Why is it with all these cop shows have people registering their guns?
Why is it that television police shows consistently assume people are required to have their guns registered. That is true whether the show is said to take place in Florida or, as in the case of the video shown above, in Oregon (Backstrom, Season 1, episode 7, "Enemy of my Enemies"). Hint: Oregon definitely doesn't require people to register guns, let alone "all" their guns. Of course, the other even worse inaccuracy with these shows is that they often have registration being used to solve crimes.
UPDATE: Miguel Gonzalez has told about something called the Entertainment Industries Council. The Council has put together a long list of suggestions on how to write up television and movies to get across gun control ideas (see here). The number of inaccuracies in their write up is simply staggering and I don't have the time to go through them now.
-- "Consider depicting the reality that women are far more likely to be shot by husbands or lovers than by an intruder. Odds are that a gun in her home will be used against her rather than in her defense."
-- "Consider showing someone who is attempting to use a gun in self-defense being overpowered by the attacker who then uses the gun against him or her."
-- "Consider having characters successfully use alternatives to guns for self-defense, such as pepper spray or mace."
-- "Consider showing a parent chastising his or her spouse for leaving a gun where their children can find it."