Archie is inflamed by an anti-gun editorial on the news and gets into a massive argument with Mike and Gloria about gun control that ends with him calling the station and scheduling a televised rebuttal. When he gets on television, he makes a fool out of himself by suggesting, among other things, that the best way to deal with hijacked airlines is to arm the passengers before their get on board and take the guns away with they depart. At Kelsey's bar after the editorial airs, the family shares a drink when a man comes in who saw the broadcast. He seems nice until he robs them at gunpoint. Written by
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This was the second season premiere and the show opening is slightly different. In the first season opener, as Jean Stapleton hits her screechy high note, the audience's laughter can be heard under the note. Starting with this episode and for the rest of the season, no audience laughter is heard. See more
Archie told the family that his TV editorial contains the line "car accidents cause more deaths than guns every year", then the hold-up man at Kelcy's quoted Archie as saying "Guns are like free speech" and "Guns are what brings law and order to our cities"; none of which had appeared in the actual editorial. See more
[Archie is delivering en editorial on a local TV station
Good evening, everybody. This here is Archie Bunker of 704 Hauser Street, veteran of the big war, speaking on behalf of guns for everybody. Now, question: what was the first thing that the Communists done when they took over Russia? Answer: gun control. And there's a lot of people in this country want to do the same thing to us here in a kind of conspiracy, see. You take your big international bankers, they want to - whaddya call -...
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