WATCH Video: Firestar .45
The story of two journeys--a .45 calibre handgun from Jonesboro, Georgia and a young boy from Jamaica--and how their fates collide tragically in a home in suburban Toronto, is the subject of the fifth estate's season premiere. The Firestar .45 that killed six-year-old Michael James is just one of the illegal handguns that flood across the U.S. border and end up in Canadian cities where they become weapons of mayhem and murder.
Bob McKeown takes us from the gun dealer to the violent streets of American cities, through the halls of power in Washington and into the heart of America's gun industry, a National Rifle Association convention, and illuminates a story that is filling today's headlines.
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producer/director: Morris Karp
reporter/writer: Bob McKeown
associate producers: Lynette Fortune, Gil Shochat
editor: Loretta Hicks
additional editing: Mike Auty
cinematography: John Badcock CSC, Colin Allison
audio: Larry Kent, Keith Bonnell
graphic designers: Adam Rickner, Jamie Hopkins, Tim Kindrachuk, Wendy Walker, Kimberly MacDonald
audio mix: Damian Kearns
colourist: Peter Jorgensen
website producer: Annette Bradford