Published on May 22, 2013 by Kris Koenig
ABOUT ASSAULTED: CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER FIRE:
‘A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.’ — United States Constitution, Amendment II
Newtown school shooting. Aurora theater shooting. Tucson supermarket shooting.
Are visceral reactions to tragedies trumping the words of our forefathers?
Should we allow fear and the growing concern over public safety to limit our civil liberties?
Dead Patriot Films presents ‘Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire,’ a documentary that brings audiences to the center of the controversy over the issue that is dividing our nation — gun control. The film takes a critical look at current gun laws and the rising movement to restrict the rights guaranteed by our Second Amendment.
With the original intention of empowering a citizenry’s ability to defend themselves against a corrupt or tyrannical government, the concept today may seem farfetched or the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. However, it has happened throughout U.S. history. And long before gun control was positioned as a ‘common sense measure’ to combat violence, it was used as a means to oppress certain minority groups. Presently, the growing trend in gun control favors the wealthy and privileged, who leverage their connections to ensure their Second Amendment rights and safety, while those of lesser means struggle.
Informative and emotionally charged, ‘Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire’ is an eye-opening look at the genesis of the Second Amendment in the Constitution, leading the audience to rethink the issues surrounding gun control, and the affect on civil rights and liberty.
After all, what you don’t know can kill you.