Out of around 31,000 firearm deaths each year in the United States, almost 18,000 are suicides. Yet with gun massacres, gangland slayings and accidental shootings dominating the headlines, the national debate on gun control has forgotten about the two-third majority. "Barrel to the Head" is about the human beings behind that data, the family and friends left behind, and the people working to bring down the numbers. The film delves deeply into the tension between second amendment rights and the fight to save lives, challenging the current stalemate and offering new insights into an issue that is plaguing the nation.
Music by Bobbie Holbrook.
Graphics by Clark Wickstone.