‘Lies of Omission’ Offers Millennials Perspectives on Guns, Freedom

By David Codrea

The DVD is now available to order.
David Codrea in his natural habitat.

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “DVDs shipped today,” T.L. Davis announced Wednesday to followers of the Christian Mercenary blog. He was referring to the just-released documentary “Lies of Omission,” a collection of interviews with longtime liberty advocates intended to be shared with a younger generation. The film introduces many millenials to “old” perspectives on freedom for the first time — that’s because of what they have not been taught in schools or exposed to in the “popular” media.

The “cast” includes “bleeding edge” author Matthew Bracken, privacy activist and writer Kit Perez, “Freedomista” author Claire Wolfe, Gun Owners of America’s Executive Director Emeritus Larry Pratt, colleague, friend, citizen journalist, author and originator of the Three Percent concept, the late Mike Vanderboegh, and me. Our perspectives were prompted and elicited by T.L.’s daughter, director Sammi Lee Davis, our “bridge” to her generation and a young filmmaker who received a Global Film Awards Competitions IMPACT DOCS Award of Recognition for the project.

The documentary won an Impact Docs Award.

We had all been filmed separately over the course of many months as T.L. and Sammi Lee traveled to where we each live — they’d actually visited with Vanderboegh in Alabama almost a year before they made it up north to see me, sadly after he’d passed away. T.L. reveals they have much more footage of Mike that can be part of a separate project — hours of conversation with him that won’t fit into the current documentary, but will be preserved as a legacy resource I’m expecting to hear more about.

If you could speak to the younger generation, what would you say?

Naturally, with the people involved, the discussion involved Second Amendment principles, but in the context of being a means to protect all freedoms. There’s also history, personal anecdotes, philosophical discussions, the importance of the Constitution, the unfolding totalitarian threats the target audience will face. And what you’ll see are real responses from the interviewees. No one was given questions in advance.

Rather than read an admittedly subjective build-up from an interested party (me), AmmoLand readers are invited to consult a supportive review at the Internet Movie Database recommending:

“Share this with your children & grand-children … If they are getting their information from their iPhone or ANY of the mainstream media outlets who pander to those in power – PLEASE – get them to devote an hour to watching this. Hopefully, a light will come on; something which is often unavoidable when facts collide with perceptions. Then encourage them further to fact-check what they hear in this film.”

Part of that fact-checking could include exploration of copious ‘End Notes” for the documentary, links that offer further information about and corroborate discussion points and claims made by the interviewees.

I’ve seen an early cut of the film and am looking forward to getting my final copy as soon as T.L. can fulfill initial order obligations. You can order a copy from 12 Round Productions to share with the young people in your life.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Wm. Schildgen

Received the DVD last week and have watched it twice so far, great content, only wish it was twice as long!


I received the DVDs two days ago. I’m putting together a screening for the local liberty group, and afterward we’ll brainstorm on how best to get this documentary in front of the eyeballs that need to see it the most, so it’s not just preaching to the choir.

Huge thanks to the on screen talent, the producers and everyone directly involved in making the documentary, and for those who helped pay some of the production costs.

RIP Mike. Thanks for all you did.


Looks great! Excited to read about the Vanderboegh footage and its possibilities.

Bob M.

In plain and simple language, Liberty is the absence of coercion. Everything your millennial needs to know about government and its campaign against liberty was written decades ago by Morris and Linda Tannehill.

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