Gun Nation (National Geographic Chn)
We have just had this rubbish shown on UK TV (I think it was called Guns in American when shown in the US in March this year)
I have never watched any program so biased and misinformed.... I was so :mad: I have banged off an email to Nat Geo in the UK... thought you guys might like to read what I sent... Apologies to the Mods if this is in the wrong place... My thoughts are that the lefties are trying different tactis on this :haha:
I have to say I was very disappointed with the left wing bias in the recent program Gun Nation.
I lot of what you broadcast could have been lifted directly from the brady campaigns web site. The “blurred” line between Illegal firearms and legally owned firearms was as biased as our own UK press.
For your information, if you have a felony conviction you can NEVER legally posses a firearm in any US State, all of the shootings you showed or re-created were with illegally owned firearms, your show gave the un-informed viewer the impression that as a US citizen anybody can wander into any gunshop and buy what ever gun takes their fancy (including automatic weapons) which is absolute rubbish.
You also “glossed” over CCW (Carry Concealed Weapon) laws
Are you aware of the countless times armed US citizens draw their firearms to protect themselves and their loved ones?
You showed a couple of really poor biased examples (you did brady proud)
First was the Texan who shot and killed two intruders leaving his neighbours house, yes it seemed harsh that he shot them both in the back, But this is Texas I’m sure they knew the law (Castle Doctrine or stand your ground law).
Second was the lady who’s ex boyfriend committed a home invasion and she shot and killed him when he entered her bedroom, your narrator was very neutral about whether this was good or bad…. Come on what the hell was he going to do???? Play pat-a-cake????
Let me give you a link to a web site with real people are alive today because the founding Father’s of the USA gave their citizens the right to bear arms and to defend Themselves.
CCW Award Recipients
Here you will get a much better idea of what being armed means, not the tosh that you have been fed by brady.
I’m not an American but a subject of the UK, where as I’m sure you are aware we cannot carry any weapon whatsoever to protect ourselves.
I think your program was so far off the mark I could go on and on, (but won't!) I would be more than happy to speak directly with any of your reseachers or put them in touch with people who will give a balanced view of the subject.
Yours sincerely (end)
If I have anything wrong...please don't hesitate to correct me... I have broad shoulders:spankme:
Tint Bob (UK)