Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Friday, April 13, 2018
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

Through personal stories, this film reports how guns affect the lives of everyday Americans. People’s lives across the country are changed by guns in cases of domestic violence, deliberate or random shootings and killings on city streets, by children killing other children after finding unsecured guns at home, and by mass-killings by automatic weapons in theaters, at music venues, and in schools. There were 372 mass shootings (4 or more people killed or injured) in the U.S. in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870 people, according to the Mass Shooting Tracker. Background checks and waiting periods on those buying guns are not required in person-to-person sales or at gun shows. Politically powerful gun companies, the NRA, and gun industry lobbyists resist responsible legislation for the sake of lucrative incomes. One gun manufacturer is reported to make a profit of 70% on  its weapon sales. The film will encourage you to join the students in Florida and elsewhere in raising a din of protest until more is accomplished in banning assault weapons and preventing the deranged from buying weapons of any kind.

Please plan to stay after the film for a community discussion.

All our films are free and open to the public, but donations are gratefully accespted to cover the cost of these events. Thank you!

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 100 min

Director: Robert Greenwald

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