In wake of the recent tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, celebrities including Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, John Legend, Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and several more join together in a new campaign video called ‘Demand a Plan’ to promote an end to gun violence.
"After the July 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, President Obama and Governor Romney made moving statements that echoed the sorrow we all felt. But we need more from our leaders than a moment of silence. We need a moment of action."
According to the official website, Demand a Plan is a campaign of Mayors Against Illegal Guns - a national, bipartisan coalition of mayors working to make America’s communities safer by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands. Co-founded in 2006 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, the coalition has grown from a committed group of 15 members to more than 800 mayors, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, from major cities and small towns around the country. It has more than half a million grassroots supporters, making the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country.
Protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, drug abusers, the seriously mentally ill and other dangerous people. Mayors Against Illegal Guns advocates for common-sense measures that will close deadly gaps in american gun laws and make sure law enforcement agencies have the tools they need to detect and deter gun trafficking. We have worked with more than 100 survivors and family members of gun violence victims in public campaigns to push for solutions from Washington.