I’ve been tele-schmoozing with NBC’s Ronan Farrow about his forthcoming Guns 2.0 documentary. At my suggestion, the Tiffany Network’s motley crew will be taping the ballistic festivities at Houston’s Athena Gun Club on Friday night. On Saturday the 9th, Mr. Farrow’s mob wants to video a small group of gun-owning millennials shooting guns (with our man Leghorn) at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill (just northwest of Austin). Afterwards, he’ll interview Young Guns 2.0 at Dahlia’s cafe which, it must be said, serves some of the best pie in Texas. NBC needs four or five volunteers. If you’re down with that – accepting the risk of anti-gun editorial editing – contact producer Katherine O’Hearn at email@example.com. Here’s her official invitation . . .
We’re working on a story for NBC News about a new generation of gun enthusiasts. We are looking to gather a small, representative group of millennials – ideally 20s, potentially early 30s – who are passionate about guns and gun culture and who shoot on a regular basis. Themes of particular interest include young people drawn to gun culture through videogames and tech; women and minorities as important voices in the gun community; and how young people integrate guns into their social lives, from shooting ranges to online forums.
This would involve a few hours of your time the afternoon (12-4pm) of this coming Saturday, May 9th. We will start at the Best of the West shooting range in Liberty Hill, TX to capture footage of the group shooting. We will then move to a nearby café for a roundtable discussion. Promise to get you out of there by 5pm at the latest.
If you are interested and available, please contact Katherine O’Hearn at Kathy.OHearn@nbcuni.com.