Director Jessica Solce’s new documentary, No Control, premieres November 15 and carries a clear message: “There [are] limits to every right… articulated in the Constitution,” and gun rights should be no exception.
And while the Huffington Post claims No Control offers a balanced look at the pro-Second Amendment versus gun control debate–“giving voice to advocates from both sides”–the documentary’s trailer makes clear that “gun violence is a public health issue” and this, of course, sets up guns and gun ownership as issues to be dealt with in the same way as swine flu, bird flu, chicken pox, or Ebola. It opens the door for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other groups to infringe on Second Amendment rights via agency-issued orders that bypass Congress and the people at large.
The No Control trailer features ousted Colorado state senator John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) pressing for more gun control, and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence’s Shaina Harrison declaring, “The whole country… [has] a gun problem.”
Interspersed between the calls for gun control are quick, non-contextualized pro-gun clips like the one of Pueblo Freedom and Rights’ Victor Head holding pieces of unfinished gun parts saying, “We can make an AK-47 or an AR-15. What do you want to make today?” Head’s quote on “assault rifles” is spliced in right behind artist Greg Bokor’s statement that “It’s so easy to kill a person with a gun.”
Of course, the trailer does not point out FBI statistics showing more people are killed with hammers and clubs each year than with any kind of rifle–“assault rifles” included. Breitbart News reported these statistics on January 3, 2013.
No Control premieres November 15 at DOC NYC.
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