Morgan Spurlock tests out an MP5 at a firing range and learns why automatic weapons are harder to get in the U.S. than other guns.
December’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut jarred parents and teachers around Ohio.
Thinking more had to be done to protect their children, a number of teachers and school staff members around Ohio have been signing up for a variety of gun training courses offered at a discount or for free.
Italian photographer Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini documented a concealed weapons course for school personnel in South Point school district in southern Ohio, where it borders Kentucky and West Virginia. He followed them throughout the two-day course in the classroom and outside practicing their marksmanship.
Denver-based photographer Matt Slaby has been documenting gun culture in Colorado since just before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that gun ownership is an individual right protected under the Second Amendment.
Since then, Slaby has explored the often-contentious issue by photographing the wide variety of gun owners he has come across.
He said he wanted to get past the one-sided arguments and “really start to look at who the human beings are … and what their relationship is to the issue.”
Heidi Lender had never liked guns, nor had she ever had to confront her distaste for them. She didn’t even know anyone who owned a gun growing up and never had fired anything more powerful than a BB gun.
Lender started dating a guy whose secret hobby was collecting them. He was respectful of Lender’s not wanting to see his guns around the house and kept his guns hidden, but he did sleep with a gun by his pillow.
Lender and her boyfriend decided to try to have children together, and she decided she needed to come to an understanding about his draw to them and her abhorrence of them. Two years ago she took self-portraits posing with a variety of guns. She then was unsure what the next development for the project was and put it to bed.
Attention "Inside Man" fans:
Set your DVR for this bonus airing of the first episode of "Inside Man": Medical marijuana. Only on CNN!
- Saturday, June 29: 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT; 11pm ET / 8 pm PT
- Sunday, June 30: 2 am ET / 11 pm PT (Sat); 5 am ET / 2 am PT (Sun)
Tonight at 10 p.m., watch the premiere of the CNN Original series "Inside Man," hosted and produced by documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, which profiles the medical marijuana industry.
CNN: It sounds like what makes "Inside Man" different from other shows is the fact that you truly and fully performed eight different jobs. Can you tell me a little bit about what each of those jobs entailed?
Morgan Spurlock: The best part of “Inside Man” is that each week I get to be immersed into a different world. I'm neck-deep in an experiential story that takes me to the front lines of some of the most debated issues in the country today: marijuana, guns, immigration, education, elder care, unions, bankrupt cities and the worst drought in U.S. history.
For marijuana, I worked in the largest dispensary in the United States, Harborside Medical in Oakland, California. It's a non-profit cooperative that sells more than $25 million worth of marijuana and cannabis products per year. It's pretty incredible, and in the episode, I become your weed connoisseur.
After that, I head to Fredericksburg, Virginia, and work alongside the good folks at SSG Tactical, one of Virginia's most reliable and success gun retailers. While there, I sell firearms to the well-armed masses while we try to understand what drives America's gun culture.
CNN's Piers Morgan talks with Morgan Spurlock about going inside a marijuana dispensary for his new show, "Inside Man."
Watch the debut of the CNN Original Series "Inside Man" Sunday, June 23 at 10 p.m.
By Adrian Grenier, Special to CNN
Editor's note: Adrian Grenier is an actor, director and producer best known for his role in the Emmy-nominated HBO series, "Entourage." He produced a documentary film "How To Make Money Selling Drugs," available on cable's On Demand and iTunes. It opens in select theaters on June 26. Sunday night at 10 ET, watch the CNN Original series "Inside Man," hosted and produced by documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, which profiles the medical marijuana industry.
(CNN) - What comes to mind when you think of someone who sells drugs? Maybe it's the shady character luring customers on a corner in a 1980s "Just Say No" ad. Or perhaps you think of the guy from your college with scales in his dorm room, measuring out marijuana to sell to his buddies.
If you're the type who thinks the difference between "legal" and "illegal" drugs is arbitrary, you might even think of your local bartender or pharmacist as a dealer.
Whatever it is, chances are the image will be shaped by some degree of moral judgment and fear stoked by our country's more than four decades of waging a failed drug war.
Erin Burnett talks to Morgan Spurlock about the premiere of his new show, "Inside Man."
Watch as Morgan Spurlock begins his job at California's Harborside Health Center, the largest marijuana dispensary in the U.S. While working at Harborside, Spurlock was shocked to learn that cannabis is available in forms such as gummies, lotions, gum, lozenges, and - of course! - brownies, among a vast variety of others.
Learn all about it when the new CNN Original Series "Inside Man" premieres Sunday at 10pm ET/PT. Only on CNN.