Ahead of America’s costliest ever elections, this documentary investigates how powerful lobby groups helped create laws blamed for some of the most controversial killings in recent US history.
The documentary looks at the shooting death of a 17-year-old teenager by neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman, the Texas grandfather Joe Horn’s shooting of two burglars robbing his neighbours house; and the Aurora Theatre mass-shootings (Dark Knight Rises massacre). These events provoked presidential intervention and shone a light on an extreme American law, called “Stand Your Ground”.
It provides immunity from prosecution or, as some say, a License to Kill. But does gun politics also show how America really works?
Kill at Will? America on Trial asks: is American democracy for sale?