Movie Screening Aims to Present New Perspective on Gun Violence - NBC Bay Area

Movie Screening Aims to Present New Perspective on Gun Violence



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    A group advocating for an end to gun violence in America will host a screening early next month in Los Altos as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, organizers said.

    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will host the screening June 8 at 3 p.m. at the Los Altos United Methodist Church at 655 Magdalena Ave.

    The movie, "Behind the Bullet," will take a look at four people who pulled a trigger and the impact that it's had on their lives. Organizers said the movie offers a novel perspective on gun violence.

    Moms Demand Action spokeswoman and mother Jennifer Morris said when Parkland happened that was a trigger for her to do something.

    "As a parent you just don't know what to do," Morris said.

    So she decided to join the group.

    Other related events will take place in the Bay Area during the week of June 7, including a march across the Golden Gate Bridge. Members of Moms Demand Action will wear orange T-shirts to remember victims of gun violence.

    Morris said orange was chosen to remember 15-year-old Hadiya Pendelton who was shot and killed in Chicago a week after she participated in former President Barack Obama's second inaugural parade.

    Morris said Hadiya's friends wore orange after the slaying.

    Free tickets for the movie can be obtained at More information on "Behind the Bullet" can be found here.

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