Last night, I saw an episode of 30 Days (season 3, installment 5)hosted by Morgan Spurlock. http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/orig...isodeguide.php
This is the synopsis of the show:
PARTICIPANT - Pia Lalli, 39
RESIDES - Brockton, MA
OCCUPATION - Aerobics Instructor
AIRDATE - Tuesday, July 1, 2008
After Pialearned that her friend had been killed by a schizophrenic man wielding a gun in 1996, she became a gun control advocate who has fought to pass stricter gun laws in the U.S. Pia believes that the world would be free from gun violence only by prohibiting the sale of guns to anyone outside of law enforcement and armed services.
For 30 Days, Pia will live in the heart of gun culture in the rural town of Leesburg, Ohio with gun enthusiast Ken Ekermeyer, 39, and his 15-year-old son Zach. Ken is an avid gun collector and rarely leaves home without his gun strapped to his side. Ken believes carrying a gun is his right guaranteed to every American by the Second Amendment. As Pia struggles to understand the Ekermeyer's beliefs and somewhat isolated way of life, she will work at a local gun store and experience what it is like to carry a gun in public, learn to handle and fire weapons and will introduce Ken to other gun control activists who have lost loved ones to gun violence.
My first thought was that thiswas going to be another totally biased presentation. She was completely irrational tobegin with and I couldn't see how thiscould turn out to be anything other thanMichael Moore type fiction.
It wasn't quite as bad as I thought, andin theend,she was at leastwilling to acknowledge that some people have actually used a gun forsomething other than murdering others...like defending their own lives. She didspend some time working in a gun shop and at a number of shooting rangesand began to become comfortable with the concept that the piece of metal and plastic wasn't going to hurt her.
On the downside, the selection for the representative for the "gun nation", while seeming like a very nice guy, was a little disappointing for me.