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Very interesting, like Revolution, we have a prime time TV show here showing authority figures asking or demanding people turn in their guns for "safety" as a means of gaining control of the population.

So that's two series in the last year or two where that has been a plot factor. (Revolution = Monroe Militia, Under The Dome = Nasty Mayor Guy and Associated Baddies.)
 

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Saw that. It was ... "voluntary." I'd have kept my mouth shut.
Last week's episode featured a "turncoat" Junior aiming a pump shottie at his father, accentuating how serious he was by racking the action each time.
"Accentuating" the fact that the shottie was empty and TV writers don't know beans about guns or think we're too dumb to know. And that Father Mayor Guy is too dumb to jump his son and beat him upside the head with the empty shotgun.
Geeesh.
 

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Sorry, fellas. Haven't watched it. I was a BIG Stephen King fan up through the novel "It" or so. Then he pretty much jumped the shark for me.

Not surprised about the anti gun stuff though. Between King's opinions and the networks, is anybody?
 

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Sorry, fellas. Haven't watched it. I was a BIG Stephen King fan up through the novel "It" or so. Then he pretty much jumped the shark for me.

Not surprised about the anti gun stuff though. Between King's opinions and the networks, is anybody?
Well, King may not be the most pro-gun dude, but the show clearly showed the bad guys using "safety" as an excuse to disarm people they want more control over. IMO a Pro-2nd. Cautionary Tale. (King apparently supports some private gun ownership or did in the past but wants heavy restrictions on ownership and allowed types. A lot of folks get tempted by that position by the problem is people in authority can start moving the goalposts rather quickly and then it gets drastic.)

I admit I wasn't really into "Dome" at first because when I saw the ads I thought they had based it on a Simpsons episode that used the same King plot. It's been fun though. I still hold "Jericho" as the benchmark for TV shows with that scenario. (Then again, King's original story that this show was based on predates Jericho as well, with King having given it several goes since the late 1970s before coming out with his most recent version of it.)

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Maybe I'll give it look. I admit to being closed minded about a lot of "entertainment", especially based on public political statements. Guess I am getting old and more than a little curmudgeonly.

But I have been burned more than a few times...:censored:
 

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Well put Irish Cop, sometimes I wonder if there are Network Meetings whenever a show starts getting too into that message, followed by characters going out of character to go the other way on the air down the road.....
 
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