Comment: Law & Order

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Law & Order

was another cop show that used to push all sorts of garbage, too. A lot of the episodes would have a character say "he isn't dangerous, he doesn't even own a gun!", or otherwise paint gun owners as either criminals, rapists, or paranoid lunatics (except the cops, of course).

Most cop shows tend to be like that, and I think they paint guns as "dangerous" because in TV land, dangerous = sexy, which = ratings. They show heads being blown off and whatnot, then turn around and preach that violence is bad and that people shouldn't own guns. Whether this is anti-gun propaganda, pro-cop propaganda, or just a cheap way to shut the "concerned mother" watchdogs up isn't relevant to me, because in any case it's not something I'm interested in listening to anymore.

'Simpsons' creator Matt Groening is famously anti-gun, but the show itself tries to strike a balance between the anti and pro-gun crowd, leaving it with something along the lines of "people should own guns...unless they're as stupid as Homer Simpson." I point this out because it's a rare example of a show, a cartoon no less, that has explored both sides of the gun argument.

All that said, I don't care who puts what on TV. If I don't like it, I don't watch it.

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