Gunned Down

Gunned Down

The Power of the NRA

DVD - 2015
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Frontline investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America.
Publisher: [Boston, MA] : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Alexandria, VA : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2015
ISBN: 9781627892698
Branch Call Number: 363.330973 GUN
Characteristics: video,region 1
DVD,NSTC
stereo
1 DVD (approximately 60 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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graybear3
May 01, 2018

Recommended! We have some sort of mass shooting in this country nearly every WEEK now! Although a fairly high majority of the population wants at least some form of gun control regulation we still see no progress with it in Congress. This video will tell you why that is and the lobby behind the scare tactics that prevent any progress. It boils down to who has the money/power to scare the politicians. They're so focused on winning elections that they can't do what's right. Powerful lobbies like the NRA use ridiculous but effective lies, tactics, and smear campaigns, backed by a few bottomless deep pockets, to run everything because too many people are either too lazy or too busy to become informed on the issues that affect us. Then they go vote for just whatever name they recognize (big money ads), or whoever's picture "looks like a good person". They see/hear something shocking on Facebook, Twitter, or Fox "News" and rather than research it to find out whether it's true or not, they just believe it. PBS and Frontline do an excellent job of informing us of the facts instead of hollow "bumper sticker" slogans.

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ilovewhippets
Jan 10, 2018

The NRA is intent on fighting anyone and everyone who seeks to introduce ANY Gun Reform!
In order to save the many innocent lives and protect the children , the Gun Reform is very much needed! The Gun Reform is the major way the numbers of victims and mass shootings can be reduced!
The Parents and friends, etc of the Victims of Gun Violence and Mass Shootings organized themselves into the non-profit groups to seek this Reform and to speak up against the Gun Violence!
A number of Politicians, disturbed by the many Child Victim Deaths and by the disturbing number of Mass Shootings joined the Fight!

The BBC published this excerpt, "The home front: So many people die annually from gunfire in the US that the death toll between 1968 and 2011 eclipses all wars ever fought by the country. According to research by Politifact, there were about 1.4 million firearm deaths in that period, compared with 1.2 million US deaths in every conflict from the War of Independence to Iraq."
I urge you to read the full report!

The NRA is very well organized, with the unlimited funds and much govt lobbying! It is the Goliath of today!
Any Politician seeking to introduce the Gun Reform has been villified by the NRA through their Smear Campaign in the full-page Newspaper Ads, TV Ads, Social Media, etc! The careers and lives are often destroyed by this organization! NRA uses dirty tactics! It does not seem to have much integrity! We cannot have anarchy when it comes to gun ownership! The lives of the victims matter! Their deaths cannot be in vain!

Australia had the same problem and a large number of deaths from the mass shootings and the gun violence! Australian Govt introduced the Gun Reforms, and has seen a sharp, substantial decline in the number of deaths and injuriest!
There have been Zero Mass Shootings in the past Twenty Years since the Australian Reform in 1996, and a Decrease of Gun Deaths by Twenty Percent! Do check this out!
Australia did this by restricting the ownership of certain self-loading semi-automatic rifles and shotguns and by the gun buy- back program!

It worked for Australia and it will, also, work for the US!

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VcrRocker
Feb 21, 2017

PBS - in it's usual intelligent fashion - runs us through the shootings that were sensationally reported to us by the mainstream media - columbine, sandy hook (but no mention of Virginia Tech oddly). This film came out in Jan 2015 - when the USA would then embark on the deadliest 24 months of "mass shooting" sprees (3 or more dead), plus the uprising of Black Lives Matters - the gift of Barack Obama through 2015 and 2016. And you have a problem with Trump? Watch, on youtube, a doc called "The Killing of America 1982" - and pontificate what that film would look like if it was updated to Jan 2017 - throw in 200,000 dead Mexicans (drug war) and you can see the wave of violence gripping all of North America. Where will we all be in 10 years time? Gunned Down - sobering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Crzm5ODbs

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naturalist
Sep 23, 2015

“How Did Jesus Come to Love Guns and Hate Sex?”
by Morgan Guytown, posted April 19, 2013 om Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/morgan-guyton/how-did-jesus-come-to-love-guns-and-hate-sex_b_3113736.html
and watch . . .
Bowling For Columbine 2002
directed by Michael Moore 1954-

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