Renowned Comedian Lewis Black Offers Comments on Kevlar Backpacks for Students
NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lewis Black is not bashful about offering commentary, nor does he do so at low volume. And he had something to say, as students around the nation head back to school, about two men in Colorado who are selling bulletproof backpacks on the internet. "After what happened at Virginia Tech, two guys in Colorado are now selling bulletproof backpacks and they're doing a great internet business. "Perfect!," Black said. "Why deal with the problem when you can create an industry around it and make a profit off it? How about tear gas pens or a bulletproof vest notebook? Why not just make the school uniform complete military gear? "What is the matter with us? Are we so lazy we don't want to deal with reality anymore?" See the link below for details: www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5677754,00.html. Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, agreed with Black that the bizarre backpacks aren't the solution to America's gun violence problem. "What we need to do is prevent the tragedies from happening by keeping guns out of the wrong hands," Helmke said. "We should require Brady Background checks on all gun sales, crack down on illegal gun trafficking and limit access to military-style semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. "What we're doing now about gun violence is not working," Helmke said. "We need to do more to prevent dangerous individuals from getting guns." For continuing insight and comment on the gun issue, read Paul Helmke's blog at http://www.bradycampaign.org/blog/. And visit the Brady Campaign website at http://www.bradycampaign.org. As the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, working with its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities. Contact: Zach Ragbourn, 202-898-0792
SOURCE Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
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