Infringed: Second Amendment in the Crosshairs
By Gary Theroux • Wednesday August 28, 2013 3:39 PM PDT •
In 1996, Australia imposed some of the world’s most severe gun bans and restrictions. The only problem: no criminals heeded the policy. Now, says New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, “Guns have fallen into the hands of organized crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs, mid-level crime groups and petty thieves.” The lesson? Gun controls weaken law-abiding citizens—while empowering crime.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Yet today there’s a gun rights debate—pitting the legal owners of firearms and those who wish to preserve their Constitutional rights against politicians who wish to infringe upon or revoke those liberties. Conservative filmmaker Peter Jay Gould is now developing INFRINGED: Second Amendment in the Crosshairs, a new feature-length documentary designed to separate fact from fiction in today’s gun rights debate. “Our plan is to create a captivating, compelling, feature-length film comprised of dramatic historical reenactments, including a passionate presentation of the Founding Fathers’ original debate over the Bill of Rights,” said Gould. “We’ll track through the years, right on up to today, showing how the Second Amendment has served as the linchpin protecting all our other liberties.”
Expect insightful interviews with leading Constitutional scholars—including Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of the acclaimed forthcoming book, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State”—as well as revealing TV news clips and crime re-creations. Gould and his crew plan to interview police, victims of crime and fact-check talking points on both sides of today’s gun control debate. “We’ll show which are based in reality and which on politically-inflamed emotion,” Gould continued. All historical re-creations will be shot on location and feature actors speaking dialogue adapted from the Founding Fathers’ own personal writings.