The new film, “Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire,” is described by Writer, Executive Producer, and Director Kris Koenig as, “a documentary that brings audiences to the center of the controversy over the issue that is dividing our nation – gun control.” For that reason alone, it’s important: When was the last time you saw a full-length documentary about the historical roots of the Second Amendment and the historical impact of gun-control/confiscation efforts? How about the racist component of gun-control? “Assaulted” delves into that dirty little secret as well. The documentary features personalities as diverse as Ted Nugent and Ice-T, proving once again that politics makes strange bedfellows.
In fact, “Assaulted” is narrated by Ice-T, the rapper-turned-actor-turned-activist, who is an unlikely Hollywood defender of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I’m glad we have him with us on this issue, though. His passion and understanding of the original intent of the Second Amendment are refreshing and effective. He correctly uses the “T word” – Tyranny, to describe the primary motivation of our Founders to enshrine this all-important protection in our Bill of Rights.
As I tried to do with Essential Liberty, “Assaulted” examines the consequences of trusting government with too much power, and of trading our liberty for “safety.” We need to get the word out about this unique and important film. The usual suspects from the New York Times to The Washington Post generally don’t seem to like it…which is all the more reason those of us who love liberty should pack the theaters!