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A gripping drama about three lives irrevocably changed when a gun is accidentally fired on a busy Los Angeles street, the movie unflinchingly explores the consequences of gun violence in America. After an argument with his wife Phoebe, Mark is suddenly felled by a random bullet, and lies bleeding on the pavement with a chest wound. With Phoebe desperately trying to stop the bleeding as Mark fights for his life, they both wait for an ambulance to arrive.
Publisher: [United States] : Great Point Media, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD SHOT 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Jul 30, 2018

All quotes are from Special Features "Gun Violence Infographics" with updated statistics as cited:

Americans are 25 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than people in other developed countries
Gun Violence Archive – Incidents in 2017 (January 1 – JuL 28, 2017
Gun Homicides per 100,000 residents (Western developed Countries, updated per wikipedia:)

USA 4.62
Canada 0.63
Greece 0.53
Portugal 0.42
Italy 0.35
Denmark 0.22
France 0.21
Spain 0.15
Germany 0.07
U.K. 0.06
Iceland/Luxembourg 0.00
Number of gun-related deaths has been increasing as well over the past few years: from 33,594 in 2014 to 36,252 in 2015 to 38,658 in 2016; Motor vehicle fatality rate in U.S. 32,744 in 2014 to 35,485 in 2015 to 37,461 in 2016 (Latest posted in wiki.)

Jul 30, 2018

More Americans have died from guns in the US since 1968 (1968-2015 with 1.516,863 million firearm-related deaths) than on battlefields of all the wars in American history. (NYT, Aug 26, 2015)
War Deaths
Revolutionary War 4,435
War of 1812 2,260
Mexican War 13,283
Civil War (Union and Confederate, estimate) 750,000
Spanish-American War 2,446
World War I 116,516
World War II 405,399
Korean War 36,574
Vietnam War 58,220
Persian Gulf War 383
Afghanistan War 2,363
Iraq War 4,492
Other wars (includes Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Somalia and Haiti) 362

TOTAL 1,396,733
Gunfire deaths

Jul 30, 2018

The US accounts for 90% of women killed by guns in high income countries.
Gun Ownership in USA
318 million citizens
270 million guns
(Worldwide 320 million guns)
36% of American households own guns in 2016. 14% of them – 7.7 million or 3% of the US population–own anywhere between eight to 140 guns.
Population of the world 7.13 billion
Civilian-owned guns in the world 644 million
Homicides by firearm per 1 million people (In advanced countries according to the Human Development Index Numbers are for 2012.
Australia 1.4
New Zealand 1.6
Germany 1.9

Belgium 6.8
Switzerland 7.7
USA 29.7

Jul 30, 2018

If guns were as regulated as cars:
Title and tag at each point of sale
Gun training
Written test
Practical test
Health requirements
Liability insurance on each gun
Renewals and inspections at intervals
Who pays for firearm assaults (2003-2013)
Self-pay 31.6%
Medicaid 30.5%
Private/HMO 18.3%
Medicare 2.6%
Cost distribution of gun hospitalizations, 2004-2014:
$0 to $50K 13%
$50K to $100K 21%
$100K to $150K 12%
$150 to $200L 10%
$200K+ 45%

Jul 30, 2018

13 States now allow permitless gun carry (Updated from wiki:)
1 Alaska
2 Arizona
3 Arkansas
4 Idaho (residents only)
5 Kansas
6 Maine
7 Mississippi
8 Missouri
9 New Hampshire
10 North Dakota (residents only; concealed carry only)
11 Vermont
12 West Virginia
13 Wyoming (residents only)
U.S. states that have a limited form of permitless concealed carry:
1 Illinois (Unloaded and Fully Enclosed Weapon and loaded magazine)
2 Montana (outside city limits)
3 New Mexico (unloaded weapon & loaded magazine, vehicle carry)
4 Oklahoma (residents of constitutional carry states)
40% of unintentional child shooting deaths take place in the room where the gun is stored.
Arms have changed - musketeers in 1791, but the 2nd Amendment has not. We have the right to bear arms but is it right to bear arms?
Fatal suicide attempts (1990 -1997)
Cutting 5.1%
Poison 7.4%
Firearm 96.5%
More than 32,000 persons die and over 67,000 persons are injured by firearms each year.

Jul 30, 2018

Firearm injuries result in over $48 billion in medical and work loss costs annually, particularly fatal firearm injuries.
The total estimated lifetime medical and work-loss costs associated with fatal injuries in 2013 was $214 billion.
FY2015 336 days, 355 mass shootings
511 Days. 555 Mass Shootings. Zero Action from Congress. NYT’s Jun 12, 2016 to Nov 6, 2017.
Mass shootings in the U.S.: 346 mass shootings occurred in 2017.
The number of mass shootings in the US this year reached 154 on Thursday. Jun. 28, 2018


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Jul 30, 2018

It explored the ramifications of a random gun-shot accident, the immense human and financial costs (per CDC: The total estimated lifetime medical and work-loss costs associated with fatal injuries in 2013 was $214 billion) of the white victim Wyle (Dr. Carter in ER and The Librarian,) the brown teen with the gun, their loved ones and the large crew of healthcare professionals doing their jobs. Don't miss the Special features: Gun violence infographics (See "Quotes".)

May 16, 2018

Well done low budget movie about a guy being accidentally shot.


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