Hannah Levintova, interviewing filmmaker Mark Silver – “3.5 Minutes, 10 Bullets, and 1 Racially Charged Tragedy” | Mother Jones

MJ: You’re from the UK, which treats firearms very differently than the United States does. How did that affect the film’s outlook? MS: I like to think that it gave me a less judgmental perspective. It’s always weird coming to the US and seeing how powerful the gun lobby is and how passionate some people are about the use of guns when you come from a place where hardly any of our police have guns. I understand philosophically the right to self-defense and the Second Amendment. But consider what practical effect these concepts have. It’s very simple: If there wasn’t a gun in Michael Dunn’s car, Jordan Davis would not be dead, and Michael Dunn would not be spending the rest of his life in prison. The gun created a totally different narrative.

via 3.5 Minutes, 10 Bullets, and 1 Racially Charged Tragedy | Mother Jones.

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Hannah Levintova, interviewing filmmaker Mark Silver – “3.5 Minutes, 10 Bullets, and 1 Racially Charged Tragedy” | Mother Jones