Assaulted: CIVIL Rights Under Fire (2013)
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Like so much of current polarized communication, "Assaulted," wherever it is shown, is likely to be preaching to the choir.
A surprisingly thoughtful, well-researched attempt to give both sides of the argument respect while illuminating the long history of tensions surrounding gun ownership in America.
The documentary is predictable, stylistically stolid and about as focused as a pellet-gun blast.
While the film leans more heavily toward pro-gun ownership, finessing that position with a nod toward left-leaning politics, its real purpose is to bring some historical perspective to the argument, to move the conversation beyond emotion-based rhetoric.
Audience Reviews for Assaulted: CIVIL Rights Under Fire
No documentary I've ever seen is neutral. All take a position. Other reviewers miss this point. For counterpoints or other arguments, viewers would be best served by sampling a variety of material. However, for what this film sets out to do, namely highlight the disparity between the state's and the individual's access to defensive technology, and how political elites seek for themselves what they hope to deny to you and me (for often nefarious and abhorrent purposes, like promoting oppression, racism, and even slavery), it absolutely does it. Resist giving credence to the trivial complaints that it should be the end-all-be-all of the debate. No film does that.
I wasn't sure what to expect. Unlike most cinema, the movie asked questions that I had not even pondered. Nice to see something new and original and relevant.
Well done on information about the history of the 2A. If you want to know how our government has suppressed our rights overall this is an eye opener
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