Saturday, May 23, 2020

Random thought

Why does EVERY show that involves gun play wind up with a pseudo martial arts battle following someone being disarmed by some sort of slick move? Why do the people attempting the disarming ever get shot? This is why so many soccer moms believe that if you carry a gun, it will just get taken away and used against you.


Therefore said...

For exactly the same reason every firearm that is recovered has its registration checked which immediately tells them who the bad guy is.

Or the ballistics says it is a Glock 17 so here is the list of 5 people that own that model of gun.

99% of what people "know" about anything outside of their area of actual study they get from their entertainment. I know that lots of what I learned as a child came from the books I read. It took a long time to learn that some authors did research and some just made it up.

Today how it looks is more important than how it is actually done.

Pie a corner vs stick your head around the for post. Two 9mm hats held sideways hitting bullseye's vs a good grip on a single gun. Firing a Tommy gun from the hip instead of the shoulder...

Our movies and books have always liked to us, we've just gotten to the point were more people believe the fiction than believe the reality/facts.

jwl said...

And the fewer people with actual experience (eg shooting a gun), the more generally believed the portrayal.

Famous examples abound, from the Bond film Thunderball with people asking about the pen sized underwater breather, to the flying Winnebago from Space Balls. But it's probably so egregious re guns because it's so ubiquitous.

Therefore said...

My 14yo daughter and I were watching s21e19 or e20 which starts with two detectives at the range. The range is ugly. But they are intercutting clips of the ladies shooting with lots of inside the 9 hits.

My daughter watches a close up of one of them yanking the trigger hard and the muzzle visibly moving to the side. She told me that those women had never shot a real gun...

They also had them both lifting their strong side shoulder and tilting their heads down.

She got very upset when they both removed their cans while we could still hear gun fire in the background.

But 99.999% of the people watching that would not see it as faked.