credit: 2nd Chance
This Online Screening has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 16 at 9am CT.
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In 1969 a bankrupt pizzeria owner, Richard Davis, invented the modern-day bulletproof vest. To prove that it worked, he shot himself - point blank - 192 times. He launched Second Chance, which became the largest body armor company in the world, saving over 3,000 lives. Charming and brash, Davis became a celebrity figure among police and gun owners across the country. But when a police officer dies wearing a Second Chance vest, Davis’s friend and employee becomes a government whistleblower in a case against the company. This exploration of Davis’ rise and fall reveals a man of contradictions, decades of reckless lies and threats and the nature of power and impunity in America.
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