Fault Lines - Death in Plain Sight - full episode

October 7, 2015 3:30PM ET

Fault Lines investigates the epidemic of domestic violence homicide—and if weak laws are putting women's lives at risk

Domestic Violence
Gun Laws

The mass shootings in Littleton, Newtown and the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard have become a rallying cry for gun control in America. Yet, on average, every day across the country at least three women are killed by intimate partners, the majority shot to death.

Guns and domestic violence are a lethal combination in the U.S. In many states, domestic abusers can easily evade federal background checks by ordering a gun online, purchasing it at a gun show, or buying it from a private seller. Even when public outrage pushed the gun control debate to center stage, the U.S. Senate blocked a federal proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases.

Fault Lines travels to South Carolina, the state with the highest rate of women killed by men, to explore the circumstances that put women at risk of domestic violence homicide.

Original air date: March 14, 2014


Executive Producer: Mathieu Skene, Senior Producer: Carrie Lozano @carrielozano, Correspondent: Teresa Bo @TeresaBo, Producer: Cassandra Herrman @CassandraH, Director of Photography: Singeli Agnew @singeli, Editor: Adrienne Haspel @AdiHaspel, Additional Camera: Zach Stauffer, Production Manager: Dana Merwin @dana_merwin, Senior Digital Producer: Kristen Taylor @kthread, Digital Producer: Nikhil Swaminathan @sw4mi, Associate Digital Producer: Danielle Powell @DanielleJenene, Research and Production Assistance: Special Thanks to Lauren Rosenfeld @Lollymr, Shannon Najmabadi @SNajmabadi, Gavin McIntyre @Gavin_McI, Melissa Etehad @melissaetehad, Yousur Alhlou @YousurAlhlou and Dariel Medina @Darielm

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