Guns Found Here

When there’s a gun crime in America, there’s only one place to go to trace the gun back to its owner: Martinsburg, West Virginia. That’s where the ATF’s National Tracing Center handles roughly 8,000 active traces per day — all while inside a government-mandated technology time-capsule that makes searching a database of gun owners impossible. This is nothing like those cop shows you watch. With more gun stores in the U.S.A. than McDonalds, Starbucks, and supermarkets combined, there’s a lot of paperwork to manually sort through. And it's truly a sight to behold.

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David Freid




Director: David Freid
Executive Producer: David Freid
Producer: Mor Albalak
Cinematographer: David Freid
Editor: Randall Maxwell
Principal Cast: Charles Hauser, Neil Troppman


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David Freid
MEL Films
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David Freid
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Format: Documentary Short
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 10:05 mins