If you are a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association, than the team behind the documentary Armor of Light would like to invite you to see their film for free. The movie, from Abigail Disney (the grandniece of Walt Disney) follows an evangelical pastor as he explores Christian culture’s complicated relationship with guns and the NRA. The film is being released at a handful of theaters around the country where other Christian movies have drawn big audiences, and at 10 of the locations, NRA members will not have to pay for a ticket.
The marketing executive behind the campaign told Deadline, “The broad themes of the marketing campaign have always been to elevate the conversation away from the anti or pro-gun issue. This is really about dialogue and conversation between people with different backgrounds who may come from opposite views.” The movie opens in limited release on Oct. 30. You can check out the trailer below. Discuss
Despite threats that the city will be sued by gun advocate groups like the NRA, lawmakers in LA are placing a restriction on high-capacity firearms. City officials have voted to ban possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets. As the legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence pointed out to The Los Angeles Times, these types of high-capacity magazines were used in a string of mass shootings at schools including Newton, Columbine and Virginia Tech. Following the unanimous vote of approval, Councilman Paul Krekorian told supporters, “If the NRA wants to sue us over this, bring it on.” Once the measure is signed into law, gun owners will have 60 days to surrender or legally sell their high-capacity magazines. Discuss