How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

By: John R. Lott, Jr. All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda. Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes. Not liking guns has been portrayed as cool for a long time. It is an old theme that dates back to the original 1980s MacGyver series, in which the titular character avoids using guns and expresses his aversion to them. This theme has continued with the current remake. But the push to sway public opinion really seems to have picked up. This spring on ABC’s “The Crossing,” the sheriff’s young son says, “ I don’t like guns ” when a deputy suggests he may someday replace his father. The deputy appears discomforted by the exchange. In NBC’s “Reverie,” main character Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi) is traumatized by the shooting deaths of her sister and niece. The deaths are played repeatedly throughout the show. In the second episode, which aired last month, Kint throws a gun into the ocean and explains that she has had training with guns. When asked why she threw the gun away she says that she “ hates guns .” This scene touches on multiple gun control points in just 15 seconds. It’s a tight race, but NBC might just be the worst network. It seems to have given out orders for its TV shows to include some anti-gun or pro-gun control mentions. This April, an episode of “Taken” (Season […]

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