Its 11:36 am
Like many Americans,I watched the brand new and powerful anti-gun violence PSA put out by the group Sandy Hook Promise. The PSA starts off slowly with happy kids talking about how their new school supplies will help them and with each kid,the item then becomes a life & death item.
I saw many people were upset by the ad and thought it was over the top and was way to scary. That we didn’t need to see kids running around like that being stalked. Of course the majority of these complaints came from pro-gun NRA terrorist sympathizers. They instantly brought out the “if the teachers were armed” or “if a police officer was on stationed on campus” straw man argument.
What they didn’t acknowledge was where the Sandy Hook Promise was coming from,from HUNDREDS of American families being victims of mass shootings on campuses around the country. Of seeing their kids in this PSA and feeling the pain and loss all over again. But willing to endure it so America will FINALLY address the epidemic of gun deaths both at schools and elsewhere.
Maybe slowly but surely those wheels are starting to churn….people are refusing to shop at places that encouraged open carry,now those same companies are urging their customers not too. Are they doing it from the goodness of their heart? Fuck no,they’re doing it because people don’t want to shop at a place where some white person breaks out an AR-15 and starts shooting. Its why over 140 CEOs have sent a letter to Congress pushing for real dialogue,they’re seeing it start to affect their businesses,be it the random act or workplace shootings. Many stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods are refusing to carry guns anymore and even Walmart seems to have finally had enough as well as they are stopping ammo and certain types of weapons sales.
Good PSAs are meant to stimulate thought and debate and if these Sandy Hook Promise PSA help foster that,then so be it. Just a thought for you pro-gun terrorists out there,these folks are fighting for the safety of YOUR child to be able to attend school without the fear of shot as well.
You can learn more by visiting the website of the Sandy Hook Promise
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