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September 9, 2014

10 Things about Murderers we Learned from “The First 48.”

Things we’ve never seen. We’ve never seen a murder done with a legally-bought firearm on the show.
We’ve never seen a murder where the firearm precipitated the crime. (It may have contributed to hotheaded urban “disrespect” killings). We’ve never seen a suspect who turned out to be someone from the gun culture — considering how standard that plot point is in TV, it seems to be a screenwriter fantasy of a piece with the same guys’ dread of “Eurotrash neo-nazis,” a group which has the virtue, from Hollywood’s viewpoint, of being too small and nonexistent to pursue a defamation action.
| WeaponsMan

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 9, 2014 8:14 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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