Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts was fed up with the ritual in Congress of a moment of silence followed by no further response to the latest mass shooting in America. She approached civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. Lewis responded with organizing a classic sit-in. This time it would be inside the well of the House of Representatives, something never done before. And so history is being made. The Democrats are now galvanized and vow to continue the fight. Moving forward, spreading the word about the issues involved is crucial and Brave New Films is one great resource.
Brave New Films is doing its part to spread awareness with its own Gun Safety campaign running since 2014. You may think you know the story but the facts will speak for themselves:
On January 5, 2016, President Obama announced executive actions aimed at expanding background checks. That same day, Smith & Wesson’s share prices rose to a record high of $25.86* a share.
Eleven days ago, 49 people died and 53 were injured in Orlando Florida, the 133rd mass shooting this year. As of yesterday, Smith & Wesson shares are up 19%** since Orlando.
Smith & Wesson is MAKING A KILLING, and they are not the only ones. The NRA, gun manufacturers and the politicians they pay are all guilty of greed.
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8 responses to “#NoBillNoBreak and BRAVE NEW FILMS”
Reblogged this on Aware & Fair.
Great to see this post reblogged. Thanks, JoAnn.
What is it about the US we Europeans cannot understand? I like competitive shooting, I like the Idea of the people controlling a country’s arms instead of a few old men in hidden chambers. But a gun at least is also nothing but a rural tool. And carrying one in urban civilizations seems to me like walking High Street in rubber Welliboots with pigshit sticking to it: something normal educated people won’t do, although there’s no law against it. What demons are there to be afraid of?
The NRA runs a huge ongoing campaign that would have you believe that there is a huge demand for automatic machine guns by the general public. Granted, it is a profitable business. However, there is overwhelming American support for gun safety legislation.
Yes, I believe some lot of campagne money helped. We see how Hollywood teaches that any problem that cannot be solved with a gun needs just a bigger gun. But they seemed to be throwing there seeds on fertile ground for quite a long time. And this ground is what I’m curious about. Why do so many Old time singers shot their girlfriends, Lil’ Sadie, Maggie, Darling Corey?
People need to stop hanging on to some old wrongheaded frontier spirit, if that’s part of it. Such a huge responsibility to own a gun. And then, to make matters worse, you have easy access to heavy duty assault guns. So harmful, even deadly, to have a glamorized gun culture.
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I appreciate the reblog.