A Girl and a Gun (2012)
Review: "All you need for a film is a girl and a gun." - Jean-Luc Godard|
A Girl and a Gun offers a fascinating look into the growing popularity of guns among American women. Surprisingly for a film about gun ownership in the United States, the story is balanced. Sarah McKinley, the young mother in Oklahoma whose shooting of an intruder on New Year's Eve in 2011 made national headlines, is interviewed, as is an innocent young woman left in a wheelchair due to gun violence.
The documentary film A Girl and a Gun is strongly recommended for educators who are seeking to engage students in a fair and informed debate about gun ownership in the United States. By focusing on women owning guns, the debate is shifted from fears of mass shootings to the everyday fears of violence felt by so many Americans. Additionally, women's concerns and interests--so often overlooked in this and other debates--are the focus here, which will empower female students to better voice their thoughts on bearing arms. Click here to enlarge the film poster.
A Girl and a Gun Movie Review Publication Date for Citation Purposes: July 5, 2013