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Posted: 4/25/2001 5:56:06 PM EDT
Is it just me or have there really been a lot of anti-gun messages on TV recently? I just finished watching Grounded for Life and it had the kid shooting everything in sight with the dangerous BB gun. Titus just had a show where a robber breaks in and uses the owners gun to hold them hostage, Boston Public is bashing the NRA, etc. Seems like I haven't seen a show in weeks that does not have some anti-gun message. Is this some new gun control propoganda push or has it always been this bad and I've just been missing it?
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:22:05 PM EDT
Just stick with Sopranos and the Outdoor Channel. Lifes easier that way.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:48:37 PM EDT
Just stick with Sopranos
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[b]HBO[/b](Sopranos carrier) is a major contributor to HCI(Handgun Control Incorperated). They are on the donators list at their website. I guess this means little, since every major news network act like HCI spokes-persons as well. They are probably un-published supporters. We just got a FOX NEWS affiliat(?) here in MN this week. I'll have to see how they do.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:51:34 PM EDT
Thanks for the heads up!
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:59:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 7:04:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 7:56:05 PM EDT
I don't think Grounded for Life was really anti-gun. They never said their kid shouldn't have a BB gun, just that they didn't think he was ready for one. After they saw he was being safe with it they allowed him to keep it. In the end it was taken away from him not because of his actions but because his Dad misused it.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 8:26:05 PM EDT
I think I've been seeing Pro-gun patches in Jeopardy of all places, the other night 'AK-47' was in a clue (in a good way) and there was another one that I can't recall in that show, then a few months back the 2nd Ammendment was _correctly_ interpreted in a clue.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 8:37:00 PM EDT
just stick to the History Channel but keep your BS detector on for those few liberal moments
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 8:53:17 PM EDT
Does anyone remember last summer when it came out that the Office for Drug Control Policy(drug czar McAffrey) had been reviewing tv scripts to make sure they were sufficiently anti-drug? I wonder if the same thing might have been happening with guns and an "anti-violence" message?
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 12:56:49 AM EDT
Food Network never runs any anti-gun crap. Why as a matter of fact, I learned how to make a nice pecan coated catfish dish.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 1:06:06 AM EDT
"Dark Angel" had a great pro-gun episode a week or two back. The hot-chick main protagonist was sick, so her hunk-sidekick-mentor figure (who's in a wheelchair) had to defend himself from about six invaders -- and he did it with a whole arsenal of firearms! Unusually pro-gun for teevee, even if there were a few moments of silliness (such as a kid-sized bulletproof vest, and a vest that stopped a rifle round at close range.)
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 1:16:06 AM EDT
Am I the only person who thinks the wife of "Grounded for Life" has a hot bod? Remember "Lethal Weapon III" when Mel's partner shoots his son's friend? And the partner shows up at the funeral to ask the mother for forgiveness and she slaps him on the face and says, "Just find the man who put that gun in my baby's hand!" So, the kid's an innocent baby and it's all the gun's fault? As I recall the kid tried to shoot both the cops! [:(!]
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 3:08:52 AM EDT
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I've watched some old episodes of MASH and couldnt belive how anti gun some of those were. In 1 of them Col. Potter and hawkeye are pinned down by enemy fire , Col. Potter returns fire and tells hawkeye to do the sameto which hawkeye refuses , he then gives the whole guns are evil spill. I could have just about fell over, your out numbered by chicoms and north koreans knowing you could easily be taken prisoner , the only thing that stands between you and the POW camp is a 1911 and you want to argue. If I had been Col Potter I'd forced him to give me his gun when I ran out of ammo , try to hold them off as long as I could , and if possible save 1 bullet , you know who gets it ... the guy who put me in this spot. Hawkeye was a wuss.[kill]
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 5:13:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SWIRE: I don't think Grounded for Life was really anti-gun. They never said their kid shouldn't have a BB gun, just that they didn't think he was ready for one. After they saw he was being safe with it they allowed him to keep it. In the end it was taken away from him not because of his actions but because his Dad misused it.
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Actually I was thinking the opposite. At first they had reservations and constantly discussed how to take the gun away from him. Then when the kid was totally IRRESPONSIBLE with the gun the father failed to take it from him. After confiscating the gun, rather than explain to the child that his actions were irresponsible the father simply said the gun was dangerous. And the father shooting his dad in the ass? That show is an education in poor parenting and in this instance an example of a home that shouldn't contain a firearm. But then again, I'm not a parent.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 5:41:50 AM EDT
The Titus thing really pissed me off I have always liked that show, but then he tells me that the only reasons for owning a gun are killing a person, killing a lot of people, killing the same person over and over, killing yourself or killing defenseless animals. And then had the gall to call the russian immigrants "Lefty enemies of freedom" "Quiet on the set"....SIZZZZzzzzSPLATT!!...delay.."BOOM"
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 7:28:36 AM EDT
Titus is a real F*cking piss off. Then his dad, when looking at someone with a over-under shotgun, says We don't need guns, we have big penis' Years ago, Grounded for Life would have been just a good laugh, but today it portrays a negative theme. The grandfather could have trained the kid, but no make everyone look like idiots.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 9:57:51 AM EDT
stenmk1 that's what I'm thinking is happening. I hate to believe it but how long was it before they complained about the shows be "reviewed" by the drug czar? Even with the media being "pro drug rights" they took a long time, with a majority of the media being anti gun rights I think this would be accepted virtually without objection. ChrisS that's exactly how I saw it. They were saying the gun was dangerous and they needed to take it away but not once did they teach him how to use it. I know its a TV show so they couldn't include that stuff because of time restraints but that is not what happened when my father gave me a BB gun. He sat me down and explained very seriously that this is a gun, this is NOT a toy. I was not allowed to shoot at anything but targets. If he had seen me shooting towards my brother (wrapped in pillows or not) he would have beat my ass with a switch, then his belt. He would then have taken away the gun, not taken the gun and shot my grandpa. Being irresponsible with a firearm is never funny. Imbrog|io you crack me up. LOL mattja she is definitely hot.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 10:03:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 10:05:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AnotherPundit: "Dark Angel" had a great pro-gun episode a week or two back. The hot-chick main protagonist was sick, so her hunk-sidekick-mentor figure (who's in a wheelchair) had to defend himself from about six invaders -- and he did it with a whole arsenal of firearms! Unusually pro-gun for teevee, even if there were a few moments of silliness (such as a kid-sized bulletproof vest, and a vest that stopped a rifle round at close range.)
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Yes I'm sure that we all watch "Dark Angel for the por gun messages! [;D] Kyle
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 10:20:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 10:24:46 AM EDT
You guys missed the WORST one I have seen, Left Wing...er WEST WING..... Those kommies make Jane Fonda look like Ole Ronnie.... Another one I noticed was Law and Orders one liners from time 2 time.....
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 10:52:36 AM EDT
This brings up a good point, and question that I have been asking for years now. If the media, and movie and TV show makers are so anti-gun. Why do they make all their money by espousing the "coolness" of violent behavior. The director of Leathal Weapon is very anti-gun, but his movies sold more Beretta's than any other marketing. So if guns are so dang bad Hollywood, why do you turn a profit off of splattering blood everywhere and desensitizing our kids to violence?
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 11:16:11 AM EDT
Gloftoe, oh, I didn't know that. I try not to keep track of what's going on in Hollywood. :) The Hollywood folks are in it for the money. They make a fortune selling violent trash and then slip in an anti-gun message from time to time just to show they're trying to do the right thing. Hypocrites, yes; scumbags, even more so. Remember, we're talking about people who will do just about anything for money. Money is their religion.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 11:21:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Matt S: This brings up a good point, and question that I have been asking for years now. If the media, and movie and TV show makers are so anti-gun. Why do they make all their money by espousing the "coolness" of violent behavior. The director of Leathal Weapon is very anti-gun, but his movies sold more Beretta's than any other marketing. So if guns are so dang bad Hollywood, why do you turn a profit off of splattering blood everywhere and desensitizing our kids to violence?
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The All Mighty Dollar is God!!! That is the only thing they believe in. $$$$ Hypocracy? Nah...it's only television (or the movies)...it's all make-believe. When you lose your way morally, you end up with screwed-up priorities.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 7:05:27 PM EDT
Did anyone else see this a couple months ago? One of those creepy late-night weekend shows, maybe "Outer Limits." Some ex-con wants to shoot his wife and goes to a gun show where the dealers are all winking and whispering at him as is so typical of gun shows. Ex-con buys oddball pistol from guy in parking lot, as usually occurs. Now, the fun starts. Every time he shoots his new gun it becomes more and more firmly attached to his hand. Blasting at everyone in sight, steel tentacles can be seen snaking up under his skin after every shot. Finally, pods growing in his skin burst open revealing additional ammunition. In the meantime, the guy from the parking lot gives an identical pistol to the wife's conservative-Republican type father, who is hunting the bad guy. Members of the posse remark how hunting men is no different from hunting animals. The wife's father starts getting attached to his gun, becomes much more primeval, forgets about justice, and finally just wants to butcher his son-in-law for pure recreation. After much reflection, I now feel that there are some very subtle anti-gun and anti-hunting messages concealed very cleverly in this story. But it would be great to have spare ammo popping out of your skin, though.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 7:13:22 PM EDT
Anyone seen that rip off show from married with children? It is on fox at about 0100, that really hot chick nikki cox. I am usually half dead if I am up with it on, and have noticed some pro seeming humor if I am not mistaken. Anyone back me up on this, or hear otherwise?
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 8:16:02 PM EDT
Is it just me or have there really been a lot of anti-gun messages on TV recently?
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No, it's not just you. TV has been anti-gun, overtly or covertly for at least the last 30 years. You guys just wake up out of your Rip Van Winkle comas or what?
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 4:55:25 PM EDT
TV is funny, they try to push anti-gun, but how many of you bought a gun after seeing it on a TV show? They probably slip in the anti-gun message just because they feel guilty about having to use violence to get decent ratings. [smoke] Excuse me please, I have to start saving up money to buy Lara Croft's new gun.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 5:13:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: Food Network never runs any anti-gun crap. Why as a matter of fact, I learned how to make a nice pecan coated catfish dish.
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Yeah? What caliber did they recommend for catfish? [sniper]
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 5:23:12 PM EDT
All this "entertainment" crap comes out of the Peoples Socialist Republik of Kalifornia. What do you expect? Fox news stinks just like the others. Pay attention to the bias. Don't buy the message. Keep an eye on the messenger.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 5:27:29 PM EDT
I'm so damn happy I'm not exposed to all this "anti-gun" media. Honest. [%|]
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 9:14:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fuzzbean:Did anyone else see this a couple months ago? One of those creepy late-night weekend shows, maybe "Outer Limits." Some ex-con wants to shoot his wife and goes to a gun show where the dealers are all winking and whispering at him as is so typical of gun shows. Ex-con buys oddball pistol from guy in parking lot, as usually occurs. Now, the fun starts. Every time he shoots his new gun it becomes more and more firmly attached to his hand. Blasting at everyone in sight, steel tentacles can be seen snaking up under his skin after every shot. Finally, pods growing in his skin burst open revealing additional ammunition. In the meantime, the guy from the parking lot gives an identical pistol to the wife's conservative-Republican type father, who is hunting the bad guy. Members of the posse remark how hunting men is no different from hunting animals. The wife's father starts getting attached to his gun, becomes much more primeval, forgets about justice, and finally just wants to butcher his son-in-law for pure recreation. After much reflection, I now feel that there are some very subtle anti-gun and anti-hunting messages concealed very cleverly in this story. But it would be great to have spare ammo popping out of your skin, though.
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I saw that one. that episode did leave me a little confused. The message in the end though was good: its not the gun, but the people
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 9:37:37 PM EDT
Why is anyone surprised by the media elite? They live in a fantasy land, protected by armed [:)]bodyguards and fancy security systems. They feel guilt over this, and feel the need to overcompensate. It is interesting to note that 85-90% of the "gangsta rap" b.s. is actually purchased by middle-classed, suburban white kids. I don't know if that fits in here, but it is still a really interesting factoid. Hollywood has certainly pulled one over on us.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 10:26:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 10:41:18 PM EDT
I quit observing a while ago, I got so pissed that all I watch now is Frasier (avoids most nonPC topics), movies, and TLC or Disc. Ch. (even they can be antigun, "justice files" is very antigun) I hate TV. I will stick to my video games and computer. James
Link Posted: 5/28/2001 1:58:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2001 2:24:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KBaker:
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: Food Network never runs any anti-gun crap. Why as a matter of fact, I learned how to make a nice pecan coated catfish dish.
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Yeah? What caliber did they recommend for catfish? [sniper]
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LOL, why you can never be using to much gun when hunting the BIG cats[rocket]
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