Under the Gun
In the gun debate, truth is ultimate weapon.
An examination of the events and people who have kept the gun debate fierce and the progress slow, even as gun deaths and mass shootings continue to increase. Specifically looks at the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre where 20 children were murdered by a resentful, gun-obsessed shooter, but led to no changes in American federal gun laws. From filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric, the team behind the 2014 obesity doc Fed Up.
"In the past few years, a drastic rise in mass shootings has ripped across the United States, compounding an epidemic of gun violence. Despite a growing body count at the hands of guns, and the outpour of shock and outrage that comes with it, our nation has failed to respond with meaningful action. What is keeping the two sides of this debate - those favoring stricter gun control laws and Second Amendment purists like the NRA - from finding common ground?... A documentary that is scrupulously comprehensive and decidedly fair to both sides of one of the most polarising issues that is tearing our country apart." (Sundance Film Festival)