By Kim Rossi, who lives 15 miles from Sandy Hook (Newtown) Connecticut
Watch this one minute video from The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit launched in Newtown, CT whose founders include family members of those staff and students murdered by 20 year old Adam Lanza in December 14, 2012, who was on the autism spectrum and brutally dysfunctional.
This group is fighting to protect schoolchildren from meeting the same fate as their precious family members, including their kids. Like our community on vaccination choice, when it comes to solutions for school shootings, some may be 100% against gun ownership, others seek laws to protect while keeping the right to own a gun, and still others may think no change is needed. Whatever your stance on guns, no AofA reader of a vaccine injured child can fault these parents for pulling out ALL the stops in this PSA, including a scene with blood, a young girl cowering in the bathroom texting her Mom..."I love you."
Have WE pulled out all the stops??
Anyone remember the autism dark ages when Autism Speaks ran a PSA that showed what the diagnosis looked like for actual families instead of the shiny, happy, media/neurodiversity version? The PSA was yanked. Autism Speaks retreated a little at a time into vanilla pabulum offending no one, helping no one and now into a shell of its former juggernaut self. (Anyone know that the Autism Cares act passed this week? Insert "MEH" here.)
The comments on Facebook are very much against this PSA from both sides. There are the "This is too dramatic, they want to take our guns," protesters. And the "This is too dramatic, I can't handle it," commenters.
I wonder if Sandy Hook Promise would be open to learning about vaccine injury, pharma's history of not protecting consumers, and how both may play a role in school shootings. Can any of us afford to leave a single stone unturned when it comes to our children's safety and their right to an education without terror?
I expect the discussion to be lively.... Stay polite, please. Deniers need not comment. I can show you the graves. We will not tarred with that brush. We have enough detractors. Thank you.