The Second Amendment is under attack and not just on a governmental level. In order to erode our right to keep and bear arms, the left must rely upon the media and popular culture to undermine the importance of these rights and also frame these rights as a subjective set of revocable privileges.
Sadly, in the culture war, patriotic Americans are losing. Our children are bombarded by a media that questions why someone would need a gun in order to frame the Second Amendment as a sporting or hobbyist consideration and popular culture depicts any Second Amendment supporter as a “gun nut” who endangers all who are around him.
Tuesday night’s episode of “Chicago Med,” a Dick Wolf-produced NBC drama, highlighted the supposed danger of the nefarious concealed carriers and unsubtly illustrated how guns make everybody less safe.
In essence, the show was an hour-long diatribe about the insanity of concealed carriers.
The show depicts a high school teacher attending a movie. When a suspected gunman opens-up in the theater, the teacher uses his concealed weapon to shoot and kill the bad guy.
Good so far, right? Well, the episode is called “Mistaken,” so that should give some clue as to where this is going.
Of course, the gunman was not a gunman at all, but a teenager who started-up a leafblower to scare people as a prank.
And, of course, as they discuss the believed shooting, the characters make ample use of the loaded term “assault rifle.”
The rest of the show pounds-home the message that guns in anyone’s hands (even the law-abiding) are dangers to society.
Ultimately, the man is overcome with guilt for having shot an unarmed kid and killed himself.
“Chicago Med” is hardly the only example where viewers are treated to propaganda masquerading as entertainment. More and more of the programming on television is geared towards promoting an agenda and in many ways, this culture war is more important than the legislative one.
How are future generations supposed to know of liberty and our rights when they are constantly barraged with themes such as this? When they hear ad nauseam that gun owners must be willing to justify why they need a certain gun?
Whether we like it or not, the left is skillfully using popular entertainment to normalize a perverse and tyrannical agenda and we must be willing to call-out these propagandists when the situation arises.