TTAG reader Aaron writes:
After binge-watching season 1 of The Blacklist and getting into this autumn’s season 2, I’ve noticed a very anti-gun bias on the part of the producers. In season 1, a concealed carrier tried to take out one of the episode’s villains and is not only shot himself, but while falling, fires an errant bullet that hits an innocent little child. In another episode of season 1, a bad guy mocks an attempt at armed self-defense by spouting a standard civilian disarmament talking point; “We all know you’re more likely to have your gun taken and used against you than use it successfully” . . .
In last night’s episode (October 14) an unhinged psychiatrist triggers an aggression gene in people he’s screened and turns them into spree killers. As the feds first notice the pattern, they call the assailants, “the shooters” even though various weapons were used in the murders. Toward the end of the episode, a community meeting is held to discuss the uptick in mass slayings, and it’s called a “gun violence forum.”
Perhaps the most chilling part of the episode was that the villain was someone trying to propose a “gun violence” solution in the form of preventive clinical intervention, not curbing our rights. And of course, he’s depicted as a complete loon.