We Are All Newtown – Part 3

  • Short Film (0:10:28) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 4/3/2017

Part 3 of the web series “We Are All Newtown” goes to Tallahassee, Florida, where Mayor Andrew Gillum, the local sheriff, a student victim of a shooting at Florida State University, and NRA gun safety instructors are dealing with what gun safety measures are needed to protect the lives of local citizens. But pro-gun groups have sued the city of Tallahassee over its gun safety laws and the Florida legislature threatened the mayor and other local officials with fines and penalties. The student, who was paralyzed when he was shot in Tallahassee’s Strozier Library, says he believes allowing for open campus carry of guns would not have prevented the fate that befell him. Tallahassee Sheriff Walt McNeil is encouraged by middle-ground views he sees in his community as he calls for civil dialogue on the use of firearms. We also meet local NRA members who wrestle with their commitment to 2nd Amendment rights while supporting the need for “common sense” gun policy reform to reduce gun deaths, reminding us that “we are all Newtown.” This series is part of Independent Lens‘s commitment to fostering collaboration between filmmakers and journalists. “We Are All Newtown” was originally published by People Magazine.

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