Seems there's a new reality show on cable that uses footage from security cameras in a gun shop. Or it could be a regular TV show made to look like it's a reality show...or something. I'm so far out of the TV loop that I wouldn't possibly be able to tell the difference. But, what the heck - I can review a TV show even though I don't own a TV!
Anyway, "Lock 'n Load" focuses on the interaction between customers and the "star" of the show, an actor working at the shop to make extra money, who strikes up conversations with them, attempting to suss out their reasons for wanting to purchase a gun. (I'm assuming that the customers are real, not actors. Kind of like a "Hey! You're on gun shop candid camera!" thing.)
I have mixed feelings about this - on one hand, it could be another example of entertainment (or art, or design) trying to use guns to be "edgy." For instance, people who are in no way related to the gun culture think that if you take a plain white t-shirt, adorn it with an image of a gun, it will suddenly, somehow, become a T-SHIRT. Unfortunately, if that's sort of thing the producers of the show were aiming for, they've completely missed their mark. (heh - gun pun)
The show has been called "boring" - a fact that might be a bad thing for the series' future but is, in fact, a really good thing for us.
"Lock 'n Load" proves that gun owners are just folk and that buying a firearm is frequently no more exciting or controversial than a trip to the shoe store. Imagine that.