Can You Spot the Potential Warning Signs of Gun Violence? This Video is a Must Watch
Sandy Hook Promise releases a powerful PSA that shows how easy it is to miss the warning signs of a shooting.
Photo by Sandy Hook Promise Facebook page
The statistics are terrifying. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that an average of 91 Americans are killed daily by guns. According to a study in American Journal of Medicine, our country's gun homicide rate is over 25 times the average of other high-income countries.
One of our nation's greatest tragedies in recent years is the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which took place nearly four years ago on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Family members of the 20 children and six adults who died in the attack founded Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit that aims to honor victims of gun violence by preventing it in the future. They believe in organizing locally, delivering mental health to at-risk individuals and passing state and federal gun safety laws that bring positive change.
The organization posted a PSA, titled "Evan," on December 2 to YouTube. The chilling video shows how signs of a shooting to come are often overlooked, and even ignored by those who could prevent it. The video has already garnered more than two and a half million views.
You can donate to Sandy Hook Promise here.