I wanted to let you know that
the DVD, Innocents
Betrayed, is received very well by my college students.
I show this as part of the Global Issues course with Georgia College
and State University – usually about two classes each semester.
I teach approximately 60 students each semester in a required
interdisciplinary class and another 50 students in American Government.
I show all of Innocents in the Global Issues course and portions
in the American Government class (far shorter in time - 50 minutes).
This fall all classes have seen the film in its entirety. One
student who believed people should not own guns is now challenging
that notion. She was amazed that genocide and defenseless citizens
= murder and oppression. When juxtaposed with Susanna Gratia’s
tale in that tragic day in Killeen, Texas- this student saw the
light that people have the right to defend themselves. She is
not comfortable with wholesale gun ownership, but she is now at
What has amazed me are the numbers of students who see me at
the end of class who are comfortable with the message that self-defense
is a right. Further, women seem to get it. Two young ladies (18
years old) in class this week believed they had the right to protect
themselves. One young man thanked me for showing a film that didn’t
malign gun ownership. The rest of the class commented about the
somber tone and how it made them think about our government in
comparison with other nations.
This video would be awesome with a lesson plan that breaks down
the major sections for discussion and Q&A. Perhaps a lesson
plan with notes on additional research/readings and a webpage
would be ideal? Even questions for students to ponder or answer
based on the film.
Anyway, I wanted to thank you for producing this video and you
have a hit in my classes. I’ll continue to show the DVD
as long as it holds up.
J. Edgens, Ph.D.
Gun-owning college professor
Wanted to thank you and
the guys at JPFO for posting preamble to Bill of Rights. Read
to US History Classes today as we finished quickie review of
Constitution. Also pointed out that Constitution and Bill of
Rights guarantee protection of inherent rights and do not grant
rights ( with minor exceptions of franchise qualifications,
and setting $20 as amount guaranteeing jury trial for law suit).
Interestingly, I'm supposed to do these things
as part of my contract to teach History, [but] I've never been
called on it. Wish more History and Goverment (Civics) teachers