With an epidemic of mass shootings, and gun accidents devastating communities nationwide, a small movement seeks to change the very technology at the heart of firearms. Yet the players behind the movement to create user-authenticated firearms, or so-called smart guns that only fire in the hands of approved users, are blocked at every turn. A Smarter Gun, an original documentary investigation from VICE’s tech channel Motherboard, is the story of why.
Part of the America Heard web series. In many ways, the 2016 election unfolded like a college football game. It was a violent spectacle where political discourse was reduced to entertainment and the tribal passions normally reserved for American sports animated each side.
Filmed just before the Pennsylvania state primaries, this short is part of the History Now digital series.
This interview was filmed in May of 2016 and focused in on one facet of Linda Sarsour's wide range of advocacy: working to change America's perception of Muslims.