Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire

Dead Patriot Films is using Kickstarter to raise funds for a new pro-Second Amendment film production called “Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire.” In the last 15 days the producers have raised over $15,000 for the film. This includes contributions of $5,000 each from the Second Amendment Foundation and the CalGuns Foundation.

I have made a contribution and would urge you to consider doing so as well.  Getting this message out to what is not a traditional Second Amendment audience is important.

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The producers have posted this description of the film which they intend to distribute through Southern Oregon Public TV.

Assaulted – The Fight To Bear Arms

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.


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