Jill Dennison has written a back-to-school post that chills my blood. Even in my country, Canada, gun violence is on the rise. Thanks, Jill for this eloquent wake-up call.
It’s September, and you know what that means! Shorter days, cooler temperatures, the leaves on the trees starting to turn from green to vibrant gold, purple and red. Pumpkins and apples, the smell of woodsmoke in the air, and … oh yes, those big yellow buses once again rumbling down the street – back to school! You won’t see a back-to-school ad like this in France, Germany, or the UK. You won’t even see an ad like this in Syria or Afghanistan. Only in America would you would ever see an advertisement like this one.
That was a Public Service Announcement by the Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-violence nonprofit founded by the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012. Raw, jaw-dropping, disturbing? Yeah, it was meant to be. Only in America. What a claim to fame, eh?
This morning, I watched the neighborhood kids walking down the…
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