Actors Alec Baldwin and Michael Douglas are joining forces with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine to support the anti-NRA film, Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA.
The film — hailed as an “Oscar contender” by online Hollywood trade outlet Deadline — also has the backing of California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D), an ardent gun control proponent.
Baldwin, Douglas, and Newsom lent their support to Making a Killing via video appearances promoting the film, while Kaine offered a “promotional quote.” Kaine’s quote gets to the crux of the film’s contention; namely, that the NRA and gun companies oppose more gun control because they do not want to lose “power” or money.
Making a Killing shines a light on the inordinate power that gun manufacturers and the NRA exert on our political system and the countless tragedies that occur because of politicians’ unwillingness to stand up to that power. The stories of the victims of firearm loopholes are instrumental in exposing what’s wrong with our gun laws. I hope my colleagues in Congress will hear the voices in this film and find the courage to side with citizens over the gun lobby.