Everytown Creates New
Council Focused On the Arts

By Beth Baumann. May 23rd, 2017

Last week, Everytown for Gun Safety launched a new initiative: the Everytown Authors Council, which consists of authors, illustrators, editors and agents who are in favor of gun control.

Those who make up the council agreed to fight for "common sense solutions" to the "gun violence" problem. This is their pledge:

We believe there are many common sense steps we can - and must - take right now to help save American lives from gun violence.

  • We believe we have a responsibility to help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people - including convicted criminals, domestic abusers, stalkers, and people with dangerous mental illness.
  • We believe in gun safety - that we have a responsibility to store guns safely, unloaded and out of the reach of children.
  • We believe everyone has a role to play in reducing gun violence and that every action, no matter how small, helps bring us closer to a future free from gun violence.
  • We believe the creative community has an opportunity to use our communication skills and the power of culture to galvanize many more Americans in the gun violence prevention movement.

Jodi Picoult, the author of Wonder Woman, has become the face of the Authors Council. According to Picoult, authors have a responsibility to speak out in favor of gun control. .......

Once again we see the reference to "common sense gun laws" - as if we have not already had more than enough restrictive laws infringing on the 2A. Then, this constant use of the term "gun violence", which is totally over used - violence is violence however conducted. Also we have the other favorite, "keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people" - that too shows the usual naevity because the one segment of the populace which can and will always be able to procure guns is the criminals. The arts people of course will have all the answers.

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