and used to kill a police officer. The lesson is that having a weapon will only cause you grief.
And that's only in the first six weeks of the year. Each show gives an inaccurate impression of firearms, helping in this pursuit of gun restrictions. It's as if these shows were written by Michael Bloomberg's gun control organizationsIndeed, the networks work with these groups. A member of Moms Demand Action recently wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post with the headline: "Guns are the deadliest weapon of white supremacy. We must disarm hatred." So it's not surprising that show after show depicts neo-Nazis using machine guns to carry out mass public shootings. CBS & # 39; s "SWATFBI: Most WantedFBI, "And" Taurus they all push this theme. They often explicitly refer to these weapons as AR-15's. Others, such as "Magnum PI and "NCIS LA, ”Constantly depict criminals using machine guns.
In real life machine guns are not used in mass public shootings – and in only two murders since the 1930s. AR-15 & # 39; s are not machine guns. They are semi-automatic rifles that fire the same bullets with the same power and speed as any small-bore, semi-automatic shotgun.
It's also rare for white supremacists to commit mass public shootings – and in 72% of these killers, the gunmen, have no clear political viewsBy far the second largest group are Islamic extremists, at 10%. People identified as "right wingers" make up only 3%, and another 3% are Conservative or Republican. The same numbers are liberal, democrat, left or black militant. While 58% of the mass public shooters are white (excluding Middle Eastern), which is less than their share of the population (64.4%).
Magnum PI ”has an episode where a 12-year-old steals his father's gun from a nightstand and accidentally shoots his 10-year-old brother. The message is that parents should be afraid of having guns at home. But in 2019 there were 37 fatalities involving firearms among children under 11 years of age in the entire countryMost of those deaths involve shots fired by adult men, usually in their mid to late twenties, who also have criminal records and are very likely to be drug addicts or alcoholics. With 43.8 million children under the age of 11, the chances of a young child getting a gun and accidentally shooting another child is unbelievably small.
CBS & # 39; Coyote, starring Michael Chiklis, features multiple misleading claims in almost every episode. Chiklis & # 39; character claims that the United States is the source of Mexico & # 39; s machine guns, but only 17.6% of all criminal firearms collected by the Mexican authorities can be traced back to America. Hollywood screenwriters may not realize it, but you can't just walk into gun shops in the US and buy machine guns.
CBS & # 39; s "FBI" portrays a Mexican family living in the United States. The woman and daughter are murdered in a mass public shooting committed by a white supremacist. The grieving husband / father shares a conversation with his wife about her concerns that the U.S., overrun with guns, is more violent than Mexico. In fact, the homicide rate is in Mexico six times higher than in that of the United States. Incidentally, while about half of American households own weapons, well below 1% of Mexican adults legally own a gun.
The lessons from these entertainment shows are clear. Don't use a weapon for protection, and better not even think about owning one. The biggest danger in America today is also white supremacists with machine guns. Gun control advocates know that Americans will no longer accept gun control if they are given accurate information. It's bad enough that news programs only provide one side of this debate. But if Americans just want to be entertained, they still can't escape gun ownership lies.
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