Tv present bias towards weapons is unending. Apart from a couple of episodes on Paramount’s Yellowstone, you gained’t see an leisure tv present with a civilian efficiently utilizing a gun defensively. As an alternative, one thing all the time appears to go mistaken when weapons are used defensively (from being fatally shot by the felony with out stopping the crime to getting in the best way of police to regularly having the gun stolen and use in a criminal offense to it being utilized in an unintended taking pictures). In reality, after the Supreme Courtroom’s Bruen choice earlier this yr, tv exhibits appear to be displaying extra dangerous defensive gun makes use of than ever earlier than. This episode of ABC’s “The Rookie” isn’t any totally different (Season 5, Episode 10, January 3, 2023). This episode has an instance of a defensive gun use failing. In opposition to the adamant recommendation of a police officer, a legally armed civilian intervenes in a financial institution theft solely to get himself and a civilian shot. To maintain the clip underneath 30 seconds, one other a part of the episode was excluded that explains how the armed civilian’s intervention allowed the financial institution robbers to flee.
It’s considerably miserable that one of these misinformation was seen by 4.5 million viewers. In our assortment of 124 instances the place armed civilians have stopped energetic taking pictures assaults, there may be not one case that corresponds to the examples proven in these numerous TV exhibits the place a hid carry allow holder unintentionally shoots a bystander or the place they induced a bystander to be shot.
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Extra examples of a lot of these exhibits are obtainable right here.
Here’s a video on Hollywood’s bias towards weapons.
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