Demand A Plan

This post first appeared as “Speaking Out Against Gun Violence” on The Shmooze blog at The Forward.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings one week ago, a large number of performing artists have joined forces with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence to “Demand A Plan Against Gun Violence.”

Celebrities, including Paul RuddAmanda PeetRashida JonesSarah SilvermanKate HudsonDebra MessingElizabeth BanksMax Greenfield, and Gwyneth Paltrow, appear in this just-released video exhorting their fellow Americans to demand that members of Congress and the president pass “common sense legislation” to prevent future tragedies. Such laws would involve requiring a criminal background check for every gun sold in America, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and making gun trafficking a federal crime, including real penalties for “straw purchasers.”

© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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