As we know, guns don’t kill people, people do.
However, after recent events in Las Vegas, it seems fair to say that guns make it a whole lot easier to kill (and maim) a whole lot of people very quickly. And you can do it from the comfort of your own hotel room… [Sorry if this seems too soon/too harsh but the NRA should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for propagating such a dangerous and cynical line.]
If only the USA could pay more attention to delivering the basic right to life enshrined in its Constitution and a little less on the right to bear things that remove that right so easily. But, unless and until that happens, films – particularly American ones – will continue to feature and even celebrate the power of the gun (Clint Eastwood’s apparent raison d’être). Feel free to pick one of those but I’m going for Gus van Sant’s Elephant, his approximation of the Columbine massacre. Disaffected, alienated youths really shouldn’t have easy access to lethal weapons; neither should a man my age, like Stephen Paddock.
What films about guns and their users would you recommend?