“The right to keep and bear arms, as defined by the Second Amendment, is under unprecedented attack,” a website for the in-development production of “Infringed: Second Amendment in the Crosshairs” asserts. The proposed project is to produce “a two-hour theatrical documentary,” and producers are currently seeking funding to make it happen.
“Infringed" will explore, in a factual and in-depth manner, the rationale behind the Bill of Rights -- especially the Second Amendment,” the website explains. “Importantly, the project will examine how those liberties, so elegantly crafted by our founding fathers, have protected Americans for more than 200 years. It will also expose the efforts by today’s radical statists to infringe upon, erode and ultimately remove these fundamental rights."
It will do this, the filmmakers say, “through a fast-moving blend of insightful interviews, accurate reenactments, compelling graphics and impeccable historical references.”
Peter Jay Gould is at the helm as executive producer and director. Winner of multiple awards including Emmys, Tellys and Golden Reels, Gould brings over 25 years in television, radio and motion picture production experience to the project. Producer/writer Gary Theroux is "an Emmy-nominated, multiple award winning writer-producer who has crafted programming (primarily documentaries) for Disney, PBS, CBS and others,” and Frank Petrilli, co writer and director of reenactments, is “an award-winning feature film producer and screenwriter, who has “taught acting, directing and on-camera technique for many years” at several universities.
Among the panelists who have agreed to lend their expertise to the project via on-camera interviews are economist, author and commentator John Lott of “More Guns Less Crime” fame, Constitutional scholar, attorney and author Stephen P. Halbrook, attorney, author and producer of his own documentary, “In Search of the Second Amendment,” David T. Hardy, and many others.
To make this happen, funding is needed.
“Untold millions of dollars have already been spent by those who wish to mislead the public into supporting their emotion-based anti-gun policies,” the filmmakers explain, outlining what they’ll need to make this counter to anti-gun media inundation happen.
“We’ve set a $200,000 minimum funding goal,” they have determined. “But every dollar above that amount will enable us make the documentary even more robust and effective.
“An endeavor to stage emotionally-engaging reenactments, shoot interviews and technical demonstrations throughout the nation, license historic film and video clips and build many of the visual elements that raise a project like this from merely competent to breathtaking requires a substantial financial foundation,” they elaborate citing the documentary “2016: Obama’s America” which cost $2.5 million budget as the “ideal figure” to attain.
Gun rights advocates who see a value in countering the well-funded media efforts of control zealots like Michael Bloomberg, the constant barrage of anti-gun sentiment promulgated by so-called “news,” and the mindless cheer-leading of Hollywood numbskulls that serve only to egg on a fan base that values being entertained over being free have a chance to put their money where their mouth is. As of moments ago, the “Infringed” Kickstarter page went live and is now open to receive contributions to help make this important project a reality.
And no, for those of you who may sense something familiar about this appeal, this isn’t the same film as “Assaulted,” another Second Amendment documentary financed through Kickstarter and promoted in this column. This is a separate effort through which the message of the right of the people to keep and bear arms can be promoted to the general public.
It’s not like the public has been overwhelmed with pro-gun media messages, or that we don’t need to take advantage of every opportunity we can to educate our countrymen. Since the establishment film community has no interest ind doing anything but squelching that, those opportunities must be created. By us. So after visiting the “Infringed” website, supporting the project on Kickstarter, and sharing this column with fellow gun owners, go ahead and "friend" the effort on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, and bookmark the You Tube channel.
Let’s help make a movie.
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