|“Too Many Press Conferences” spot encourages Americans to get involved to stop these familiar tragedies
Washington, DC−The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) released a new PSA today that highlights the continuing epidemic of mass shootings in the United States. Entitled “Too Many Press Conferences,” the video shows a montage of clips from press conferences conducted by President Barack Obama in the wake of such shootings. The President has conducted at least 14 press conferences of this nature during his tenure in the White House.
The minute-long video makes it clear that such horrors do not represent the “domestic Tranquility” envisioned by our Founders in the Constitution. Viewers are encouraged to stand with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence against the gun lobby to build a brighter future for generations to come.
According to the Gun Violence Archive website, there have already been 191 mass shootings in the United States in 2015 in which four or more innocents were shot (not including the shooter). This includes shootings that take place in private dwellings and public spaces.
“As our President has noted, the United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that experiences mass shootings with this kind of frequency,” said CSGV executive director Josh Horwitz. “Our nation has always been capable of doing great things, through ingenuity, hard work, and entrepreneurship. We can end this epidemic and build safer communities across America.”
The PSA directs viewers to the weblink www.csgv.org/standwithus, where they can join CSGV in a push for reforms to stop the next tragedy. The Coalition’s legislative staff is currently advocating on Capitol Hill for legislation that would expand background checks to private sales of firearms, disarm domestic abusers, and strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).