Millennial Filmmaker Releases Explosive New Gun Control Documentary 'Targeted'

Who says millennials are uninformed and unengaged? Meet Jesse Winton, a 22-year-old documentary filmmaker whose new movie, Targeted: Exposing the Gun Control Agenda, opens in theaters for a special one-night event on Thursday, September 29.

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"The motivation to make this project was less about guns in and of themselves and more about the problems that I was seeing with our government and where we're going, and the type of borderline tyrannical government that we're dealing with today and the continual violation of the Constitution and civil liberties," Winton explained.

Winton additionally wrote an op-ed in The Washington Times about millennials and why they are skeptical about gun control, describing them as passionate about protecting American civil liberties.

"This is great," Glenn said. "You can find out where it's showing at Well spoken, well thought out millennial. Support him. Support the millennials who are standing up for the fence around the American idea, the Constitution."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: All right. We have our serial. Part two on gun control coming up in just a second, just at the bottom of the hour. But we have Jesse Winton on. He's made a new documentary, new movie called Targeted: Exposing the Gun Control Agenda. Wanted to have him on because a lot of people think, "Oh, millennials, you know, they're not doing anything." Here's a guy who is 22 years old, making a documentary on the Second Amendment.

Jesse, how are you?

JESSE: I'm doing well. How are you doing?

GLENN: Good. Did you study filmmaking? How did you get into this?

JESSE: I actually am by and large self-taught. Really just kind of developed a passion for film when I was young and started, you know, thinking about ideas for documentaries. Produced a documentary with my dad and brother when I was about 15, 16 years old. And was then looking for another project. And the idea for a project on gun control came up. And Targeted is the result.

GLENN: Okay. Are you a gun owner? Are you a shooter? I mean --

JESSE: Yeah, it's actually interesting. I am a gun owner. But I am not what would probably be typically considered a gun person.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

JESSE: In that I don't particularly enjoy shooting as a sport. You know, I do shoot every once in a while, but I have guns as tools.

So for me, this -- this idea and the motivation to make this project was less about guns in and of themselves and more about the problems that I was seeing with our government and where we're going and the type of borderline tyrannical government that we're dealing with today and the continual violation of the Constitution and civil liberties.

And this just happened to be one of the foundational issues that was regularly discussed and regularly brought up. So the motivation for the film for me is less about the guns themselves and more about the ideas of freedom that we're trying to hold up through the project.

GLENN: Tell me, you wrote an op-ed in the Washington Times. Again, 22-year-old Jesse Winton, the filmmaker of Targeted the movie. You wrote an op-ed last week. You said: Why millennials are skeptical of gun control. Do you want to get into that?

JESSE: Yeah, I think it goes hand in hand with what I've seen with people in my own age-group, millennials. I've seen a split right down the middle, that is pushing millennials either incredibly Libertarian or incredibly -- like more socialistic. More -- you know, the Bernie Sanders supporters, where a lot of them were millennial college students.

GLENN: Yeah. Right.

JESSE: So I think that what we're seeing is a trend that is pushing millennials more and more towards civil liberty. More and more towards understanding freedom and really caring about freedom, again, because I think that a more Libertarian ideal that is being promulgated by millennials.

So to me, I think that millennials are really -- you know, I don't see a ton of millennials that are really gun people. I think more millennials would fall into the same category as myself. They see them as being a necessary part of the society that we live in today. But the skepticism towards gun control from millennials, I think, is more related to how passionate a lot of millennials are becoming about civil liberties.

And we've seen in the past couple of years with Edward Snowden and, you know, the NSA, how important surveillance is to millennials, that they really are caring about the Constitution, they're caring about their freedom, and they're caring about this continual government overreach. And so that translates into skepticism related to gun control.

GLENN: This is great.

So how do you see -- Jesse, because I see both parties. I have only one minute.

I see both parties falling apart in the future for millennials, if it hasn't already.

Where do you see the future of -- let's just nail it to gun control. What's going to happen?

JESSE: You know, I think that a lot of that will, you know, change in November. A lot of that -- we'll be able to see what happens after the election and kind of have an idea of where we're headed.

But by and large, I still have a lot of hope for America. I still think we have this foundational -- these foundational ideas of freedom that aren't going anywhere. People really understand at the core who we are as Americans, what we stand for, and so I think that it's going to be a tough uphill battle for anyone who wants to take that away.

GLENN: Okay. One night only movie event. Theaters nationwide. Tomorrow night. You can find out where it's showing at Well spoken. Well thought out millennial. Support him. Support the millennials who are standing up for the fence around the American idea, the Constitution.

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Over the weekend, the government avoided its 15th shutdown since 1980...for now. The short-term stop-gap spending bill gives Congress 45 days to pass a more robust budget. As Glenn explains, many Republicans and Democrats have been weaponizing the imminent shutdown to force the passage of omnibus bills, resulting in deficit spending and programs that aren't in the best interests of the American people.

But would a government shutdown be all that bad? Glenn argues that ALL taxpayers should want a shutdown. If Congress were to pass their current budget, the federal deficit would DOUBLE. What exactly would happen if Congress did not pass a massive deficit budget by October 1st? As Glenn explains, the world would NOT come crumbling down, and the government would be forced to STOP spending YOUR taxpayer dollars on projects that are harmful to the American people.

Below is a list Glenn read on-air that outlines exactly what will happen if the government shuts down.

1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' jobs report could be delayed this month.

2.The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service will have to cut back.

3.The Federal Reserve activity will be unaffected.

4.The Federal Trade Commission will stop the vast bulk of its competition and consumer protection investigations.

5.The Security and Exchange Commission will not review or improve registrations from investment advisers, broker dealers, transfer agents, rating organizations, investment companies, and municipal advisers.

6.The IRS has not released this plan for the potential shutdown. However, previous plans have said the IRS would use funds from Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act to keep employees paid and working.

7.A shutdown would create increased risk that FEMA's relief funds could be depleted.  (Though if large catastrophic disasters were to occur during the shutdown, they would very easily pass funding for that).

8.The Department of the Interior will retain limited discretion to use permits for energy projects on federal lands and waters, when user fees are attached.

9.Most EPA-led inspections at hazardous waste sites, as well as drinking water at chemical facilities, are going to stop.

10.The Energy Information Administration will continue to collect and publish snapshots of the U.S. oil inventory on schedule.

11.Nuclear Regulatory Commission will continue to maintain nuclear sites. However, they will stop all licensing of new nuclear facilities.

12.Air traffic controllers and TSA officers will be working without pay (they will be paid, just not on time).

13.Amtrak will keep transporting the estimated 12 passengers that regularly use the service.

14.Passport and visas will still be issued.

15.Efforts to defend the nation and conduct ongoing military operations will continue.

16.Burials and tours at Arlington National Cemetery will continue.

17.COVID-19 response research, including vaccine and therapeutic development by the U.S. government, will continue.

18.The National Institute of Health might have to postpone clinical trials for diseases like cancer or Alzheimer's.

19. Food stamps for low income people, the disabled, and others could be delayed.

20.Most National Parks will be closed along with the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, Cemeteries, Monuments, and visitor centers.

21.The Capitol Police will work without pay (again, they will be paid, just not on time).

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Wednesday was a big night for the Republican presidential candidates during the second GOP debate... OR WAS IT?

Glenn wasn't impressed with the debate. In fact, he went as far as to say it was the worst Presidential debate BY FAR he had ever seen for THIS reason: NO ONE discussed the major issues that Americans are actually facing.

Inflation has doubled Americans' grocery bills. Gas is nearing a historic record of $100/barrel. We have DOUBLED our national deficit. Bidenomics and the globalists' green agenda pose an existential threat to core American industries while we continue to fund the Ukrainian people's pensions and small businesses. It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

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