I have been watching MacGyver on Netflix. This was one of my favorite television shows in my childhood. I also believe the show is nothing more than one massive Victorinox commercial. No, I owned a Swiss Army Knife before the show aired in the mid-80s. I already mentioned that a SAK was one of my first knives, and in fact they are one of my favorite pocket knives. (If you do not own one go get one now!) MacGyver though made these knives extremely popular in the mid to late 80s, and even to this day many people association SAKs with the MacGyver television show.
Here is a link to a website that lists all the SAKs that MacGyver used by tv episode: click here.
As for the fact MacGyver does not normally utilize firearms … I can careless. I know the actor is trying to make some silly political point, of which go watch SG-I and laugh about that stupidity. Truth is the 1980s were a different time. The A-Team had guns galore in it, but the violence was comicbookish similar to the old 1960s Batman tv show. There were just some things they did not do back then, for better or worse. As a kid I never thought about it. I just enjoyed watching the character help people, kick butt, and come up with crazy ideas to win. That was the only important thing to me, and it still is because it just entertainment.