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TV Show bias on Guns: Defensive gun use with a concealed handgun permit gone wrong, “Got the gun for

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 2/20/2023
Television show bias against guns is never-ending. Except for a couple of episodes on Paramount’s Yellowstone, you won’t see an entertainment television show with a civilian successfully using a gun defensively. Instead, something always seems to go wrong when guns are used defensively (from being fatally shot by the criminal without stopping the crime to getting in the way of police to continually having the gun stolen and use in a crime to it being used in an accidental shooting), and this episode of CBS’ “Blue Bloods” is no different (Season 13, Episode 4, October 28, 2022). This episode has an example of a defensive gun use failing. A woman being robbed of her $200,000 watch pulls out her permitted concealed handgun and is severely wounded by the robbers. The point of the episode is that other people who were robbed of their watches by the same criminals in the episode weren’t harmed.