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Published on Feb 23, 2017
It's easy to buy a gun on the streets of Chicago, where violence has recently soared to record highs. Despite some of the strictest gun laws in the country, the city is inundated with guns from out of town and out of state. This past summer exposed a relentless string of shootings and a city struggling to find solutions.
AJ+'s documentary series Guns in America explores how fear and power define Americans' relationship with guns. The six-part series examines the controversy over assault rifles, guns in schools, the rise of concealed carry, the NRA's new agenda, smart guns and record shooting rates in Chicago.