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What movies/tv shows portray civilian gun ownership as totally normal?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jlbraun, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. gtd

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    The Walking Dead on AMC.

    Yeah they take guns from abandoned shops and so forth, but guns are also staples in several households from before the apocalyptic event and just happen to be available.
     
  2. Gillster

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    How about Wall Street with Michael Douoglas when he shows off his gun collection, including the .45 Luger P08 to his business rival. Huge collection mounted on the wall, he shows them off but they are not used or mentioned again.
     
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    +1. Allen's boss on the show (played by Hector Elizando, forget the character name) has a gun collection on the wall behind his desk which includes a very visible AK. I think, but am not sure, that the show has depicted the guns with and without trigger locks on them in different episodes.
     
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    one scene in the new movie SAFE where character Mei saves Luke Wright(jason statham) from a fight that would have been "bad buisness" for him

    this isnt a great example so nvm.
     
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    I am almost positive that at least some of those guns are real. IIRC, there was some extra hoops to jump through to get those up there.
     
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    Yeah Tacxted, that scene cracked me up. I was disappointed though, I was looking forward to an epic fight scene.

    On 24, there are examples of good guys (usually related to Jack) using guns, although they are usually getting them from the bad guys.

    Skyfall has James Bond team up with an old civilian, using local weaponry. Jason Bourne used a double-barrel rifle in the first movie. While these are special agents, they are using weapons obtained from local families.

    Stop or My Mom Will Shoot (terrible movie; but I love it) has the little old lady shooting a giant revolver at the bad guy.

    Men In Black has the farmer and the tow truck driver both armed, although that seemed kind of futile.

    In the movie Shooter, the extended scenes, they explain that they're buying rifles so that Mark Wallberg can take Michael Pena and "lern him sum huntin." So they're pretending to be normal gun owners.

    In the last Rambo, the missionaries pick up guns at the end of the fight, which is very symbolic because at the beginning of the movie they were telling him "it is NEVER right to take a life."

    Multiple FPS video games (such as Half Life and Prey) have you playing the part of a civilian that picks up guns as you go about fighting off aliens.
     
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    Modern Family.

    There is an episode in which it is revealed that Claire (without the knowledge of the rest of her family) is shown to frequent a local indoor range as an escape from her hectic family life. Her younger step-mother Gloria follows her there and proves to be a crack shot.

    There is another episode in which Phil and his father-in-law Jay are shown shooting clays at a "dude ranch" type place. Phil manages to nail a few trick shots. Nothing is made of the guns other than the fact that ultra-manly Jay is a little miffed that Phil can out-shoot him.
     
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    Oh, thought of another one from Big Bang Theory. Sheldon's Mom, a born-again Christain from Texas, was going on a cruise with her church, and one of the events was "gunning for God," where you write your sins on a clay pidgeon, launch it, and blast it away with a 12-gauge shotgun.

    I've been trying to have my Mom start this program at her church for years.
     
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    I was watching Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer with my son tonight and Yukon Jack has a revolver in his belt through the whole show and never uses or mentions it.
     
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    I remember a recent movie with Vince Vaughn where he had a pistol in a quick access safe and there was nothing weird about it. If I remember right, it was a very positive impression and definitely not central to the main story.


    I have to disagree with this. There are almost ALWAYS important things going on in the background or tangent to the main plot that aren't central in telling the story. Very little happens by accident.
     
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    Great episode of "Last Man standing" tonight, Elizondo tells a funny story while holding a camo turkey gun. :)
     
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    Surprised no one has mentioned

    Firefly; is it just me or can no one imagine a future without guns? In a lot of recent science fiction, it seems everybodys' packin'.

    Burn notice: LOL at Maddie Westens' line about: "What kind of a sissy WOULDN'T sleep with a gun under his pillow?"

    Sherlock: Though its' a BBC2 series, not a whimper about the facr that Holmes and Watson both keep Sigs and some of their clients have access as well. Lestrade is summoned to assist in the Hound of Baskerville ep and is strongly encouraged to: "Bring a gun..."
     
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    The Blind Side

    Leigh Anne Touhy: You threaten my son, you threaten me. If you so much as set foot downtown, you will be sorry. I'm in a prayer group with the D.A., I'm a member of the NRA and I'm always packing.

    Alton: Whatchu packin? .22? A little Saturday night special?

    Leigh Anne Touhy: Yep. And it shoots just fine every other day of the week too.
     
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    DAP90- I watched Rudolph last night with my son too and was about to post about Yukon's revolver. You beat me to it!
     
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    Holy Crap! How could I forget Parks and Rec!

    Nick Offerrman's character Ron ,deleted. Swanson is a gun owner. Heck he is shown with a (tacky) gold plated revolver in the credits! There has been numerous time when guns have been depicted in the show and I can only think of once when it was relevant to the plot.

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    The reality show Top Shot portrays guns being used in a normal, proper and safe manner.
     
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    This is pretty good.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1314228/


    Sam Ellliott as a rural Wyoming sheriff hiding two city slickers from NYC so the mob won't find them before they can testify. His wife, played by Mary Steenburgen is the family gun nut. Nothing over the top, but Elliott and his wife make owning a gun look as normal as owning a toaster.
     
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    Myth Busters?
     
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    +1 for the person mentioning the FX show Justified

    Which reminds me, I have yet to finish watching the second season....
     
  20. answerguy

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    The TV series Lost had lots of gun useage, I'm not sure it showed responsible gun use but it showed lot's of it.
     
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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Firefly.
     
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    Well, the OP is talking about shows where guns are present, but not used, spotlighted, talked about, etc. Just shows or movies where a gun in a safe or holster gets as much attention as a hockey stick in a garage or a tennis racket in a locker. It's there. It's visible. But that's it. Just another normal prop that normal people use.

    So shows like Firefly, Top Shot, Mythbusters, etc all don't really apply as they are specifically about guns in some way or guns make up a major part of the action. Not really what the OP is looking for, if I read the post right.
     
  23. Warp

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    I think that maybe 2 people who replied have actually been able to understand that.

    I stand by my input of Couples Retreat. It perfectly meets the OP requirement
     
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    Other than the terrible trigger discipline, that's a great scene.
     
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