Exposing myths & misconceptions

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RE-IGNITING THE GUN DEBATE:
EXPOSING THE MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS

A thoughtful and thought-provoking film

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THE GUN DEBATE HAS STALLED

It is essential that the conversation
be re-started and re-framed

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Over 30,000 Americans are killed every year from gun violence, and double that number live to bear the consequences. Join us today and help us to re-start this critical national conversation.

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The Film

One Nation Under the Gun is a feature length documentary film recognizing that the issue of guns and gun violence in America is more nuanced than what the national media would suggest. We rarely ask why is there a rise in gun sales and an increase in gun-related suicides.  Instead the debate often gets bogged down in the meaning of the Second Amendment…Read More

The Issue

Today’s unprecedented number of guns in circulation, increasing gun sales, and a rise in highly publicized mass shootings, have forced the issue of gun violence into the national conversation. However, in this current period of extreme political rhetoric and partisan rancor, the debate has stalled. Gun rights and gun control advocates paint the other side as paranoid, naive or even anti-American. In truth, each side is rational and their position reasonable when viewed in context… Read More

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Over 30,000 Americans are killed every year from gun violence, and double that number live to bear the consequences. Of those who die, two-thirds are a result of suicide. Of the remaining deaths, a majority happen in concentrated areas in cities, and the victims are African-American with African-Americans only representing 15% of the entire population. If you are ready for a new way to think about and talk about gun violence in America, then here is your opportunity to make this happen… Read More

 

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CONTENT ADVISORS

Dr. Saul Cornell, Fordham University, history

Dr. Firmin Debrabander – Maryland Institute College of Art, philosophy

Dr. Pamela Haag

Dr. Jooyoung Lee – University of Toronto, sociology

Dr. Eric Mankowski – Portland State University, psychology

  • Antecedents to gun violence: Gender and culture. In Gun violence: Prediction, prevention and policy, APA
  • Men’s mental health and masculinities, Encyclopedia of mental health, 2nd edition, vol.3. Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Dr. Heral Shapira – University of Texas – Austin, sociology