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Under the Gun (2016)

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A look at the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre where 20 children were murdered at their school by a resentful, gun-obsessed shooter, but led to no changes in American federal gun laws.

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Stephanie Soechtig

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Brian Lazarte (as Brian David Lazarte), Mark Monroe | 1 more credit »
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Katie Couric ... Self - Narrator
Ted Cruz ... Self (archive footage)
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A drastic rise in mass shootings has ripped across the US in recent years. Despite a growing body count and the chorus of outrage that comes with it, America has failed to respond. The film explores why this is and how the firearms industry's lobbying group, the National Rifle Association, has developed a stranglehold on the politics of the issue. Searing and powerful, Under the Gun ultimately gives a human face to a crisis that is scarring the conscience of a nation.

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In the gun debate, truth is the ultimate weapon

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Rated R for some strong language including a crude reference
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The statement that buying firearms in a private party sale across borders is legal, is a lie. Federal law prohibits anyone, except Federal Firearms License holders, from selling to a person from another state, and even FFL dealers are limited to long guns. Another Federal felony confessed to, committed 4 times, is the straw purchase, buying the guns for someone else. All parties involved could be going to prison, See more »

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Katie Couric Edited documentary to silence pro gun opinions
25 May 2016 | by thewinterstudioSee all my reviews

According to an article by David Hookstad writing for The Daily Caller

Newly surface audio revealed that a Katie Couric-hosted documentary, called "Under the Gun," intentionally edited video to make pro-gun Americans appear dumbfounded.

In the clip, Couric asks a group of pro-gun individuals from the Virginia Citizens Defense League, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?" In the film, the pro-gun group appears to be stunned into silence, with no apparent answer to the question. But a separate audio recording of the conversation reveals that the group responded quickly, and hit Couric back with nearly 4 minutes of thoughts on the subject. Virginia Citizens Defense League president Philip Van Cleave told The Washington Free Beacon, "Katie Couric asked a key question during an interview of some members of our organization. She then intentionally removed their answers and spliced in nine seconds of some prior video of our members sitting quietly and not responding. Viewers are left with the misunderstanding that the members had no answer to her question.


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13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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