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Old February 11, 2013, 02:06 PM   #26
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As someone who has watched cops shows his whole life, this did not offend me. Taking an anti-gun stance on a tv cop show where the victim was murdered with a gun seems to be in line with investigating cop's beliefs. This comes as a shock or are we now overly sensitive to any anti-gun statement?

When a commentator makes a tirade against guns on a nationally televised football game, that is out of line. When a national talk show host used his forum to preach anti-gun, that still rankels us but it is his show so he can do what he wishes. When the president and senators and law makers preach lies to line up their anti-gun agendas, they are going against their pledge to uphold the Constitution of the United States. When a cop tv show has a brief statement against guns, it's an actor on a tv show reading his script. We have enough to fight without worrying about lines on tv shows. There are anti-gun people out there. We just need to know which fight to engage in.
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Old February 11, 2013, 02:25 PM   #27
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".... it's an actor on a tv show reading his script."

Fixt.
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Old February 11, 2013, 02:36 PM   #28
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Thanks! and you are correct. Fixted.
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Old February 11, 2013, 03:22 PM   #29
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".... it's an actor on a tv show reading his script."

It is an actor reading words written by someone else to get a point across. That is what a propaganda film is.

It is not about subtleties and long intellectual discussions. It is about hammering the public and getting in your face. He is not a real cop. But the writer wants you to believe that the average police want gun control and if you support the police you should support gun control.
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Old February 11, 2013, 04:24 PM   #30
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It is an actor reading words written by someone else to get a point across. That is what a propaganda film is.

It is not about subtleties and long intellectual discussions. It is about hammering the public and getting in your face. He is not a real cop. But the writer wants you to believe that the average police want gun control and if you support the police you should support gun control.
I got the impression that one of the officers, the star of the show, likes guns. At worst they are wanting us to believe that members of the law enforcement community are split 50/50 on the issue.
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Old February 11, 2013, 05:22 PM   #31
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The only thing redeeming about that show is Grace Park.

I've noticed a trend of "cop shows" to portray gun owners, and gun shops in particular, in a negative light.

CSI being quite possibily the worst offender With a slain gun store owner having a stash of M-16 auto sears in an ammo can in the back room.

I look at through the prism of diminishing returns. Do I enjoy the show enough to look past that? With the aforementioned show, Grace Park doesn't provide enough positive feedback to overlook that crap.
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Old February 11, 2013, 06:55 PM   #32
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It is not about subtleties and long intellectual discussions. It is about hammering the public and getting in your face. He is not a real cop. But the writer wants you to believe that the average police want gun control and if you support the police you should support gun control.
This may very well be true but propoganda has been all around us for decades. My point is that we wouldn't have thought twice about this if it happened last year instead of now. We have become sensitive to anything anti-gun and notice it a lot more than we used to.
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Old February 11, 2013, 09:38 PM   #33
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I referenced a posting on whizbangblog using a hyperlink. I thought what I did was in keeping with the policy on use of outside & possibly copyrighted materials because it was relevant and I described the content as comments on the anti gun rant. I received a pop up sending me to the policy statement. I have been on the firing line for a long time but have only put a couple of posts on recently. Was this out of line? If so I will go back and delete it. Thanks for any advice.
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Old February 12, 2013, 09:01 AM   #34
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I didn't care for, or watch, the original series and the new one is no better, if not worse.
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Old September 14, 2016, 01:52 AM   #35
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I can remember when Jack Lord came out heavy for gun control especially confiscation of un registered handguns, then someone pointed out that he had an unregistered Walther PPK, a finely engraved presentation model given to him by Elvis Presley. He started backpeddling on that pretty quick.
There was a registration made for that gun. It was posted online several times. How would this someone even know he had an unregistered gun? It makes real sense for Jack Lord to go on about confiscating unregistered guns when he had one himself.
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Old September 14, 2016, 07:15 AM   #36
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Something must work to counter this kind of stuff.
The popular tv show "Bones" did something similar once.
And only once.
Soon after they started putting more guns in the hands of "Bones" even though she was not a cop or authorized to carry one.
Letters from viewers?
Complaints to advertisers?
Lower ratings?
Different writers and producers?
Something changed.
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Old September 14, 2016, 01:17 PM   #37
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You would need to boycott 99% of movies and TV shows. Hollywood Inc. is controlled by people who have lead the charge on banning guns, hunting, etc. I have no idea why, or when they took over, but that's just the way it is.
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Old September 14, 2016, 02:37 PM   #38
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The only thing redeeming about that show is Grace Park.
This.

But if I need a Grace fix, I'll watch reruns of Battlestar Galactica...
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Old September 14, 2016, 08:20 PM   #39
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This same zombie thread was raised by Sapphire in the general handgun section and was closed. Why has it been opened here?
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Old September 14, 2016, 10:33 PM   #40
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That is a very good question.
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