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of independence. free circulation of guns was one of the first flows put in place by the revolutionaries. even if the time of war has ended for many americans carrying a firearm remains and in a right as important as freedom of religion or expression. they carry on and on. and the same problem or at a time. problem. paradoxically while crime levels have lowered since two thousand and five the sale of guns keeps on rising. the subject divides american society with the pro arms on one side and the anti arms on the other. consequently each state has their own legislation for regulating the sale and carrying of guns the twenty seven states in red on the map have lenient laws the twenty three grey ones are more repressive america is divided into. more and more american women think that being armed is the same as being free. single women
mothers retiree's for them buying a pistol is as natural as doing the washing some are real enthusiastic. i have been saving up and i have sacrificed something else to be able to have the money to get the gun that i don't mind what is their motivation and why are they scared. you know there can be some type of intrusion but i happen to have a fire out of the lobby and powers behind arms manufacturers rally their cause. that's been popular with women is for the ladies because it's pink. all over america we have met women who uphold the right to bear arms. on a deserted street with a wild west feel to it we find ourselves in the heart of. texas. y. o.
ranch two hundred kilometers away from the nearest town the women who get off this bus are housewives business women and even grandmothers all are members of the diva wow. club for those craving a life outdoors. that's their goal to have fun with other like minded women at the weekend and they don't come unprepared clothes hats jewelry and leopard prints everywhere you look. here's my get. a rifle today this is key to enjoying the weekend i'm by the old world one i got a good. captain fancy protective covers twenty two gauge shotgun and in their designer handbags other pistols. and daisies is that enough to make a cd yes. denise is a fifty three year old housewife she is
a regular amongst the davis today she has volunteered to welcome the new participants. well our organization is the largest women's only out there are going to zation the world and so what we do is we think if we can interface women to the outdoors they will bring their children so that's why we come in here in the n.f.l. they've really had a great time we're shooting and they can take it home and then introduce their children to in pick up the sport because we just don't want to run our country we've lost two generations of shooting and we have picked up the banner so that didn't happen again for. hunting or target shooting is a cement a tradition in american folklore back in the times of the old wild west when the country was still a vast and hostile wilderness the settlers armed themselves with shotguns as they discovered the promised land little by little they are in their freedom in their own way these women are doing the same here today. i know they're
i've got several shotguns rifles pistols on this trip i brought it twenty gauge in a twenty eight. being a member of this group for seven years and i enjoy the camaraderie i enjoy shooting and to get away from has been i've been a stay at home mom for twenty some odd years after my daughter's left alone i had to find something that i enjoyed doing for myself and that's what brought to me. in the space of a weekend these model mothers are transformed into real hunters free from family obligations they intend to pass on their knowledge and hobbies to their children that you are your own. before your daughter she's got a little pink baby and we go out and shoot little clay rocks at the farm. and she loves it the house she was born in the day she was born she became
a diva david trigger. are these guns normally reserved for shooting birds or clay discs able to be used in other circumstances. susan is forty nine and a fashion designer. i've never been put in a situation where i had to make a choice to shoot a human or not so i can't answer yes or no but i can say i believe that i would protect i think that my instincts would take over and if i had something that i could protect myself or my children or with i think that i would i think that we go back to our instincts to protect defending oneself is a contentious topic. as for these women learning how to shoot and gaining self confidence is not just a game for marlin a fifty year old banker it's also a question of survival home. ok frank you tell me about that i was in
a parking lot. was with a girlfriend unlocked the car to let her out to her car and a gun was held right to my head with two guys and a guy came around the other side knocked her back in the car. and they asked for all our jewelry and i told him he went get him. and he hit me in the face invested my nose and sort of not me. cuckoo and they stole all their jewelry so after them. i decided i would never be helpless again i would never be sure that i would be afraid and not be able to defend myself . to finish off the day judy hosts
a meeting with the divas by the pool she has planned to get up steam special weapons for clothes and accessories. being at the forefront of fashion whilst armed to the teeth but still staying feminine under all circumstances. it's another way to get women passionate about firearms. it's a very sexy day be able to wear your gun on your person and with the new styles that you can conceal your gun and your closes just makes it even easier to take it wherever you need and casey would you man shelling that is when you don't think that you have a gun on you. and attaches to your for all you know if you have the middle of a brass so the concept was it that you flash on and then you can get your gun out very quickly so that's where the concept of flash bang came from clothes how bikes or browse for hiding guns you'd almost think we were in a spy film however in the united states of america these products for women are
profit. well business on the internet this mother to be has developed a gun holster that she is marketing and writing her memoirs a return to the precincts you know you did it with you because you know where you got into the way they are here and it's like really hard. in this other video a woman shows us a wide range of cases for carrying weapons discreetly. and the powerful lobby groups who defend the right of each citizen to bear arms understand about to attract women to their cause they have to change their style on their sites are swimsuits t. shirts and even baby clothes all marked with their logo buying these products is adhering to the ideology. it's a winning strategy as observed by laura browder university professor an expert when it comes to female gun carriers. you know
women's involvement with guns really started up again in the one nine hundred eighty s. when the gun industry realized that handgun sales were flat and that hunters were dying off and not being replaced and so they began marketing once again to women and women's guns that the scenes started to be published in the media got interested because it was such a great story and as gun magazines aimed at women began to be published and ads aimed at women began to be published. books also came out here's one five. packs in quickly who is the cover girl actually on this magazine and this book was called armed and female it's sold zillions of copies and was a media sensation because paxton quickly suggested that if women wanted to avoid rape they really needed to buy guns and learn how to use them because. the police
weren't going to be there to protect them husbands weren't going to protect them in fact husbands might be the ones trying to rape them and they needed to protect themselves. reinforcing ideas in women's magazines spreading the idea that a strong woman is an armed woman and the results speak for themselves since nine hundred ninety gun sales amongst women have risen by twenty percent now pistols revolvers and rifles form an integral part of the american shopping basket. it is really important for the gun industry that every member of the family i want to go. and that guns are seen as something that promotes family values you know not something that's associated with violence and crime. so the n.r.a. is magazine woman's outlook has a cover that says thanks mom and here's the mom with her kids and everyone in the family has
a gun. this is one of my absolute favorite covers of women and guns magazine it's the suburban mom with the shopping cart and the toddler in the cart we've all seen this image a thousand times but she's at the gun store and she's shopping for ammo. and of course guns make the great holiday present here is the christmas tree and the little girl with what's probably her first gun. or a. least b. two language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the yard p. interviews intriguing story to tell you.
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so picture of today's leaves. on demand from around the globe. look to. fifty. the national rifle association. it boasts four million members twenty five percent of them are female. plays a major role in american politics. from one thousand nine hundred eighty to two thousand and three. from the golden age of. dream spokesman.
communications. posts internet. so. to be entire nation all throughout the spring of two thousand and eleven bloomberg sponsored a cross-country tour in his efforts to impose extreme restrictions upon second amendment rights four times as many americans die negligently at the hands of doctors than are killed by farmers i'm not saying that we should do away with doctors it just means we live in a dangerous world people drown more kids young kids choke on food than are killed by firearms and yet there's not a crusade to ban peanut butter and jelly sandwiches it just means that that we need to be very responsible and very careful with dangerous objects and what you have to look at is how many lives are saved by guns there's
a lot of self-defense with firearms that takes place that breaks down to about four thousand times to seven thousand times a day. pratt is adamant guns save more lives than they killed. and nothing seems to be able to loosen the grip of the powerful lobbies and be arms manufacturers. in two thousand and five a new law was passed in florida with the n.r.a. so influential support stand your ground. it allows anyone under threats to use their far arm and even kill if they are deemed to be in real danger at home or in public. this law legitimizing self-defense has been passed in twenty five states with some variations under different guises such as shoot first . being attacked at home and having the ability to defend yourself in a life threatening situation is not unlikely last january
a news story captured america's attention and served to strengthen the lobby stances oklahoma is one of the twenty five states the permits self-defense through the use of firearms. american. drone i'm sure. ok. around here you mean on the night of the thirty first of december two thousand and eleven sarah mckinley a young eighteen year old woman calls the police someone is trying to break into our house is arms the young woman locks herself in the bathroom with her three month old baby and a rifle. with my hand. right over there to protect church. in such an emergency the police tell us that she can shoot the intruder under the stand your ground law. for those who support the bearing of arms in the us the story of sarah mckinley is an example to all. each
year two hundred thirty thousand women on average are sold in the street or at home . they are also sometimes victims of domestic violence twelve hundred women were killed by their husbands and twenty ten. some might say that having the right to defend oneself with a gun is simply a question of survival. the u.s. is the country with the most armed civilians ahead of mexico and brazil buying a gun here is simply a formality more and more it's women who feel the need to arm themselves amanda lives in south dakota today she is on her way to a gun store in the u.s. there are eighty thousand of them almost as many as a number of pharmacies amanda is the secretary she is twenty eight with two kids and the average american with no wild stories two years ago this young mother bought her first realizing a lifelong dream. i have been saving up for
a long time and i have sacrificed something to be able to have the money to get the gun that i want and the things that i have given up is probably away. you know like stuff that i would normally buy for myself probably like person. and i mean really big in texas or reason things but i don't spend that much on nose things because buying guns and ammo and all that for recreation it's quite a bit of money hello should be right now if you i'm looking for like a colt forty five kind of gun or a thirty thirty with a lever action. a store. there may be literally. she now owns three guns and today she is going to buy a fourth year i think this is the one that i want to go with ok i think i'm going to go with this one this is within my budget pledges that it's five hundred fifty nine dollars. the young woman chooses the heim gun a stove. it's for. the formalities involve
a background check. once completed by the client the vendor sends the details by fax to offices in washington who will oversee the declaration by the client. anyone with a criminal record or being treated for serious mental health issues is forbidden from purchasing. to present himself. i think i work hard so i think i deserve it. verification takes five minutes. think to get me through this. in a quarter of an hour amanda has bought a gun and can take it home. in this store there are hundreds of different guns for every different taste. the objective of the arms industry is to seduce men and women. we have a good female clientele here let me show you some of the guns that they're
interested in and that's been popular with women is obviously more for the latest because it's pink you love it and can't wait to have it to ensure that their children are safe women are willing to take any measure taking this in. consideration companies have developed weapons for children smaller than those for adults but just as deadly let's have a look at some guns for kids. these small twenty two rifles are popular for parents to buy their children some of them as young as four or five years old. so obviously scaled down by some small for a child. or. young girls shoot out here too so we do have a pink one whether the young lady likes pink or not because this way her brother won't take it. there are weapons for the entire family. gun culture is not a term without meaning in the us especially in rural areas. we're headed to texas
a pro-gun stronghold the streets of the small town of curve those hearken back to the wild west men and women are all carrying guns on their person as if it was natural. but i think if people see think it's good for them that they. are proud that are making out and the time to tell people to think for yourself. you might think you don't think jeffrey. let me. say. this now. have you ever had back to see someone protect yourself in the street yet. not yet. he said he shoots them. so our ride of freedom of the united states has been.
carrying a gun is commonplace in some states like texas. but given the overbearing presence of the arms trade throughout the area how could it be otherwise. of the two hundred eighty million guns in in circulation. the u.s. a third war and fought in a gun store. heading to thomasville in the state of georgia we've gone to a gun show a real arms fair. how are you going to fight each year five thousand gun shows enter towns for three days in a carnival spirit. entry is free provided you carefully holster away your weapons to avoid any accidents. you are about as safe as i stood in front of a spread on tables are pistol shotguns even assault rifles that can be bought as easily as firing a vacuum cleaner. in the aisles many women of color alone with friends or
family with husbands or even children in. the stands or all complied by recognized vendors and individuals. such only see like that it just comes on. a gun shows anyone can come and sell their own weapons that are on display and with no verification there was no famous background check. it's estimated that twelve thousand guns will be sold in these three days. george because the old us is a professor of journalism. he lived in france for thirty five years and has been interested in the issues surrounding gun culture in the u.s. for a long time. we showed him some extracts from our film. a strong getting towards these people and once again it's the fear factor.
definitely the target of the gun lobby for sure the reason women have money and weapons is a combination of the gun lobby. and. back. valiant politicians who are trying to install syrian people the followers. to try to get votes because they have an agenda and that agenda is actually. save or big. interview.
play. live. exactly what happened that day i don't know but a woman got killed. piers later when i got arrested for. her crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results. innocent people to confess the police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really tough in the course of interrogation why because there's been this said lightman no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were off taking they could get what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said.
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