Discovery cancels 'American Guns'
Network says move not in response to recent events, sparks online debate
Those who hammer there guns into plows will plow for those who do not.
( Thomas Jefferson )
Lets change the name of the network to "Spineless" instead of Discovery.
some great comments on here, we are all tired of the knee jerk reactions of liberal tv shows.
All mass shooting in recent years have a direct relationship to psycotic drugs, so lets ban them.
These video games that are extremey realistic are changing the "norm" for some children.
Lots of parents find it easier to buy the kid a game, than take them to the park or lake. This is the breakdown of the family unit.
Yeah let's cancel a show that educates people about weapons. This show teaches the history behind guns and the proper practices of modern day weapon use.
I find it ironic that we, as Americans, have gone so far away from personal responsibility for our own actions. We blame everyone else for the things that we do. I have never understood the whole “the TV show made me do it” argument. For argument sake, let’s say a TV show or video game does have an influence on our actions. Let’s say American Guns somehow made this guy go into a school and kill those kids. And let’s say the gunman lived through it. Would Rich Wyatt or his family be held responsible? Or would the gunman be the one going to jail for the rest of his life or get the death penalty? And the answer is: The gunman would go to jail. And why is that? Because he is the one responsible, period, end of story. We are responsible for our own actions, per the law. That is how it should be.
Some may say American Guns was boring to watch. So be it. It is their opinion. Some people liked watching the show and if I have heard correctly, ratings were improving. Some people complain that the wife and daughter were just eye candy. Can anyone honestly tell me that shows like the Jersey Shore DON’T have a ton of that? That the Kardashian conglomerate of shows are “good television”? Come on. TV is full of shows based solely on that. That is a lame excuse and everyone knows it.
To say that American Guns was cancelled for any other reason that some political agenda is ridiculous. If people don’t want to watch a show about guns, fine. Turn the channel. If you don’t want to own a gun, fine. Don’t buy one. But why infringe on another citizens right to watch the show or own a gun? For that matter, why limit the type of gun a LAW ABIDING citizen can own? Hypothetically speaking, what if the government goes and does something crazy and does something like, ooohhh, starts martial law and turns on the citizens. Wouldn’t you want to have the ability to have the same rifles the military would be using against you? I know… it is extreme, but don’t act like that has never happened. (See the Middle East and Germany for references) Some say, “Oh that will never happen here”. Well, we thought that we’d never be attacked on our own soil and how wrong were we on that? (See 9-11).
I guess in the end, we look so much to place blame on someone else, that we forget that we need to be accountable for ourselves. And just because you may not want to own a rifle, don’t begrudge someone else from owning one.
Just another knee jerk reaction to something that no laws or restrictions coulf have prevented. The crazies are out there walking amoung us and always have been.
Removing shows about guns does nothing whatsoever to help or hinder the evil that happened. The subject of guns will not go away becaue a few tv shows are removed or delayed.
After the Vietname War many people thought it would be a good idea to stop giving little boys combat toys and guns in particular. The little boys I knew, including my own, used sticks when guns were not provided,
My favorite example is a Christmas story where one of my 6 year old shepherds got bored and began to pretend to shoot out the church lighting with his shepherds crook, with full sound effects.
Do not take drastic measures against gun owners. Leave our constitutional right to defend ourselves intact. But most importantly help our mentally ill and their families. Encourage research and assistance in that area. My heart goes out to all the familes.
We will miss all of you who have left us before your time.
Ummm.....is it possible Discovery dropped this show because it was BORING???
Don't forget, there's another gun shop show on Discovery, "Sons of Guns" and there hasn't been an cancellation announcement about that one, has there? I watched the entire last season of this show, although I don't know why... and it was a snooze fest! Every time they'd show Rich Wyatt trying to make a deal to buy or sell some weapons, he ALWAYS came off like a sleezy used car salesman. His wife, Renee and daughter, Paige, seemed to be relegated to providing a little T&A, and the son, Kurt always acted like he'd prefer to be somewhere else. They tried adding an element of comic relief by focusing on the goffy gunsmiths they keep in the basement, but it didn't help. THE SHOW WAS DULL!!!! By comparison, the folks down in LA at Redjacket are a lot more interesting. Nuff said!
Once again, the goobers in Washington turn a heartbreaking tragedy into an opportunity to punish the wrong people. Thousands of honest, law abiding citizens enjoy using "assault style" weapons for target practice and NEVER use them to commit a crime. The whole purpose of target practice is to hit a specific area with a bullet. Having the ability to send multiple rounds down range (at a non organic target) without having to stop and reload gives the shooter more practice time. No one's there to practice reloading. That can be done without firing a shot. The enjoyment and purpose is to hone skills as a marksmen.
Criminals and insane people could care less about new gun control laws. They don't pay attention to the existing laws anyway. Any new law will effect only law abiding citizens.
There is no doubt that parents need to do a better job teaching responsibility. However, you are what you eat... our children, and the rest of us, are awash in immensly violent content most of the time. A movie doesn't get ratings unless there is a significant body count. De-sensitization is a real phenomena and people want to talk about programming and what the government wants? Don't miss what might be right in front of you because you happen to like it... The U.S. is the world's police force, and maybe they are trying to condition us to overcome the normal human resistance to killing another human.
Discovery has made the worst decision that any television network could ever make! AG was a great show, getting better all the time! I hope that one of the other networks is able to pick up the show, as I know it has a huge following. The Wyatt family deserves another chance. It's hard to believe that Discovery had the intelligence to develop the show in first place, only to throw it under the bus now. You seriously thought that out of all the shows in your line-up, American Guns was the one you should cut!?
This will be remembered as one of the poorest business decisions ever made by a network. In my eyes, your quality and reputation just took a big fall. It was nice seeing you.
the Beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.