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.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

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This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.