Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Over the past two years the discovery channel's American guns featured the -- family and their Colorado based business gun smoke gun.
But days after the tragic sandy -- elementary shooting discovery announced the show would not be brought back for a third season.
That was news to family patriarch and firearm expert rich Wyatt -- that he has yet to be given the official word that his reality show is not being -- -- We're very sad that.
Our show has come to an end on Discovery Channel for now we had two great seasons and discovery to it was a fantastic partner and you never know the outcry from people right now they may want -- -- back there's been quite.
And upheaval of people who want to see American guns on for season three we really enjoyed it in my family I -- a great time.
We even with the cameras ascent the -- say all the talk of gun control and President Obama as newly appointed gun control task for.
Has caused a spike in their sales.
People are -- -- -- totally concerned about this and they're going out and get all the guns ammunition high capacity magazines.
And concealed weapons permits that they can -- sign up for training to learn how to use guns.
And you know.
Some people might say you're taken advantage the tragedy we're not we -- -- -- tragedies a horrible thing.
This is the neighboring town from where I was born and raised I bought my first car and sandy hook in Newtown Connecticut.
And now we're devastated by what happens.
But we also realize the only thing that could ever stop this from happening was a good person aren't ready to be there and -- -- -- guys tracks by shooting which is what he needed.
Rich's wife Renee who also start on American -- Says the new -- massacre hit very close to home.
-- -- went through the roof went and TV show started it's been incredible.
Support and response.
It now what through the roof again.
-- we are absolutely devastated our daughter turned six years old today.
-- -- -- -- And we have some very strong ties to the Connecticut community night my husband was born and raised there.
It's absolutely devastating I started crying when I heard about what happened and every single day we pray for the people in Connecticut and and we feel.
-- absolutely devastated by what happened.
Our business definitely has been affected -- -- very positive way but that by no means camp about her over how that all.
How we feel about what happening.
Absolutely tragic and we are deeply deeply patent.
-- -- why it's also responded to Internet criticism that their show glorify gun culture in a dangerous way.
-- the people that they can our show -- -- -- culture negative way they're just wrong and it's hard to get through those people those same people to go watch all the blockbuster movies that represented guns and really a negative fashion.
In our -- specifically.
We always promoted very safe responsible gone Italy.
We think it's very very important.
Not -- -- more things we really pushed on the shelf and we always come forward with training you need to have a gun and house which he needed a lot of responsibly.
And safely use it.
That's critical anybody can produce a gun into their home.
You know not only that I think -- -- hole.
With the story on our mainly an -- and we didn't and interaction between our family members and people in life.
It wasn't just an out building guns shooting guns blowing up but.
That is a part of her parents but it is not the whole show not -- -- -- American guns may not be the only gun related TV casualty there's been no word as to whether the discovery shows sons of guns we'll return.
And the network confirmed that rocker and outspoken pro gun activist Ted Nugent will not be back on the network.
You know Ted Nugent is a great friend of ours that we love the show and what are you guys and he loves -- And when they take away shows like American guns and Ted Nugent gun country.
I'd be taken away from the public I think if you look at the outcry since they've announces.
If you look at discovery -- FaceBook page is just blown up.
With complaints about Americans want to see these shelves and so you know I just hope that they -- that they bring him back.
But despite this seemingly abrupt end to their once popular reality programmer and they insist they have no hard feelings.
I'm very humbled.
And very honored to be included in the discovery family.
We have a wonderful experience that we -- connections there that lasts a lifetime.
I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity that we've -- and I have no ill will.
All you know they -- TV we don't they know what's right and and what's wrong.
And their area.
An and I totally respect and trust their judgment on that -- It will never be anybody that can say that I didn't appreciate the opportunity that we were given for us and our children.
And I would.
Definitely leave it that we we have a lot more -- there's no doubt in my mind.
But if it's not the right time and it's not the right place and not right and I I you know because that -- And although Discovery Channel insider told fox or 11 they dump the show because there were simply no news story lines to pursue with American guns the -- -- -- different.
And who knows this may not the end of their time on the small screen.
I think America is starving to see American guns.
And we had so much more story to tell you can't believe I mean this thing could go on for years and years and years I hope that we can continue its relationship -- Discovery Channel.
They brought us to the table on tonight we're very loyal people.
We'd like to continue to but if they don't.
We've already had plenty of calls from other people who would like to show this on their team.
Filter by section