Peter Dinklage joins other celebrities in a PSA from Demand A Plan, an organization created by lawmakers and victims of recent mass shootings, to put an end to gun violence. Spurred by the Connecticut school shooting this past December that left 26 people dead, most of them children, the spot is very similar to other celebrity call to action videos. Watch it below.
Urging stricter gun control, the PSA video includes Peter Dinklage, Sarah Silverman, Beyonce, Aziz Ansari, Jason Bateman, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, Steve Carrell, Ellen Degeneres and other Hollywood stars. While the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT was the catalyst, the Public Service Announcement lists the mass shootings in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin, where gun violence has occurred in schools, workplaces, religious buildings, malls and other public places.
Demand a Plan is a campaign of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, co-founded by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in 2006. Their goal is to pass legislation that will:
- Require every gun buyer to pass a criminal background check (this would include private sales and gun show sales)
- Get military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines off the streets
- Make gun trafficking a federal crime
Hopefully something can be done to stop the gun violence. This might be a good start.
“Demand a plan. Right now.” – Peter Dinklage