Video and Multimedia

Web Resources

Web Link 4.1: Fast Facts: 2011 Tucson Shooting

Description: CNN presents the time line from the time that includes the birth of shooter Jared Loughner, when he purchased the weapon that he used to kill six persons and seriously wound then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and concludes on August 7, 2012 when Loughner pleads guilty to 19 charges in exchange for the government not seeking the death penalty.

Web Link 4.2: The NRA vs. America

Description: Tim Dickinson discusses how the country’s biggest gun-rights group thwarts regulation and helps put military-grade weapons in the hands of killers.

Web Link 4.3: America Is Awash In Guns, And Crime Is At Record Lows

Description: The Federalist is a web magazine focused on culture, politics, and religion. Author Andrew Kline, using the statistics of various resources, finds that although there has been an increase in gun ownership there has been a decline in guns being used to commit crimes.

Web Link 4.4: Deadliest U.S. Mass Shootings, 1984-2016

Description: The Los Angeles Times staff compiled the deadliest U.S. mass shootings and includes those that have occurred in schools, workplaces, and places of worship.

Web Link 4.5: The Killer at Thurston High

Description: In May 1998, a year before the massacre at Columbine High, 15-year-old Kip Kinkel murdered his mother and father and then opened fire at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, killing two fellow students and wounding 25 others. Frontline explores what led this 15-year-old to kill his parents and classmates.

Video Resources

Video Link 4.1: Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

Description: Veteran Frontline filmmaker Michael Kirk investigates the NRA, its political evolution and influence, and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new gun control legislation.

Audio Resources

Audio Link 4.1: Why Gun Violence Can’t Be Our New Normal

Description: Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, makes a passionate, personal appeal for something that more than 90 percent of Americans want: background checks for all gun sales.

Web/Audio Link 4.2: The Serial Killer Podcast

Description: This website contains numerous podcasts various serial killers known to police as well as some that are unknown or still at-large.