Armed and Undercover
While watching it I was well aware of the exaggerations about some of the guns in the show. What as a responsible gun owner that has gone through all the proper channels to get a gun, I can't stand. Is how easy it is for non-responsible owners can get ANYTHING it seems. What is the point of having gun laws that are supposed to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists and criminals. if there is a HUGE caping hole in the laws that lets the wrong people do exactly that. How can gun owners just harp on the same anti-gun talking points when how things are now endanger their lives? I've been to gun shows as I'm sure most gun owners have. Doesn't it make you think, Hmmm, what if I was out to stick it to America? Could be those bad people are exactly the ones who cloud the real issue by waving that "don't take away my freedom!' flag. They want that gaping hole in our pathetic gun laws. I think that if your in such dread fear for your safety from the environment your living in, are you at the shoot house training? Are you doing all you can to keep the bad guys from getting guns? How much of an advantage would our guns be in an environment where the bad guys are out gunned vs the other way around? Wake up folks, we can keep our guns, lets just stack the deck against those who would do us and those we love harm.
Amen brother. If only the networks would air programming that shows all sides and not leave the facts on the cutting room floor.
A typical, biased anti-gun propaganda report, by so-called investigative journalism team.
The list of misleading omissions is long, but for some examples, the team neglected to mention that neither the cheap AK or the AR rifles they were able to buy are actually used by the militaries as they asserted, because they are the semi-automatic, civilian versions. Also omitted was the fact that it's impossible to legally purchase the real, military automatic versions of those guns in the US, unless they were made prior to 1986, and that even those would cost the buyer $10's of thousands to buy in addition to a $200 ATF fee, IF they could even find them for sale.
Also conveniently omitted from the report was the fact that the gun presented as "Mata Policia" ("the Cop Killer") requires a special version of the 5.7mm ammunition to be able to penetrate modern body armor. This version of the ammunition is not legally available for sale to civilians.
Also not mentioned was the cost of a typical .50 cal weapon, and whether or not one of those has actually ever been used to murder someone in the US, as opposed to the murders routinely committed with them on the battlefield, and in places like Mexico, where even small-caliber guns are illegal for most civilians to own.
It's also telling that these brave journalists don't do an "Armed and Undercover" report from Mexico or Honduras, or any other place where all legal guns are registered, ownership requires extensive licensing and training, legal private gun ownership is exceptionally rare compared to the US, yet even the official gun homicide rate per capita is much higher...
The bias and the blatant attempt to mislead the viewers of this report were obvious to anyone familiar with the US gun culture.
@Orlando Olmo It seems as if to many are not being honest, They're only interested in making Money, They fail to recognize the fact that they're as much responsible for the street thug actions as the one who pull the trigger, both are only interested in $$$, neither one of them care about that parent coming from work who's killed or that child who's killed in their own Bed while resting, Something has to change in the way we address this situation.
@marko a. Do you really think that Drug Dealers are Cheap! They have a Cash Crop & Bring in Billions of Dollars, So what's 2 or 3 million dollars to them? They're only interested in having the biggest baddest Gun on the Block, They're criminals not Choir Boys!
@marko a. Amen to you! Watched the show last night. Saw the ABC news clip the evening prior. If only the networks would air programs that show both sides. Auggh!
@marko a. Exactly or how they failed to mention anything about Fast and Furious.
I am complety mistified why there was no mention of what they paid for the .50 bolt action rifle and they repeatedly mentioned what they paid for the AK-47.
If they spent 10K for the .50, that alone is a deterrent.
And you are spot on....not even a passing mention of Fast and Furious.
Always an agenda, and always trying to bend the truth.
@Chris Greystone Not for a Drug Dealing Lowlife, If the middle man paid $10K he's going to make it worth his while, They'll easily get $15K from a Drug Dealer!