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."



Blogger drjim said...

As your tag says, "mediabias".

That, and they want to get the sheeple conditioned to it....

3/07/2015 3:05 PM  
Blogger Old 1811 said...

I'd bet it's because they're all produced in California or New York, which do have registration. These same shows have safeties on Glocks and revolvers, etc. The people who make these shows have no knowledge of guns or gun laws and aren't interested in learning.
Also, they think that in a perfect world, every place would be California.

3/07/2015 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It goes back to the early 90s when the Brady Campaign held seminars in Hollywood for writers and producers on how to write about guns. To this day, we have the Entertainment Industries Council which offers guidelines on how to write about guns based on the Gun Control Lobby misconceptions.



Consider incorporating such real-life scenarios as:

The shooter or possessor of a gun being accidently injured by it.
A gun accidentally misfiring while being loaded or unloaded by a criminal or other user.
A gun misfiring and injuring someone after being accidentally dropped.
Consider the story potential that may exist in a family filing suit against a gun manufacturer for injuries or death sustained by a defective firearm that misfired.
Try emphasizing the fact that introducing a gun into an argument lethalizes anger: What could have been resolved with just harsh words, or even cuts and bruises, may end up with a death. Guns don’t allow for cooling off or reconciling once the momentary or situational anger subsides.
Consider reflecting the reality that homeowners often freeze up or tremble so badly when trying to use a gun in self-defense that they are unable to deploy it. Or show them as being too frozen in fear to even get the gun.

They even have a series of PDFs to print out and keep around.
You only have to see the lack of imagination in the scripts today and it is not far fetched that writers and producers would rely only on this documents instead of actually doing some research

3/07/2015 5:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Silly Dr. Lott, we all know the state knows what's best for us, and will keep us safe if we do what we're told! (Patooey)
Now that I've choked that joke out, the hollywierd TV and movie establishment is relentlessly statist control freaks who dispite their nutty behavior, favor Govt. control of everybody -- except themselves.

3/08/2015 1:25 AM  
Blogger ZigZag Fred said...

It's also real common for print stories to mention that a gun used for self-defense was "registered" even in a state that has no registration system.

3/08/2015 11:02 AM  

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