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Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire Memorial Day Broadcast

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CHICO, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The producers of the Second Amendment documentary Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire are pleased to announce that their film will be the highlight of the Sportsman Channel Memorial Day special line-up "Salute to Service" with Gary Sinise.   The veteran-focused programming starts at 12:00 PM ET and concludes at 7:00 PM ET with the broadcast premiere of Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire.

Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire, (PG-13), brings audiences to the center of the controversy over guns in America. The film takes a step back from the normal public discourse that is filled with emotional rhetoric, to offer unique perspectives on the Second Amendment's significance in American society while taking a critical look at current gun laws and their effect on public safety and civil rights. Created by two-time Emmy winning producer and writer Kris Koenig (400 Years of the Telescope) and co-produced by Eric Katzenberg (Secrets of Navy SEALS, American Guns), the film is narrated by rapper and actor Ice-T  (Law and Order: SVU).

"The film speaks very little on the subject of war," said Koenig, "but as a third generation vet and a father of a son about to deploy to Afghanistan, it's a great reminder of the freedom our veterans have fought and died for.  The documentary also reinforces that we can't let our rights be eroded by foreign powers or through politics within the borders of our country."

With the purpose of igniting a meaningful gun control conversation, as opposed to adding to the existing rhetoric, Assaulted sought out constitutional historians, lawyers, law enforcement, educators, anti-violence leaders, gun rights activists and gun owners to lend their voices to the film. The result is more than 30 interviews from advocates on both sides of the argument.  The film weaves together several narrative threads including the post-World War II Battle of Athens and the Deacons for Defense of the Civil Rights Movement with more recent events, including the abandonment of Koreatown during the L.A. Riots and the heavy-handed action taken by public officials during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to show that tyranny comes in many forms.

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