This is so moving. Gun violence prevention activists released a video of UCSB’s A Capella Group singing ‘Hallelujah,’ shortly before the NRA convention started on May 20. Clearly, this is their way of calling attention to America’s gun deaths. Watch the emotional video, here!
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump spoke at the annual NRA convention on May 20, and in response to the controversial event, gun violence prevention activists released a video of UCSB’s A Capella Group singing “Hallelujah,” which is their way of calling attention to America’s gun deaths — a clear indignation that they’re fighting for gun safety, versus what the NRA wants.
Those singing in the video above are known as the Naked Voices, an a cappella group from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). They worked with the Coalition Against Gun Violence in Santa Barbara to produce the video, a press release sent to HollywoodLife.com explains.
The release of this video also comes just a few days before the second anniversary of the tragic shooting in Isla Vista, California near UCSB, which left 7 dead and 14 injured on May 23, 2014. John Rosenthal, who is the Executive Director of Stop Handgun Violence in Boston, released a statement in the press release, which said that tragedies like the Santa Barbara shooting happen “all too often” in the U.S.
“It’s a shame that Congress refuses to acknowledge that sensible gun laws could prevent mass shootings that seem to have become routine,” he said. “It’s about time Congress stood up to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and approved a comprehensive background check to keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers and the dangerously mentally ill.”
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“The Concert Across America,” which is a “series of musical events” will take place on Sunday, Sept. 25. The concert “will bring together a network of organizations, activists and artists with the dual goals of keeping guns out of dangerous hands and making the issue of illegal guns top of mind for members of Congress, the presidential candidates, and the American people as they go to the polls in November, 2016,” the press release says.
For more information visit: www.RememberSept25.org.
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