Attempt to characterize second amendment as taboo subject accelerates
Paul Joseph Watson
December 17, 2012
Following a flood of complaints to the show’s official Facebook page in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Discovery Channel has announced that the hit reality show American Guns will not return for a third season.
“This comes as something of a surprise given its growing popularity,” reports Fox News. “The show had a 50 percent ratings increase for its second season premiere, and one of its stars, Renee Wyatt, recently said she would “definitely” be interested in returning for season three.”
A Discovery Channel representative refused to connect the show’s shock cancellation to Friday’s tragedy. American Guns is just one of several highly popular firearms-based shows broadcast by the company.
Complaints about the show centered around the fact that it made “buying/owning guns seem fun, glamorous, even normal,” and that it was “inappropriate” to broadcast the program in the aftermath of Friday’s events. Given the fact that almost half of Americans own guns, one wonders how owning guns in America can be described as anything other than “normal”.
“It does not surprise me that Discovery may be lowering the profile of its gun coverage,” responded a rep for the The Firearm Coalition. “That’s their prerogative. Nonetheless this tragedy has as much to do about lawful use of guns as the lawful use of cars has to do with a car bombing.”
This again illustrates how gun control advocates are circling the wagons against the second amendment, by attempting to demonize the very discussion of firearms as something dirty and taboo.
As we reported earlier, crowds of people are flocking to gun buyback programs run by police departments across the country in order to hand in their firearms, with many citing Friday’s shooting as a reason for doing so.