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Every Gun Has a History

Every Gun Has a History

For some Americans, owning a firearm makes them feel safer, despite studies showing that it actually increases risk of injury and death both personally and for those around.

States United to Prevent Gun Violence: Every Gun Has a History

 

States United to Prevent Gun Violence and Grey New York tried to prove this wrong doing a social experiment of opening a “gun store” on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, with first-time gun buyers being recorded by a hidden camera.

Their reactions were recorded, as they listened to the history behind each gun model, from mass shooting to accidental homicides, and suddenly realising how harmful a firearm can be. The recorded video sets the ground for the #GunsWithHistory PSA, featured at gwhgunshop.com, informing people who are interested in purchasing guns of the potential risks and unpredictable outcomes.

States United to Prevent Gun Violence: Every Gun Has a History

According to Julia Wyman, Executive Director of States United To Prevent Gun Violence, their “goal is to educate those looking to purchase a firearm and ensure they are aware of the potential risks [and to promote responsible gun ownership]”.

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