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Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA

Wednesday, January 18

Released:  2016
Director: Robert Greenwald
Run time: 1 hour, 43 minutes
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Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims' families. The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit - and thereby putting people in danger.

The film looks into gun tragedies that include unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings and trafficking - and what we can do to put an end to this profit-driven crisis. Through this film and campaign, Brave New Films will work with partners to fight for a country where public safety is more valued than profit.

The facts:

  • "Women are 500% more likely to be killed if their abuser has a gun"
  • "Up to 40% of gun owners do not go through background checks."
  • "There are over 100 gun shows every week in the U.S."
  • "7 children are killed by guns every day in the United States."
  • "CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's income was $927,863 in 2014."

(Source: Official film site, http://www.bravenewfilms.org/makingakilling)

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