The initial draft of the trailer for the movie Luke 22-36 has been posted at http://luke22-36.com.
From the director Floyd Webb:
Gun Possession and The 2nd Amendment in the Black Community
"...and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one."
– Luke 22:36
Do black Americans have 3/5ths of the 2nd Amendment?
Luke 22:36 is a documentary film that explores the history of gun possession and the 2nd Amendment in the black community. The film will examine the issues and conflicts around the subject, attempt to bring some clarity to the issue by examining both sides of the issue in search of some understanding of a controversial subject.
I will interview black men and women in Chicago who are concealed carriers of firearm and licensed instructors. They describe their reasons for carrying, the history of gun possession in their family background, and why they are staunch proponents for the 2nd Amendment especially in reality of record gun violence in Chicago that they say has less to do with the 2nd Amendment, than the lack of education, training, jobs and opportunities, in places where black communities become American Bantustans.
I am including authors of recently released books such as Nicholas Johnson, who wrote
Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms
Chronicling the underappreciated black tradition of bearing arms for self-defense, this book presents an array of examples reaching back to the pre—Civil War era that demonstrate a willingness of African American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities. From Frederick Douglass’s advice to keep “a good revolver” handy as defense against slave catchers to the armed self-protection of Monroe, North Carolina, blacks against the KKK chronicled in Robert Williams’s Negroes with Guns, it is clear that owning firearms was commonplace in the black community.
I will also interview Charles Cobb, author of "This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed", where he describes the vital role that armed self-defense played in the survival and liberation of black communities in America during the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s. In the Deep South, blacks often safeguarded themselves and their loved ones from white supremacist violence by bearing—and, when necessary, using—firearms. In much the same way, Cobb shows, nonviolent civil rights workers received critical support from black gun owners in the regions where they worked. Whether patrolling their neighborhoods, garrisoning their homes, or firing back at attackers, these courageous men and women and the weapons they carried were crucial to the movement’s success.
Historical Consultant to the film is African American History Professor Art T. Burton, the author of three critically acclaimed and well-respected books, Black, Red, and Deadly: Black and Indian Gunfighters of the Indian Territories, 1870-1907, Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves and Black, Buckskin, and Blue: African American Scouts and Soldiers on the Western Frontier.