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PVP Democrats Monthly Meeting — Different Day this Month!
June 12, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
JUNE GENERAL MEETING (one week earlier than usual to avoid Father’s Day)
Date/Time: Sunday, June 12th @ 2:30pm
Social time: 2:00pm
Location: PVP Library, Community Room
Topic: Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA, a documentary from Brave New Films
Noted filmmaker Robert Greenwald’s latest documentary has the NRA squarely in its sights. The firearms industry in the US has annual revenues at over $11 billion, but as Greenwald points out, their profits come at the heartbreaking expense of one firearm death happening every 16 minutes in this country. Although 92% of Americans favor background checks on all gun buyers, this has never been a substantive legislative consideration, without a doubt due to pressure such as the $27 million spent by gun lobbyists to sway Congressional races in 2014. “There are many who are not taking sufficient steps to take guns away from abusers, and some of that goes back to the legislators, to the morally and financially corrupt elected officials,” Greenwald states.
Known for his politically to-the-point documentaries that involve such topics such as the political influence of the Koch brothers, Walmart’s treatment of low wage workers, and how the Bush administration misled Americans on the Iraq war, in this documentary Greenwald calls for gun storage regulations (did you know that in 2015, toddlers killed more Americans than Americans killed terrorists?), tougher background checks, restrictions on interstate trade and longer waiting periods for gun buyers. Ironically, he is NOT making a killing on this movie. With a goal to save lives, his Brave New Films production company is offering this film to organizations like ours for free! Greenwald said he hopes that viewing this will inspire people, especially in this election year, to get involved in the anti-gun violence movement.