A sell-out crowd, along with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials, were on hand March 16 for the New York premiere of the film “Making a Killing: Guns Greed and the NRA.” The film, a Brave New Films documentary by Robert Greenwald, focused on personal stories about people impacted by gun violence, and how gun manufacturers make billions off of gun sales with the help of the NRA.

Mayor de Blasio urged the crowd to continue to fight the NRA.

Mayor de Blasio urged the crowd to continue to fight the NRA.

Attendees were welcomed by Jim Miller and Robert Greenwald, both from Brave New Films; First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray; and Mayor de Blasio. Other elected officials in attendance included Public Advocate Letitia James and Councilmember Jumaane Williams. 

After the film, audience members heard a panel discussion about gun violence.

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The Q&A panel included, l-r, Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA; Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV; Robert Greenwald; and Reverend Patrick H O’Connor, First Presbyterian Church, Jamaica, Metro IAF.

The event was held at Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) on 87 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

“Making a Killing: Guns Greed and the NRA” is available free of charge–watch it or hold a screening of this important film. Find out more here. 

 

First Lady Chirlane McCray spoke about the dangerous intersection of guns in mental health situations.

First Lady Chirlane McCray spoke about the dangerous intersection of guns in mental health situations.

Filmmaker Robert Greenwald.

Filmmaker Robert Greenwald.