Gun control has become a fevered topic since the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in mid-June.
To help parse the debate, and discuss what it means inside outside of Hollywood, TheWrap’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman invited two experts to sit for a GrillChat — an offshoot of TheWrap’s annual thought leadership conference TheGrill.
Documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald (“Koch Brothers Exposed” and “Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price”) will speak about his latest film “Making A Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA,” which aims to expose the powerful gun lobby’s hold on politicians.
Greenwald will be joined by Richard Martinez, who lost his son to gun violence in Santa Barbara in 2014. Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, 20, was one of six UCSB students to be killed in a rampage by 22-year-old Elliot Rodger in what has become known as the Isla Vista shootings. Richard Martinez and is now a senior associate at Everytown for Gun Safety — a web-based movement of Americans seeking gun reform.