Rapper Ice-T and musician Ted Nugent may not share the same type of music, but they are sharing the spotlight as they team up for a new documentary focused on the controversial gun control debate.
The upcoming film Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire takes a look at the history of the Second Amendment and examines current gun control laws.
Ice-T narrates the documentary, which features numerous other commentaries on the subject including words from Nugent, Dan Gross, and Adam Winkler. Gross is the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and Winkler is a noted author and professor at UCLA.
In an interview with FOX411, the film’s executive producer, writer, and director Kris Koenig says that, “Assaulted turns the gun debate around. It is a civil rights issue, and we take a look at the history of the Second Amendment. It’s a right that has been abused over the years and one that gets overlooked the most.”
The documentary follows hot on the heels of controversial new gun control legislature like New York’s SAFE act, Maryland’s “assault weapons” ban, and the Colorado gun bill that prompted Magpul’s departure.
Koenig highlights the recent rash of “assault weapon” legislation in the interview with FOX411, stating that, “When dealing with anything to do with our Second Amendment, our lawmakers need to keep in mind that it serves to protect us as individuals…Incidents of violence with an ‘assault weapon’ are few and far between, less than one percent. [...] We shouldn’t give up our civil liberties for a false sense of safety.”
Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire is being produced by Dead Patriot Films and is set to open in select theaters June 20. A trailer for the film can be seen in the video below: