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Guns In America

Guns In America


After Newtown: "Guns in America" is an unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice; from 19th Century immigrant riots to gangland violence in the Roaring Twenties; from the Civil War to Civil Rights, guns have been at center of our national narrative for four hundred years. Americans have relied on guns to sustain communities, challenge authority, and keep the peace. Efforts to curtail their distribution and ownership have triggered epic political battles. On one side, the cry for gun control gets louder with each mass shooting. And on the other, Charlton Heston's 2000 rallying cry, "From my cold, dead hands," still resonates across the land. (Source: PBS)
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Prev: 1x01 -- SPECIAL! (Feb/19/2013)


A history of guns in America, beginning with the first European settlements in the New World. Also: the political battles that have erupted over gun-control initiatives; the competing visions of national identity that guns and gun control represent.

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Classification: Documentary
Genre: Action | Drama | Educational | Family
Status: New Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 19, 2013
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