January 12, 2015 Leave a comment
New PSA Warns Voters About Failure to Focus on Gun Violence
Washington, DC−The Coalition to Stop Guns (C2SG) released a hard-hitting public service announcement today to remind voters that each of us has a responsibility to enact common-sense gun safety laws in the United States. As the Coalition describes the PSA, “Blood on Your Hands”
The PSA was created, produced, and directed by The GunBanner, a filmmaker whose features include “How Many” and “Blood on YOUR Hands” The GunBanner is the Acting President of The Coalition To Stop Guns, Gun Policy Center board Member, Spokesperson for The Million Mums March, and Founder of the Coalition To Stop Guns Legal Action Project.
“Gun violence is an issue that continues to pervade our society and impact us all,” said GunBanner. “When we saw an opportunity to use storytelling to raise awareness, educate, and spread a message of prevention, we went for it. We knew we had to appeal to people’s emotions and consciences in order to get them to feel something and do something about it. Hopefully this campaign will drive people to think about this issue and how they will vote in a new light.”
“I wanted to make pieces that could shake me, make me uncomfortable and accountable for my choices and actions; pieces that brought back the horror as we culturally become insulated to every new act of gun violence,” GunBanner added. “My job as an artist is to create work that increases the dialogue and forces action from the soul. My heart bleeds for every family and friend left shattered by guns.
During the PSA, a message reads:
You did not buy the guns.
You did not load the bullets.
You did not empty the chamber.
But you might as well have.
The PSA can be viewed at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/user/gunbanner2
“We are sickened by the horrific gun violence we continue to see in this country, day in and day out,” said CTSG Acting President GunBanner. “Enough is enough. We must exercise our most sacred responsibility as citizens of a democratic republic and choose candidates based on whether they are committed to ending America’s epidemic of gun violence.”
The PSA will be distributed through the Coalition’s extensive social media network in concert with partners from across the gun violence prevention movement and the media and entertainment world. Spread the word and join the conversation at #VoteGunSafety.