5 Movie Myths About Guns

For starters, it's hard to blow up a car with one
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2010 5:00 PM CDT
Hollywood plays loose with gun facts.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Hollywood just loves its guns, but it doesn't always get the facts straight. Robert Evans of Cracked.com busts 5 common gun myths:

  • Bullets blow up cars and stuff (Jaws, Casino Royale, Matrix Reloaded): If it were that easy to make flammable things go boom, every car accident "would look like a Michael Bay movie."

  • Enough with the cocking (Boondock Saints, Die Hard, Reservoir Dogs): Sounds cool and suspenseful on the big screen, but it doesn't apply to many modern weapons.
  • Silencers make guns silent (Die Hard 2, No Country for Old Men, and nearly every James Bond movie): They don't work as well in real life. For the most part, they make a loud gun sound like a slightly less loud gun.
Click here to read about the other myths.

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