Only 36 hours remaining until deadline! Your contributions are needed to launch the production of a new documentary about gun rights and civil rights.
Link here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/assaulted/assaulted .
What is this movie about?
This film will reveal how California is the front line in the civil rights battle between public safety and the 2nd Amendment. When the subject of California’s gun control laws are discussed, rarely are they associated with the civil rights movement and the quest for equal rights for all. This film will compare the historical aspects of gun control targeting the indigenous tribes of North America and emancipated slaves through the Jim Crow era to today’s laws that favor elitists and denies the rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment to the most vulnerable in our society. The film takes a critical look at the original intent of the current California guns laws in contrast with crime and murder statistics before and since their implementation; and compares these laws to those of the adjacent states. Story threads also look at the myriad of concealed carry permitting processes across the state to illustrate that not all residents are treated equal.
A Few Threads of the Film
The threads below will be woven with current events in California and Nationally that are creating demands for new assault weapons legislation and ammunition sales restrictions. Are these law in the best interest of public safety or infringement of our civil rights?
We will seek out interviews with leading constitutional historians, anti-violence leaders, gun rights activists, law makers and gun owners to create a film that will start a meaningful conversation, not add to rhetoric.
Battle of Athens
When the 2nd Amendment is discussed, the concept of the citizens’ rights to defend themselves against a corrupt or tyrannical government is sure to be included. The idea of the people rising up against the government here in the USA seems farfetched. Just the stuff of a Hollywood film, but it has happened.
In 1946, returning GIs from WWII faced off with a corrupt county sheriff and his cronies in McMinn County, Tennessee. The film will look at the causes of the conflict, and how the soldiers and the citizens restored the rule of law to their county by the applied use of the 2nd Amendment.
Deacons for Defense
The civil rights movement of the 1960’s is always associated with the nonviolent actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights workers that spread out across the South. Rarely mentioned are the “Deacons for Defense” and how a handful of armed black men protected the civil rights workers, broke the stranglehold of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana and secured civil rights for all citizens in the South.
Guns for the White Man only
Gun laws from the beginning of the United States of America have always favored the wealthy white man. The first laws written barred Native Americans and Blacks (freed or enslaved) from possessing firearms and continued through the Jim Crow era.
World War II saw gun confiscations precede forced interment of Japanese-American citizens just because of the fear of war empowered the white man to do so. The fact that no German-Americans or Italian-Americans had their firearms taken just supports that gun laws have been written for the white majority.
The California Gun Control Act of 1968 has been said to be a knee-jerk reaction to the Black Panther’s use of loaded rifles in peaceful protest to bring attention to white bigotry in the Oakland police department and abuses by its white police officers against black citizens. Even today, the majority of Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permits issued in California are given to white males.
This racial trend in gun control has also jumped the color barrier to only favor the rich who can financially afford their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and secure self-defense CCW permits through political campaign donations while the single mother in the inner city can’t legally acquire an affordable gun to protect her family.
Is this legit?
Yes, endorsed by : Calguns (see post #129 in this thread and announcement here http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/a...ement.php?f=71
CGF - see email blast sent today 10/02 http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=...a&e=7f060602eb
SAF (see their front page linking to the kickstarter campaign http://www.saf.org/
Who is this movie director guy and what's it all about?
Read this thread and kickstarter page.
Also see articles/interviews:
-an article about the film http://www.examiner.com/article/docu...rms-under-fire
-GOA RADIO (the interview can be found on the last 1/3 of the program)http://www.stickam.com/viewMedia.do?mId=193658879
-Talking Guns with Kate Krueger http://katekruegertalkingguns.com/ta...9232012_H1.mp3
-The Freedom and Firearms Radio http://www.knzr.com/getpodcast.aspx?...40/5093993.mp3
-"The Blackman with a Gun" podcast http://kennblanchard.com/288-the-urban-shooter-podcast
OK, I'm a red blooded American who wants to help this initiative started by my California gun owning brothers and have pledged whatever $$$ I can, but what else can I do?
First Get the word out! Use social media Facebook and Twitter. Printable flyers (use responsibly) here: Assualted Kickstarter Flyer: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/a...0&d=1347918189
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People have pledged $47,600 to fund "Assaulted" but 36 hours until deadline the goal of $65,000 is yet to be achieved. We know the economic times are tough and you every dollar you earn matters for your family...but please think about how important this project may be for changing minds and bringing the truth to the people who have been lied to by the Bradys and gun hating liberal media. Please go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/assaulted/assaulted and pledge any amount form $1 to $10,000.