NBC’s news division is among the most ignorant when it comes to guns (see [Video] MSNBC Reporter Goes Off on Gun Silencers. Makes Herself Look Like an Idiot… and WATCH: Lawrence O’Donnell Delivers Error-Filled Rant on AR-15s). Less ignorant, more big stupid idiots about fully semi-automatic-ish assault pistols. Knowing how anti-gun NBC is, it’s surprising to see a good guy with a gun storyline on the network drama Chicago Med.
Story recap: an EMT with a concealed carry permit saved three people during a gang-related drive-by.
Alvin: Listen, we’re gonna need your weapon.
Barry: Course, yes, sir. It’s locked in the glove compartment of my rig.
Alvin: Uh, it’s now evidence. Uh, you got a concealed carry permit?
Barry: Yeah. There you go.
Alvin: You always got a gun at work?
Barry: Uh, I’ve been carrying for a couple years. Necessary precaution.
Maggie: And it’s a good thing he does. He saved three lives today.
Noah: For real. Barry, you the man.
Of course, according to Newsbusters, they still had to find a way to make Barry the bad guy.
After the man had surgery and the bullet inside of his body was retrieved and analyzed, it’s found to be Barry’s bullet. Then, though he acted in self-defense, Barry is arrested because the paperwork for his concealed carry license is found to be problematic. Apparently at one time he changed his identity to mask a juvenile record but didn’t disclose that when applying for his permit. The State’s Attorney decides to press charges against him and Maggie is left devastated that he lied to her about his past as the episode ends.
Personally, I think that sounds less “making him the bad guy” as much as they needed to find drama somewhere. It’s Illinois, so you have to assume the AG is a Democrat. The Democrat AG going after Barry even though he saved lives, Barry’s still the good guy.
Hey, it’s network television. I’ll take whatever positive portrayals of gun owners I can get.