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Active Shooters: Meet the Press Film Festival

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PROGRAM 5 - Active Shooters: The Gun Debate Takes Its Next Step

After a year of high-profile shootings, people across the nation are asking why this problem continues. But in the aftermath of a shooting, there is more than just the national debate over regulation guns. Communities affected by gun violence grieve and ask why it had to happen in their hometown. School administrators look at how to prevent a shooting from ever occurring in their buildings. And federal authorities must figure out how to track the guns used in crimes. These films bring viewers to the front lines of the gun debate.

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FILMS

G Is for Gun

Since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, schools in as many as 13 states have started arming teachers as a security measure. How did this happen, and what does it mean for American education? "G is for Gun" follows the story of teachers being trained to kill, and a small city in western Ohio divided by bringing arms into its schools.

Guns Found Here

When there’s a gun crime in America, there’s only one place to go to trace the gun back to its owner: Martinsburg, West Virginia. That’s where the ATF’s National Tracing Center handles roughly 8,000 active traces per day — all while inside a government-mandated technology time capsule that makes searching a database of gun owners impossible.

No Sanctuary

"No Sanctuary" explores human nature and behavior through the personal lens of those who have been affected by America’s indifference to gun violence.

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