What is the ultimate symbol of power? For some it's money, God or brute force. More fundamentally, it's the ability to protect and defend your property, your family and your life. In the season 5 premiere of NOIR, Colion explores the idea of power, how it's perceived and the empowerment that comes from truly having it.
No longer an anti-gun flower child, season 1 guest Antanique returns to train in Wyoming with Colion and the legendary Chris Costa. Never one to sugar coat his personal firearms journey, Colion reveals his concealed carry emotional rollercoaster ride from shame and fear to confidence and empowerment—and in true NOIR fashion, Chris pushes Colion out on the range with barricade and moving communication drills. To wrap up the episode, Colion sits down with notorious season 4 guests, Ja-Mes and David, for an anti-gun roundtable discussion.
"Just like I've never seen someone get behind the wheel of a Porsche and claim they enjoy the power, there isn't a person on earth who can honestly say they didn't feel a rush of freedom and empowerment when they got behind a firearm and pulled the trigger."
"These days, most people are taught that feeling powerful is a bad thing—that they can't handle the responsibility. The human life is more precious to me now because every day that gun reminds me of how much I care about my life and the people I love, and that I have the power to defend everything I care about, should the need ever arise."
"I could've freed my ancestors with this power. I could've overthrown dictators with this power. I could've stopped a mass shooter with this power. The rest of the world says I'm not supposed to have this power—that I'm too dangerous with this power, but so many people have given up their lives with this power."