The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will screen “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA!” at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, at UUSD, 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes.
The public is invited to attend the free screening, which will be followed by a discussion of the film. This film is about corporate greed and out-of-control lobbying, not a discussion of the right to bear arms or the U.S. Second Amendment. This film tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect American lives.
The film shares stories of people affected by gun violence and exposes how the gun companies and NRA resist responsible legislation for the sake of profit. The film looks at unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings, trafficking and what can be done to put an end to the crisis. In the U.S., there are currently 34,000 gun deaths a year, with two-thirds being suicides.
Mac Goekler, co-chair of UUSD’s Social and Environmental Justice Committee, said, “As a gun owner, I am appalled that the 147-year-old National Rifle Association, whose purpose is to improve marksmanship and gun safety, has morphed into a lobby group for the gun manufacturers over the past 40 years.”
UUSD is a welcoming and progressive spiritual community with a mission to nurture spiritual growth, embrace diversity, work for justice, and strive for a loving world. For more information and directions, go to uussd.org or contact Mac Goekler at SocialJustice@uussd.org.