American Guns Cancelled!

Wow, to pick today of all days to cancel a television show. If you are fan of Rich Wyatt, his wife Renne, son Kurt Wyatt and daughter Paige Wyatt, you are going to have watch reruns. Despite great ratings, Discovery trashed the show today:

Discovery Channel’s popular reality show about a family of gun makers, “American Guns,” came under intense scrutiny in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut grade school, with people flooding the show’s Facebook page calling for its cancelation.

Paige Waytt, Rich Wyatt, Renne Wyatt, and Kurt Wyat

Paige Waytt, Rich Wyatt, Renne Wyatt, and Kurt Wyatt

“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,” wrote one.  Another tweeted, “Dear Discovery Channel: it’s not appropriate showing the program American Guns now!” Another weighed in: “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.”

It seems the critics may have been heard.

1.21 million people die in car crashes per year. And worldwide, they cost $518 billion. Shall we cancel car shows too?