Yesha Callahan

Spike Lee Teamed Up With Steph Curry, Carmelo Anthony, and Other NBA Stars to Fight Gun Violence

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While on a promotional tour for his latest film Chi-Raq, Spike Lee said America needs “to do something about guns.” Apparently, that wasn’t just lip service. The director led an anti-violence march in New York City, and he recently teamed up with some of the NBA’s biggest stars to take the message directly to their adoring fans.

In a touching PSA featuring Steph Curry, Joakim Noah, Chris Paul, and Camelo Anthony, victims of violence share how their lives have been affected by guns while the NBA players encourage others to put down their weapons.

The spot was produced by Everytown, an organization working to end senseless gun violence, and will air throughout the holiday season.

Take a look.

  1. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    It’s a complex issue. We certainly don’t have to live like this. The solution will be many things since one solution will not do it. Socioeconomic issues must be addressed. The illegal gun trade must be targeted for real. The youth need programs of uplifting their humanity where poverty is addressed. Also, those who are working in mentorships, conflict resolutions, and other community based programs should be aided more. There should be more gun safety programs and most Americans support background checks and closing gun loopholes. The problem is that many politicians are afraid of opposition from special interest groups. The people in the commercial have every right to speak their minds and to share their stories. We hope and we pray plus we fight for peace. There can be no justice without peace.

  2. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    I welcome any effort to reduce the number of people dying in this country

  3. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    This is a cause worth speaking out about.

  4. December 25, 2015 - Reply

    “Gun violence”… OTHER victims of violent crime aren’t important? Only victims of “Gun violence”? Here’s how you combat “Gun violence”. Buy a gun. Learn how to use it safely and effectively. Carry it with you at all times. Defend yourself with it, if necessary. THAT’S how you reduce, not only “Gun violence”, but ALL violence.

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