(Extreme Content) Live Shootouts and American Recovery. Is Change Possible?

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    For three years, I have filmed intimately within American issues of urban poverty, violence and recovery. More than a gunor spending issue, (which the film does not focus on) there is a terrible human and fiscal cost taking place every day in America. And we are all paying, (be it taxes or personal loss) for it.

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    With that, it seems improvement is the only option. This post is in no way adversarial or politically affiliated. More than that, I am curious what your perspective might be on effective ways and policy changes, which can improve the situation.

    Please note, this is also not an advertisement as the film is far from complete. This initial trailer was also created for in-house purposes and is released for feedback and thoughts, with a focus on improvement only. I very much appreciate your time and thoughts.

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    Well, the citizens are learning from the continuing criminal enterprise known as the federal government that it is perfectly alright to use violence to impose your views on others.

    So there is your first task, address it in your film.

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    THE SWEETEST LAND - UNOFFICIAL PREVIEW

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    Very Powerful. I grew up in Middletown, CT (about 20 miles south of Hartford). I know what Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven and even Meriden are like. I've known people who lived in these neighborhoods. I've lived in Providence, RI and Worcester, MA (the 2nd and 3rd largest cities in New England).

    You're right that this is a horrific epidemic that needs to end. It isn't a black problem, or a hispanic problem or a white problem. It isn't even a neighborhood problem. It's a societal and cultural problem and one that can only be fixed on those levels. However, like most problems it's one that those of us outside those societies and cultures cannot fix FOR these people. These people need to WANT this problem to end. The mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, cousins, and friends of these people need to be willing to step up and make the changes.

    The only way that this is ever going to change is for those communities to say.... "This is no longer acceptable. We are no longer going to remain silent. We will no longer turn a blind eye to what is happening on our block, in our neighborhood, or in our own homes." The first step has to be for those communities to decide that they will no longer tolerate the violence, the drugs, the gang bangers, etc... Not for some outsider to come in and say... "You shouldn't tolerate this." but for the Community to decide it's no longer acceptable.
     
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    Just a reminder. The "liberal" states which proclaim to be the fiends of blacks and minorities , have the most restrictive laws which prevent law abiding citizens from bearing arms to defend themselves.

    Address that in your film.

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    While I agree with the sentiment, that has nothing to do with the issue at hand. These gang members are generally going after other gang members. Many of them aren't 21 years old, and already convicted criminals so they couldn't get a gun permit to begin with.

    The first issue that needs to be addressed is the no snitching, revenge-based culture that these communities exist in.
     
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    Thank you very much for your thoughts. Let me reiterate that the film is NOT an attack on gun rights nor does this posting have anything to do right or left agendas. It is my hope that these conversations can focus on ways of improvement, because genius is needed within this issue.

    Be it shot, beaten or stabbed, I've observed/filmed far too much death....and this country is far to great for that to happen.

    The fact that you are engaging and passionate is meaningful...now how, without merely throwing funds at this issue, can we improve it? Because we must.
     
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    Like I stated in my first post , the criminal enterprise known as the federal government enjoys violently disposing of other gang members - whether they are in Waco, TX or Baghdad.

    Have him address that in his film.

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    Unfortunately, the best educators are the federal bureaucrats who are always willing to use any pretexts to excuse their penchant for violence.

    Having said that , let me clarify that violence is not mala per se.

    I oppose the INITIATION of violence - while I will never engage in violence in order to deprive anyone of their life, liberty or property - I will definitely use deadly violence to defend my life, liberty and property.

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    I'm no huge fan of our current government, but that's not the topic we're discussing here. It isn't even a side-topic to the main discussion. Nor is the issue of Gun Control truly pertinent to this topic in the means you have mentioned.
     

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