Documentary exploring history of Second Amendment features Ted Nugent, Ice-T

Executive producer, writer and director, Kris Koenig insisted that it’s crucial to understand the roots of gun violence, “mostly tied to gangs, drugs and the black market.” “And you can’t ignore the mental health aspect,” he continued.


Rapper Ice-T, left, and Ted Nugent are teaming up for a documentary about guns.

When music fans think of West Coast rapper Ice-T, Ted Nugent may not be the first name that immediately comes to mind. But that’s who the rapper is teaming up with for a new documentary about the heated gun control debate.

The recently announced film, “Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire,” looks at the background of the Second Amendment.

“’Assaulted’ turns the gun debate around. It is a civil rights issue, and we take a look at the history of the Second Amendment. It’s a right that has been abused over the years and one that gets overlooked the most,” the film’s executive producer, writer and director, Kris Koenig, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “It’s a self-defense right that gets distorted into self-offense. Our civil rights are very precious to us. The reason our country exists is to balance individual rights against the whole. It has kept our country safe.”

Narrated by Ice-T, the film features myriad voices on the topic. Nugent appears along with Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence,as well as UCLA professor and author Adam Winkler. The movie aims to take a critical look at our current gun laws, Koenig explained, and how the concept of people rising up against the government in the U.S. may not be so farfetched.

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