National Geographic Channel: a *heads-Up*

National Geographic Channel: a *heads-Up*

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    National Geographic Channel: a *heads-Up*

    Tonight at 10:00pm has a story about Guns in America, this should be of interest to everyone here.
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    Thanks...will try to get my DVR set if I get home in time tonight...
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    we'll tune it in and see what it is about.....
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    I'll check in to it, should be interesting to see what they say about them and about us.
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    I expect a very anti-gun presentation.
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    Is that 10pm Eastern?
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    Guns in America
    Tuesday March 24 10P


    We are the most heavily armed society in the world; nearly 80 million Americans own guns. Explore the gun culture in America, from a police officer to a young mother.

    Source - Explorer | Guns in America | National Geographic Channel
    Note: The above image is not noted as such but it is a _recreation_ and not imagery of a real event.
    Further review of the "photos" page details this. But further even at first sight a clue that this is not a real event happening is that the picture as taken is in super high clarity. Further note how the _actor_ as portrayed holding the rifle is doing so in specific at the foregrip, which was for me at my first view of this image and thought is not typical for such a firearm by unskilled/low skilled persons and is more applicable to a person handling a precision intent rifle.
    But for folks who do not know about proper handling of a rifle toward specifically precision/accurate use (hunting, marksmanship, plinking, whatever) then they would look at that pic and not know to think about this finer point.

    As is typical with the media, and antis in general, the devil is in the details.
    I do not know if this piece will be balanced or not but the opening page image as above at their website does not give me 'Hope' for 'Change'.

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    Update:

    Interestingly the DirecTV service shows it as being titled simply "Explorer" with no reference at all to the programs actual specific title.
    The description states; "A police officer returns to the job after being shot while on duty; A young mother considers joining the 80 million Americans who own guns."

    If I had not seen specific reference to this via a different site and had not thought to go check the NGC website to learn more, I would have scrolled right past the general name of "Explorer" and not stopped to get more info on it.

    I wholly expect the presentation to be biased but I will watch and listen to what is presented with an open mind, and eye for errors such as in their website pic.

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    Excellent observations, I'm going to watch for the very same reason. I would like to see a balanced report, but I have my doubts
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    Thanks for the heads up. Should be interesting.

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    I'll watch!
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    I will probably have to catch the replay at midnight. Don't want to interfere with momma watching the mentalist.
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    I just set my reminder thing on the DVR. Its hell to be A.D.D., I really needed to do that so I wouldnt forget in the next 4 minutes.
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    I just found the video in the website.... sounds very anti and I think we discussed it a year or so ago
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    I just cried when they showed the ATF destroying the guns.
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