tv Documentary RT February 4, 2018 8:30am-9:01am EST
two thousand more than half a million americans have been killed by firearms in the usa five hundred twenty seven thousand people dead and many more injured i decided to return to the subject to track down each gun owner who i'd met and photographed those years ago to understand why despite this death toll there is such fierce resistance to even moderate gun control laws in the us. it's thing i was in there on the trigger that's not what the picture is about he's not trying to harm me. he's trying to protect me. i'm looking out for myself my family friend neighbors.
this is. relaxing. the thought that some people would want to take our guns away to me is so ludicrous because the bad guys thugs the murderers the ripest are always going to have guns and are you would be doing would be to take them away from the good guys from the law abiding citizens people in this country huddle in their houses and throw their dead belts but i want not succumb to this con that is out there. we were at our
church last sunday and our sunday school teacher mike asked the class how many people had gun permits in i would say over two thirds of the members raised their hands. this is a thirty eight taurus and it five cylinder robot for its second sealed camera. and it is concealed so that way it doesn't get tangled or stuck on anything when you try to pull it out of your pocket or your purse if a bad guy tried to. it to my to my family member is he would had better lock with that better now i think it's fair and hearty when i have my my baby's. clothes and this is going to stay that it was just in this neighborhood were our
venture a guess everybody in this letter i doubt anybody does not have a. great sarah's. oh absolutely i can promise you that's the reason they're not coming in stay away from me and they were my home and we will have their problems. well this is one of my favorite things to do. myself. with a bible in one hand and a gun in the other we can make this country one nation under god once again in the name of the founding fathers of this great country don't you ever acquiesce don't ever turn your weapons of war and safety don't ever turn those over to your government it is the great equalizer if two people have a gun they're equal or whoever has the gun they are superior.
every time they pass another gun control law they promise a safety do you know who did the same thing adolf hitler now there's already three hundred fifty million guns in america what are you going to do you go confiscate a will. you're going to make it more difficult for the criminals to get them they already have them they can get them faster than you can the problem with crime in america is recidivism the repeat offender if you want to go after criminals who misuse guns the first time you arrest him give them go after him keep them second make sure that the law abiding citizen is ready capable and prepared to shoot back. you know my motto comes right from the movie cinderella last year is my favorite movie really the motto is in a really was have courage and be kind. to.
god. i want my daughters armed i want my wife armed i want my sons armed and i want them to be able to defend their families we never hurt anybody we don't want to. but at the same time we're not going to just make ourselves an easy target for those who would . rape robin plunder no no way. they have six machine guns in the house ten thousand rounds of ammunition in a closet with a license i have i could get on the phone today and get i could order one hundred machine guns and here in two weeks if i could get anything you know i have
a tank you know it is no and you know. two hundred guns is what i sell the a k forty seven s n e a r fifteen and i got everybody beat in time with the prices because i buy so many of the news people come in and i always blame the gun you know day asked me you know what happened why do you sell guns to kill people. for you so when i tell him i said all these guns were on the wall last night and i walked in this morning and nobody was dead. you know it's stupid you know gun nuts or kill it people look at the people kill the people and they just used a gun to kill people you know use a fork and knife a hammer a screwdriver you know why keep blaming it on the gun or ok just give me just give me forty dollars i want to. just see if you are so good if you study the church every time i spoke with mr griffin ok go on then you hear your theory that it's better. for my daughter who are you. with.
it's my birthday and i got a gun for my birthday what so i'm going to shoot it for the first time are today. we've seen just about everything m. sixteen assault rifles a ar fifteen some models hunting rifles with homemade silencers these guys could have been used by anyone they could menus and robbers the message's and also
homicides there was nineteen years ago those words deal right. since the laws in the state of tennessee of chinese substantially you're allowed to carry guns in parks. guns in bars you know guns in your car or so from a police chief's perspective i would definitely say that probably prefer if we do not have guns in bars. i got a for a tin shack gun from santa cause last year. right now our best selling rifle is the better wesson it's just you know finding an issue that people just you know go to the range and go shoot them. have fun. is
there also are there's a lot of. b.s. thanking me around here or full. oh really seem fair on the animal no. it doesn't. poor b.m. you know. this as well right here the glock semiautomatic pistol is more of the biggest biggest movie guns ever. hear that they know what they're doing because i saw in the movie. they're dangerous we have to go out there and stop them and actually paid them on how to handle a firearm immediately ok one of our most popular self-defense rounds here it is one hundred twenty four grain. jacket whole point is it rapidly hitting organic material such as your for
a couple of metals or else we also have. an a or if you have tank with. huge seller there really is strongly accurate weapon for a very long as you mean someone by the tension of the knife almost definitely i want by my bed for home protection my wife actually has a benelli improved by her bed which is an automatic shotgun. more but what does it have in the next hill bed what does that do to your mornings that does it does it not make you feel constantly vigilant peden no no i mean definitely prepared all the way but i also have a family that i love and care about very much so if you do watch the news you see it all the time home invasion here home invasion there highway shooting i mean it's pretty much it can be like the wild west out here so.
it's. most of shootings take place in domestic situations a sizable number of people who kill other people are so-called law abiding citizens the law abiding citizen produces a lot of the fatalities bama stake in aig or our by accident. several years ago there was a truck a surgeon here in memphis who did a study of murders in two different urban areas. seeing if the presence or absence of guns in our home was a trigger or a protection order then his conclusion was that the presence of the gun was more likely to cause a murder or death by gun then the absence of a god in a whole. new
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else on earth because i want to share what i think what i know about the beautiful guy what breaks it will all chance for. and thinks it's going to take. the protests held against the owner a convention took place ten days after columbine. knew what happened at columbine on april twentieth one thousand nine hundred nine less that two two young men who were intent on killing as many students as they could they opened fire on students outside and then went when when confronted with a police presence they went inside the school. began shooting there went into the library and that's where they think they killed and injured the most students and that's that's where my son once then went worse as the day went on.
no word from him being asked by the police if we could provide a description of him and what he was wearing at one point asking for dental records and being told one point that there was one last school bus bringing students back from columbine. when you're waiting for forty five minutes for a bus that should have only taken a couple of minutes i then began to realize that there was no last school bus. and how old was daniel when he died fifteen.
seventeen years ago when we last met i think it ended in tears for me because i realized again what i what i would do if they came to take my gun and that would be the end of it for. this country for sure and i'm not willing to hand that over. or. no i'm able to do it and i know i would do it. protect my rights. the rights of my friends the rights of my loved ones the rights of this country. struggle you know the
world and didn't think so. or the store i wouldn't let it go easily and probably not while i'm living. i feel like there are a lot of gun owners out there who don't take the responsibility of owning guns carrying guns storing guns i don't think they take it seriously enough why the resistance to regulation. because it leads to more regulation. that's just. piri of a slow we can have the law to protect people from their own stupidity. one hundred eighty degrees backus guys he's a word sexy when they talk about guns i'm not going to but they're all man to. their emotional. no no
no. no. no no no no. no. no no no no no no. a well regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state comma the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. the second amendment and every state constitution guarantees my right to keep and bear arms why for my personal safety and to preserve liberty that's why it's called america. iraq along with solution i've heard him say you need to call i think there's somebody shooting in here. mass shootings in america have become almost commonplace but the sandy hook school massacre where six and seven year olds were targeted by gunman reached
a new level of horror and cops the rules of the american gun debate. today cause me to want to strengthen and absolutely not i think if one of those teachers the principal had ever had had a gun. that young man possibly would not have killed anyone or. do you think it's he. i think a properly trained teacher can and can and. just do you need to deal with i think is friggin fantastic certain school districts are training their teachers so they can carry a weapon. and school. we go through drills and we put ourselves in real scenarios it was interesting to see
how fast we get on the buses how fast we do this who actually got hit by the paint ball gun. straight cool but pretty. scary to the swat team comes in our room and they're like ok everybody out you know put your hands up and we're all put our hands up we're terrified and takes us out so. we had a thought to him yes we did. yes this is a middle school. so. that possibility of oh yeah we could be prepared. what do every single mass shooting have in common gun free zone. i mean there was i think it was an all go all the colorblind.
from my cold dead to. you know i think that part of the problem is that the gun lobby has been very successful in getting their message out much more so than those who want to see reasonable gun laws they control the narrative that you're either for the second amendment or against it you're either for freedom or against freedom there's surest way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good way that god. that you're after these mass shootings gun sales do tend to go up just because people start getting freaked out people think that the government is gonna take our guns i mean i hate seeing the shootings happen but it is definitely it is good for business. and this is a smith and wesson n.n.p.c.
fifteen in is our best selling weapon right now there are pretty tough. here. and. assault weapons truck control the city. what is that this is a semiautomatic rifle. is it is in all an assault weapon no one else. similar magic one pull the trigger one shot and that is what differentiates is it in your eyes the fight the ones fully automatic and the other isn't right why are they called survivor so that. because the media and the left wing politicians one meg bogeyman out as. a tool loses all right let me says if i even about what it is i know i know and i should even call him an assault rifle we're going to it's a military style weapon that's what they want me to say
a sporting gun you know you know different names but it's the same thing it's a military weapon. not a reason to buy an assault rifle is if you're going to make an assault on an enemy position and you need a lot of bullets because you've got a lot of people in the position you're attacking the assault rifle was mere farm solves it seems to me you don't need an assault rifle to kill a deer this this ongoing debates that some people have about whether things like the a k forty seven and the a r fifteen are so weapons or not that whole discussion is absurd that the estee greatest friend and a mass shooter could have. been heading out one. day on one of the. item. to two killers.
went out in search of guns they were under eighteen they got an eighteen year old to go to the gun show to a gun show with them to make the purchase they purposely sought out a private seller that's the so-called gun show loophole where you can go to a gun show you know one table for the licensed dealer you have to go through a background check table of a private seller no background check. yes guns that i sold and everybody sells every gun dealer that i found all around the united states in crimes they should have you know mandatory registration nationwide everybody owns a gun it should be registered and then i am and they're responsible for that weapon why should you let some kid walk in a gun store buy fifteen guns and be able to give him to fifteen of his friends with no receipt even sold them and everything's legal that means guns could be shipped
in from the east coast in the west coast and sold in a newspaper to it to anybody that kit that can't pass a background check that's how the criminals get guns. about forty percent. of all gun sales are private sales they don't go through a background check and these are not going through a license dealer imagine going to an airport and have to go through security and they said ok we're have sixty percent of the people go through security and forty percent can bypass it would you get onto that airplane. i think. i can take you right now thirty three miles from here and buy you anything you want on the side of the road to something like martin dealers' it's out there facebook for example you can buy guns although. you know but just privately proud of it and
that is still legal in tennessee you can as of now you can still be product sales in tennessee but without them without a background check you can't so you can so that any one yes so to sort of introduce the law. that shouldn't be allowed. without. do you should we shouldn't. you know also that after her not. well there needs to be some things done to people where they're back to working again and not being given money by the government to run around and do whatever they will. there's a lot of things we could they're dressed maybe that's not the only problem could be some mental health issues because the drugs cause a major problem i don't know that but we are not the problem. it's. going to be. should anything be done.
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