'FRONTLINE: Gunned Down - The Power of the NRA'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS)
Overview: Frontline's 'Gunned Down' is an investigation into the NRA, its political evolution and influence, and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new gun control legislation.
DVD Verdict: In 'Gunned Down - The Power of the NRA', FRONTLINE investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, 'Gunned Down' further examines why, despite the national trauma over gun violence, Washington hasn't acted.
What we, sadly, primarily learn (rediscover) from this Frontline documentary is that US Congress will not pass any legislation in regard to guns. Giving all the credit to one individual who speaks for NRA is as absurd as thinking that one group or one organization controls US Congress. If that NRA spokesman is that qualified in manipulating votes in his favor in US Congress, then Republicans or Democrats better hurry and get him in their camp ASAP. Those reps in US Congress vote what their constituents want otherwise they will not have a job. Gun is not a red or blue issue, it is an American issue.
Law abiding citizens who may or may not own a gun, who are protective of any issue in regard to guns, who choose to vote since they know and understand the system. To ignore the wish of those citizens who vote and go through the process accordingly, but yet get painted by the producers of this documentary that NRA brainwashes not only its members but anyone else in regard to gun issues, is way, way beyond any human intelligence to me. Sorry, but that's just how I feel, especially after having now watched this PBS documentary. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.