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Kill at Will? America on Trial

Ahead of America's costliest-ever elections, Raphael Rowe investigates how powerful lobby groups helped create laws blamed for one of the most controversial killings in recent US history. The shooting dead of a 17-year-old teenager by a neighbourhood watchman polarised America, provoked presidential intervention and shone a light on an extreme American law, called 'Stand Your Ground'. It provides immunity from prosecution or, as some say, a 'License to Kill'. But does gun politics also show how America really works? Panorama asks: is American democracy for sale?

30 minutes

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Sun 21 Oct 2012 20:30

Election silence over Trayvon Martin and America's guns

Election silence over Trayvon Martin and America's guns

It has been one of the biggest stories in America this year, but the BBC's Raphael Rowe found there is one subject that neither candidate in this year's presidential election wants to talk about - guns.

Credits

Role Contributor
ReporterRaphael Rowe
ReporterRaphael Rowe
ProducerHoward Bradburn
ProducerHoward Bradburn
DirectorHoward Bradburn
DirectorHoward Bradburn
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