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 TargetedTheMovie.com. 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. TargetedtheMovie.com. 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 TargetedtheMovie.com. TargetedtheMovie.com. Well spoken. Well thought out millennial. Support him. Support the millennials who are standing up for the fence around the American idea, the Constitution. TargetedtheMovie.com.

Featured Image: Image courtesy of targetedthemovie.com.

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