A Day in the Life of the American Gun

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  • In the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the gun debate has divided the country yet again. This ABC News Nightline special edition looks at both sides of the argument. From violent street shootings in Philadelphia and Chicago, to rural Utah where the Butler family carries on a cherished family tradition of game hunting with high-power rifles, to a Dallas shooting range that has a packed Ladies Night. Can Americans find common ground in this debate? Can we live by the gun without dying by the gun?


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 10, 2013.
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  • Introduction: A Day in the Life of the American Gun (1:52) -- Chicago Emergency Rooms (2:13) -- Open Carry in Virginia (0:53) -- Gun Response to Various Threats (1:42) -- Gun Enthusiasts in Utah (2:32) -- Gun Rights Advocate (1:08) -- Dallas Gun Range (1:30) -- Examples of Bullets From Victims (2:08) -- Cycle of Gun Violence and Protection (1:07) -- Are More Guns the Answer? (0:31) -- Credits: A Day in the Life of the American Gun (0:04)
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