Indy Documentary Maker Highlights Guns Save Life

Here’s a short video with the unwieldy title Handguns and Humor in the Hearland: A Gun Rights Group’s Unlikely Activism. The brief documentary (via atlantic.com) primarily highlights the work of Guns Save Life, the central Illinois gun rights advocacy org lead by TTAG contributor John Boch. As The Atlantic describes the group, “Based in Illinois, the nonprofit is dedicated to protecting the rights of gun owners and promoting education around gun safety. On the GunsSaveLife.com blog, Boch concurred with recent remarks from the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre, focusing on gun-free zones as the problem, not the solution to school shootings.” Imagine that. The filmmaker, Charles Ledford, made the editorial decision to “balance” a story about law-abiding people who defend their constitutional rights and teach gun safety with . . . the mother of a crime victim. Think of it as equal time. Ledford apparently does.