When the end credits rolled for the Season 6 premiere of “Sons of Anarchy,” fans were left with their jaws on the floor. While violence is a normal component of the show, an elementary school shooting isn’t something anyone saw coming. Anyone besides series creator Kurt Sutter, that is.
The shooting is something Sutter has had in mind for a few years, long before the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “I know that’s easy to say in terms of ducking controversy,” Kurt tells Zap2it. “For me, I almost feel not to tell that story would be a disservice.”
Sutter’s reasoning for the event is very clear, “You have a guy who’s a father and is trying to figure out if he can raise his sons and distance them from the violence. And he’s a gun dealer. How do you not tell that story?”
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