CBC Radio Documentary: To Bear Arms

In the U.S., there is a never-ending, obsessive discussion over firearms. Who should be able to use what type of firearm, and in what sort of circumstances? What you don’t hear from either side of the debate is what happens to those people who end up legally using a gun to defend themselves. Sometimes a person saves their own life by shooting an attacker. Other times, terrible, tragic mistakes take place.

What happened to Johnny Slaughter after he fatally shot a home intruder hasn’t made it into the debates on gun control. This documentary looks at the complications that linger after a swift act of self-defence.

A note to listeners: this documentary contains very graphic details. It is not a story for young children. 
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