BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today challenged New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to attend a screening of a new Kris Koenig documentary – Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire – that reminds the audience that firearms rights are constitutionally-protected civil rights.

“For far too long,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, “Mayor Bloomberg has been acting as though the Second Amendment is a heavily-regulated privilege that his millions of dollars can buy and sell on a rich man’s whim. This 80-minute film dispels that delusion.”

The film is showing in several theaters, including Village East Cinemas at 181-189 – 2nd Avenue in New York City, Gottlieb noted, “So it would be easy for Mayor Bloomberg to attend. The theater dates are July 12-18.”

Narrated by rapper Ice-T, Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire takes a bold look at the racist roots of gun control, and also bluntly reveals the anti-gun mindset to be elitist and prone to demagoguery. People from both sides of the debate are interviewed, and the film is already receiving good reviews from Variety, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and Indeed, Variety notes that the film “comes across as too thoughtful and well researched – in short, too reasonable – to be easily dismissed as mere agitprop.”

“Michael Bloomberg has been living and thinking in something of a vacuum, where he has deliberately avoided the kind of civil rights wake-up discussion found throughout Koenig’s film,” Gottlieb said. “That’s why he needs to see it, and he ought to take Barack Obama, Andrew Cuomo, Dianne Feinstein and several others along as his guests.

“Kris Koenig’s film should also be required viewing for every member of Congress and certainly for every student of civil rights,” he added. “Mayor Bloomberg should sit through it twice.”