I am binge watching a TV series about a county sheriff from Wyoming, written by people from NYC and California.
In one episode, the sheriff notices a woman carrying a gun on her hip. She notices him noticing. She explains: It’s Registered.
NO. It ISN’T. Wyoming doesn’t have gun registration. and open carry there is legal without any sort of permit.
Later in the same show, they make a big deal about finding an unregistered handgun under the bed. Again, perfectly legal in Wyoming.
In a previous episode, the murder weapon is assumed to be some variation of 45-70 Govt caliber rifle. It is then described as a caliber from a rare old sniper rifle made by “Sharps”. It was also described as a “Horse Killer” NO! That’s NOT what it is. It’s a common caliber for hunting. It is widely available in every gun shop in Wyoming, not just Antique dealers. You can get them in brand new guns from Marlin and Remington. You can even get pistols chambered in 45-70 (expect a huge fireball). And not a “horse killer” round. Cowboys don’t shoot their horses, unless the horse stops being good at “horsing”. It’s a Buffalo gun. They shot buffalo with it in the old West.
I can understand that California douchebag writers making their big break in Hollywood wouldn’t know about such things. But the internet is right there at their fingertips. If I can look up this stuff up, they can too. And a TV show about enforcing the LAW should take a few basic editorial steps to get it right.
EDIT: They did it again last night. Episode where a cattle truck was highjacked. The highjackers sprayed the truck with bullet holes. the deputy saw the shell casings on the ground and said, “looks like five-fifty six caliber”. No. It isn’t. You can say it as “five point five six” or “Five-five-six” or even “Tow-Two-Three”. But NOT “Five fifty six”. Moron actors just reading the lines on the script and not having any clue at all how to read the numbers they see. Stupid directors don’t correct them because they are reading the same script and it looks right to them. The whole lot of them don’t know anything about guns, Wyoming, or living in the country and should probably hire someone who does.