CHICAGO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With gun violence legislation coming to the forefront in Washington, D.C., States United to Prevent Gun Violence, a national non-profit organization working to decrease gun death and injury, has released a new TV commercial and web video. The TV commercial and web video is being rolled out in support of an online petition drive that will give citizens a voice in Washington and urge legislators to act to strengthen our gun laws.
The arresting 30-second spot features a disturbed former employee confronting office colleagues and firing what appears to be a rifle. After the explosive discharge abates, viewers see the weapon is actually a very old musket. The tagline tells the story, "Guns Have Changed. Shouldn't Our Gun Laws." Followed by the States United to Prevent Gun Violence logo and the call to action, "Get involved supgv.org."
The online petition will be shared with the signers' members of Congress urging them to act on gun violence legislation.
Barbara Hohlt, Board Chair of States United to Prevent Gun Violence, said, "America has seen too much tragedy from senseless gun violence. The time is now to remind Congress that the overwhelming majority of Americans support common sense gun safety measures."
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The mission of SUPGV is to support existing state-based gun violence prevention organizations and to bring new partners into the movement.
Board Chair of States United
SOURCE States United to Prevent Gun Violence