As the California legislature advances increasingly draconian “gun control” bills through the State Capitol, supporters of a documentary that initially began as a response to already restrictive laws in the Golden State, and then expanded to address the national post-Newtown anti-gun frenzy, will take their message to capitol dwellers in an exclusive, sold-out screening this evening. “Assaulted: Civil Rights under Fire” will be shown at 6 p.m. at Sacramento’s Crest Theater, the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees announced on its website.
Co-hosted by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, “who’s already declared his candidacy for the 2014 gubernatorial election,” the screening is being held inside the State Capitol, the group says, “to educate members of the Legislature and staff about this historic civil rights struggle.”
Gun Rights Examiner readers have been part of the core support for the documentary since the project was first introduced by producer Kris Koenig of Dead Patriot Films on the Kickstarter fundraising website, urging support throughout and reporting back to readers when fund-raising goals were met. With the release of the finished film, this column has also been a consistent voice sharing with readers how they can get involved to host screenings of their own.
This effort is not to be confused with “Infringed,” another pro-Second Amendment documentary announced in this column yesterday, which has also turned to Kickstarter to raise needed funds. As this column explained, there is plenty of room — and need — for all the opportunities gun rights advocates can create in order to counter the overwhelmingly anti-gun messages the public receives daily from a mass media establishment promoting a citizen disarmament agenda with the zeal of true believers.
While tonight’s screening is sold out, the opportunity to arrange a screening in another theater at another time — nationwide — is totally within the control of gun rights activists and the state and local groups they belong to. Using the TUGG website, supporters can create a theater event to screen the film, to spread the word, to sell tickets, and to even make “five percent of the gate,” with grassroots groups being able to request a higher ticket price to raise funds for their group. And if successful, this will further influence theater owners to obtain the film through traditional distribution.
The latest GUNS Magazine “Rights Watch” column is online, and you can read it before the magazine hits the stands. B. Todd Jones may be ATF’s new director, but the path he’s heading the bureau down is decidedly the same old one Holder an Obama want him to stay on. Click here to read “New Director, Same Old Direction”.
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