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Discovery Channel Cancels ‘American Guns’

Discovery cancels American Guns

Discovery Channel has canceled the series American Guns, a reality show that follows a family of gun makers in Colorado. In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages were inundated with comments calling for the show to be taken off the air.

One person tweeted, “With Discovery shows like ‘Sons of Guns’, ‘American Guns’, ‘Ted Nugent’s Gun Country’ etc it’s not surprising how guns r seen as acceptable.”

Another person wrote on Facebook, “I know you all have to make money but would Discovery Channel PLEASE consider ceasing to broadcast the show in the U.K.? Sadly your program makes buying/owning guns seem fun, glamorous, even normal.”

Supporters of the show were unhappy with Discovery Channel’s decision. One person wrote:

“Seriously sad to see this show was cancelled. Here was a show that rarely showcased ‘assault rifles’ more concentrated on high end weapons. Never once was the objective to ‘shoot’ someone or to have killings like, oh say, how Hollywood does. The Wyatt family were a great family that showed respect, taught history, and business values.”

Another supporter wrote, “I never watched the show, but it’s a travesty that the show be cancelled because of the actions of a lunatic. Discovery will be hearing from me about this, I will no longer watch their crap channel.”

A Discovery Channel representative told Fox411 that the show had been canceled and would not be returning for a third season. However, the representative would not verify or deny that the show had been canceled because of the shooting.

Do you think Discovery Channel should have canceled American Guns, or was this a “knee jerk reaction”?

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9 Responses to “Discovery Channel Cancels ‘American Guns’”

  1. Allen Dorak

    Ridiculous! Done watching that channel! Thanks for nothing!!!!!!!!

  2. Chuck Hoyt

    I'll sadly stop watching Disc Ch. I love so many shows on there but canceling that show because of an idiot like this one is rediculous

  3. René Coquet

    Wow..what to say..Such a tragedy that happened! Such a tragedy with all the mass shootings that have happened. But after such events, everyone is looking for the scapegoat…someone or something to blame. There are so many factors and arguments that surround this now touchy subject. But I don't think that Discovery Channels programs are to blame, in fact those shows promoted family values, business and work ethics, as well as gun safety! I'm sure the people involved with the recent events did not get their ideas from these shows. It is quite obvious they were messed up in their heads in the first place! It would be a shame to cancel these shows, and Discovery Channel does a great job in promoting and producing shows that are fit for the whole family! Our prayers and hearts are with the families of these tragedies! But lets start looking at REAL solutions to these problems, not cancelling reality shows.

  4. Dave Hansen

    This show isn't related to school shootings. Discovery probably just didn't like the ratings. Who knows? Their latest show Jungle Gold sucked.

  5. Allen Dorak

    Ridiculous, TV, Movies, Video Games depict the killing and murder of children and Law Enforcement, yet nobody bans those things. Guns are NOT the Enemy Here is is the Evil that uses them as the device of destruction. Please keep in mind that Evil has better ways if they choose to use them. I have lost all respect for the Discovery Channel!

  6. Brian Alexander

    Due to the Discovery Channel caving in to the anti-gun media and canceling "Family Guns and Sons of Guns", I am going have your channel dropped from my cable provider. Both shows promote safe and responsible gun ownership.

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