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Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire (2013)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 20 June 2013 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Margot Bennett ...
Herself - Executive Director, Women Against Gun Violence
Chris Cheng ...
Himself - Professional Marksman & Winner, 'Top Shot' Season Four
Alan Gottlieb ...
Himself - Founder, Second Amendment Foundation
Dan Gross ...
Himself - President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Alan Gura ...
Himself - Constitutional Attorney / Lead Counsel for Heller (District of Columbia v. Heller)
Steve Halldorson ...
Himself - GLAAD Representative
Gene Hoffman ...
Himself - Co-Founder, The Calguns Foundation
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Himself - Research Director, Independence Institute (as Dave Kopel)
Wesley Jay Morris ...
Himself - Gun Store Owner / Teacher
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Bobbie Ross ...
Herself - Civil Rights Lawyer / Chair, American Bar Association Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee (as Bobbi Ross)
Eugene Volokh ...
Himself - UCLA School of Law Professor / 'The Volokh Conspiracy' Blogger
Adam Winkler ...
Himself - UCLA School of Law Professor / Author of 'Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America'
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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 to the Constitution, leading the audience to rethink the issues surrounding gun control, and the effect on civil rights and liberty. After all, what you don't know can kill you. Written by Dead Patriot Films

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Rated PG-13 for violent disturbing images and brief strong language
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20 June 2013 (USA)  »

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$175,000 (estimated)

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$4,570 (USA) (21 June 2013)

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$6,781 (USA) (28 June 2013)
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An excellent synopsis of Second Amendment History
21 June 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

History buffs, law nerds, civil rights activists, and gun enthusiasts will love this movie. As an enthusiast of history and constitutional law, I found this to be a fascinating look into the roots of the Second Amendment, and the very reasons we continue to have it. What we see on news programs tends to leave us with very little information, and this movie takes a very careful look at the Second Amendment in context of several aspects, among them the civil rights movement, violence prevention, a detailed (rather than broad) look at statistics of gun violence, and the number of intriguing profiles of gun owners. With Ice T narrating, it shifts the discussion away from hackneyed debate the Second Amendment rights being about just magazine capacity or "assault weapons". It's a great movie-go see it!


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