From Hollywood movies that glamorise their use, to school massacres that continue to devastate the nation, firearms play an intrinsic role in American society.
James Dann, born and raised in England, has always been fascinated with America and its love affair with guns.
From Hollywood movies that glamorize their use, to school massacres that devastated a nation, firearms play an intrinsic role in American society.
Exhausted from political talking heads spouting the same old rhetoric over and over again, yet always failing to address the roots of the issue, James decided to leave his city of St Albans, and head to the East Coast of America to find out first-hand what was really going on.
From the murderous ghettos of Philadelphia where people actually lie awake in bed at night and play a game called ‘gunshot or firework’, to the remote Maryland hunters whose lives depend on their firearms to defend themselves from predators, both animal and human, 2nd Amendment goes beyond the headlines and visits those on each side of the gun debate.
Shown at Genesis Cinema and Hackney Picturehouse. This documentary has also been used in American Studies courses throughout the UK.