Firearms and Freedoms Documentary Presents The Other Side Of The Gun Control Debate
In about a week, a new documentary that presents a side of the gun control debate rarely heard is coming out. It's called Firearms and Freedoms and includes interviews with people sharing why the topic of gun rights is important to them. The list of folks includes people such as J.P. Sears, Jeff Gonzalez and our company president, Jacob Paulsen. It seems the intent of the documentary is twofold.
First, to provide the viewer with a side of the gun control debate that they probably wouldn't hear otherwise. And second, to equip folks to speak logically when defending gun rights.
It's not out yet, but I think disseminating the Firearms and Freedoms documentary is important. Later I'll explain how you can access it for free when it comes out, but first here is why I think this documentary is important.
Why is the Documentary, Firearms and Freedoms Important?
Without question, the dominant voice in politics, media, Hollywood, corporate news, government bureaucracies, medical organizations, and education is in favor of gun control. The consensus of these groups is that guns are the root cause of violence, and limiting everyday American's access to guns will limit violence. Guns and “gun violence” is such a problem that these groups, and the president, say it's a “national health crisis”.
Ignorance of firearms—
The problem is, even though the voice is dominant, it's just not speaking the truth. Most times, the media reporting, or legislators proposing gun control laws, are among the most unqualified to speak on the topic because they have absolutely no understanding of the issue. I mean, most of them couldn't tell you the difference between an RPG and a revolver. In this post from 2021 I highlighted 10 of the noteworthy and ridiculous examples.
In one example, NY Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington wanted to ban .50 caliber hunting rifles, because they used “heat seeking bullets”. In another CNN uncovered a retired military general who coined the incoherently dumb, and made up phrase “fully, semi-automatic,” when describing why the AR15 is a “weapon of war”.
Those two examples are in this post, and you can stomach it, check out more here, and here.
Ignorance of violence—
But that's not all. Not only is the conversation driven by those who don't understand the objects they want to ban, but they don't understand the problem they are trying to solve, even the problem of violence in America.
We continually hear that America is more violent than every country, and in some metrics that's likely true, but not in every. I mean, one of the many reasons America is the destination of more people than any other country on the globe is because many are fleeing an unstable country governed by corrupt governments and violent criminals. Every country has violent crime, to say otherwise is ignorant or a flat out lie.
Violence comes from the heart of man, and guns are just one tool evil men used to carry it out. Criminals use firearms in most murders, roughly 70-80% depending on the year. It's wrong anytime someone commits murder, but restricting firearms would take a tool that people use at least 500,000 a year to protect life. I make this point and you can check the sources in this 2019 post called Guns Kill More People than Knives…
Some supporters of gun control believe legislation limiting everyday American's access to firearms will put an end to violence. To understand why this isn't true, one just needs to look at what happened to Latin America. In each case, gun bans resulted in more authoritarian governments and higher rates of violent crime.
Other supporters of gun control say they want to ban firearms because of crime, but in reality just don't want people that disagree with their political or social aspirations to have firearms. These people mainly include politicians from both major political parties who, if not for the Second Amendment, would gladly impose the same oppressive governance on the American people we've seen throughout history.
In this camp are the cultural Marxists who want to silence or eliminate anyone who disagrees with their position. If you've never committed a crime in your life, don't have anything bad to say against anyone, and just want to live peacefully, protect your family, own firearms, and worship God, your personal property isn't your own. The lie perpetuated by organization such as National Public Radio (NPR) say that the “good guy with a gun, stops a bad guy with a gun” is a myth, so you don't need a firearm. Then NPR turns around and, for some people, supports firearms as a needed self-defense tool. To be clear, we support gun rights for everyone, and NPR's stance is inconsistent and we shouldn't ignore the reason.
Don't Take my Word, Research the Topic Yourself—
A good deal of people may call what's written above as “just my opinion”. I advise anyone to do their own research on the topic they plan to talk about. It's just the right thing to do. I've included some links to various articles to support my positions. Again, I highly encourage you to do your own research regardless of which side of the argument you're on, and especially if you just aren't sure. I actually find it honorable for someone to have enough self-awareness and wisdom to realize they know enough to have an opinion on a topic. Just don't be the fool that asserts themselves as a subject-matter expert and simply repeats talking points.
Freedom and Firearms Documentary—
That brings me back the Firearms and Freedom documentary. If you want to hear the gun control debate from the point of view of Second Amendment supporters, this is a perfect opportunity. The documentary comprises 9 episodes covering the following topics:
- Women & Self-Defense
- Kids & Safety
- Mental Health
- Race & Guns
- Law Enforcement
- Freedoms and the Constitution
The makers are releasing it one episode at a time, and they will start next week. If you sign up on their site, they will notify you when the next episode drops, and you'll be able to watch it for free. I'm sure when, but after some time, it will cost money to watch it. They haven't let me see it yet, only some sneak peaks. I can tell you from what I've seen, it's produced well and the variety of people interviewed represents a sizeable chunk of Second Amendment supporters.
I thought think the Firearms & Freedoms documentary is worth watching and sharing with friends and family, and wanted to share it with you so you could see it for free. Here is a little sneak peak:
I am looking forward to the documentary from Firearms and Freedom. I am a certified NRA and USCCA pistol instructor and I plan on sharing the documentary info with my students.
I am hoping that they will dispel the lies and false information put out by the MSM and the gun grabbers.
Don’t bet on it. The MSM will totally ignore this and punish those who make it available to the general public.
I got invited into this late – Episode 6. But I can’t find any information on how to view the first 5 episodes.
Each episode is only available for free viewing for 24 hours. To get access to past episodes you have to buy the Docuseries.
From what I saw of the series it was good. I couldn’t catch all of the episodes before they expired so I bought the docu-series.
Never received it and it’s been over a month and a half. I didn’t order the physical product but just the digital version. This should be as simple as providing a link or a download and should have been immediately available. I’m willing to wait but I when I asked for an ETA multiple times my emails were ignored.
Finally asked for a refund which too has been ignored.
Just putting the word out that while the series is great, the side of having to pay for the series is a scam!