Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, is ramping up her anti-gun rhetoric in the homestretch of the riotous 2016 election season.
Pelosi (D-CA 12th) announced she will be hosting a screening of the documentary Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA for Congress.
This story from deadline.com says Pelosi will be joined by other congressional members at Thursday’s screening in Washington D.C. “which is said to be a push toward sparking serious conversations about sensible gun legislation.”
The Internet Movie Database says the documentary, directed by Robert Greenwald, “tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims’ families. The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit – and thereby putting people in danger. The film looks into gun tragedies that include unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings and trafficking – and what we can do to put an end to this profit-driven crisis.”
The story says the film had a limited theatrical run in August and that its creators pushed to screen the film around the country at churches, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and schools. An initial VOD release is scheduled for November 1.
Pelosi was part of a group of Democratic lawmakers who staged a sit-in last July in the House of Representatives with the intent of forcing a vote on a gun bill. The effort failed.