#NoGunsAllowed initiative & 2013 BET AWARDS
I was super honored and excited, when asked to be a part of this revolutionary movement! #NoGunsAllowed is attempt to get individuals, especially young people, active in ending the violence and substituting it with rational action.
More than 90% of Americans are in favor of background checks before facilitatng handguns;however, 40% of them are still distributed illegally.
Homicide is the 2nd killer for youth, ages 15-24, & the number 1 killer for African Americans 15-24.
Now, 1 in 4 teens has witnessed some sort of gun violence
Because of these alarming facts and statistics, The League of Young Voters has teamed up with Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg in an attempt to bring awareness and minimize the gun violence.
Like any other movement, it starts with one. The influence of relevant artists, such as T.I. & Snoop, who have both been guilty of violent/ drug related lyrics, taking a stand to move towards a more positive role is absolutely AMAZING! People tend to forget that celebrities are human, as well, have children the same age as yours, and lose family/friends to the same bafoolery as anyone else.
People are entitled to ownership of a firearm, but let's push for the proper use and education of guns, as well as, keeping them out of the hands of cold blooded criminals!
Join the movement and the conversation of Facebook/Twitter today ----> #NoGunsAllowed
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Pledge for Peace! They did. Will YOU???