Lone Star Gun Rights has teamed up with filmmaker Scott Goodknight to conduct a social experiment to be featured in his upcoming documentary, Fearless. The press release detailing the event is below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DALLAS, TX - Do you or someone you know have a extreme FEAR, phobia, dislike, strong opposition or a “hate” of GUNS?
The “Fearless Documentary” has teamed up with the Lone Star Gun Rights organization to conduct a social experiment which will be included in the final edit of the video documentary. We will be seeking persons willing to participate in this experiment at the May 5 Dallas United Against Gun Violence rally at City Hall, but also welcome volunteers who did not attend that event.
We are looking for six (6) individuals who have a strong DISLIKE of guns in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. You must be willing to spend one day with professional, expert shooting instructors learning how to safely operate and fire the following weapons:
2 Semi-automatic pistol
3 12-gauge pump shotgun
4 Bolt-action rifle
5 Semi-automatic rifle
6 Fully-automatic rifle
After a classroom orientation, training, and safety briefing, subjects will receive hands on training and one-on-one instruction from professional trainers at a world class shooting range.
We will film every step of the process capturing the “before,” “during,” and “after” thoughts, emotions, and reactions of participants.
THE GOAL OF THIS EXPERIMENT:
This experiment seeks to prove or disprove that direct experience can diminish or eliminate any type of fear. The fear of guns has been raised to an extremely high level in our society, so this should be an excellent test. We are also looking for “organic” or natural changes in beliefs or feelings about guns after the experience is complete.
WHAT THIS IS NOT:
This is NOT an effort to change anyone’s beliefs or values. We are NOT looking to change anyone’s mind. If the experiment doesn’t change your feelings, then we want you to be honest and say so. Also, we are not looking for any particular race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other cultural factor. All we need is people who have an extremely negative feeling about guns of any type.
There is no cost except getting yourself to and from the shooting range. You will not be required to purchase anything. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
SAFETY & TRAINING:
Your safety is our utmost concern. You will be given the most thorough and professional training possible. The instructors will use the most cutting edge techniques and safety measures to ensure you are as safe and comfortable as possible. Eye protection and ear protection will be provided. Each and every aspect of the training will be recorded by multiple cameras from multiple angles. No personal cameras or filming will be allowed. No friends or family will be allowed to observe. This will be a tightly controlled environment. This is for your safety and is a non negotiable rule. If you just want a selfie or Instagram hit, this isn’t for you. We are looking for serious, socially minded individuals who want to be a part of a positive experience as it relates to something they feel negatively about.
In exchange for your training and experience you give the Fearless Documentary full permission to use your image and the video footage taken of you in the final documentary without monetary compensation paid to you.
We are looking at several weekend dates in May to be confirmed by the local range. The final dates will communicated directly to our volunteers well in advance to ensure no scheduling conflicts. This is a one day training from 9-5.
If you agree to the terms and conditions listed above and you are committed to a serious and important social experiment, please apply by going to www.scottgoodknight.com and using the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Once your submission is received, a member of the documentary film crew will contact you to ask a few more questions before we move forward and make our final decision.