Under the Gun Documentary Premieres May 15

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Under the Gun, a documentary produced and narrated by Katie Couric, will premiere on EPIX on May 15th.  The documentary was well-reviewed and has already won a number of awards.

It’s a must-watch for anyone concerned about the epidemic of gun violence in our nation.

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At the premiere of her new documentary Under the Gun, the long-time journalist told reporters: “I’ve covered these mass shootings for many many, many years. Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook. For me, Sandy Hook was a moment where the entire country said, ‘Something has to stop.’ “

“After nothing got done following Sandy Hook, I just couldn’t understand how 90 percent of the population favored universal background checks, and yet our elected officials couldn’t get that done. And I wanted to understand why, and that’s why I made this film,” she adds.

Under the Gun follows the families impacted by mass shootings in Newton,Aurora, Isla Vista and Tucson, as well as families who experience daily gun violence in Chicago.

“‘Scrupulously comprehensive and decidedly fair,’ the film looks at why, after one mass shooting after another, lawmakers have not taken meaningful action.”  New York Times