Star Wars and Serious Gun Control Legislation

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Star Wars and Serious Gun Control Legislation

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Sam Gould started this petition to J J Abrams and

As of today America has experienced 355 mass shootings in only 337 days for this year. Likely, another one just happened and I don't even know about it. So let's just figure that by the time you read this that statistic will be even worse. 

What do I mean by mass shooting? Simple. Someone takes a gun and shoots metal bullets into people bodies. Blood, cartilage, bone, sinew, skin in turn rip, explode, tear apart. So do families, hope, desire, and our ideas of living in a world that we are making better for our children. In this and so many other ways, America is eating itself alive. How do we stop killing ourselves?

Well, one thing we know how to do really well - apart from killing one another - is consuming. Whether it is consuming the hopes and dreams of others, a Big Mac, or the next big blockbuster movie, American's know how to take it all in.

And so it's time. J J Abrams and Walt Disney Company, YOU ARE OUR ONLY HOPE.

Sad but true, a funny Tweet contained what might be the surest bet for the American public at large, and the United States Congress, to actually do something tangible about REAL gun control measures in America.

David Ehrlich wrote this morning, "If JJ Abrams just said 'no Star Wars until we have competent gun control,' American's nerds would un-fuck this country by Comic-con."

I laughed. And why did I laugh? Well, in the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "It's funny because it's true."

But I bet we can count on way more than the Star Wars loving nerds of this country to get behind this idea and do something about gun control if Star Wars is delayed till Congress enacts real change. I bet there are millions of closeted excited Star Wars fans out there who would also put their weight behind an INDEFINITE DELAY of the new Star Wars films until we do something about all the killing we're doing of one another.

One simple step, blocking the release of the new Star Wars might very well do the trick.

What say you Mr. Abrams? The power is strong in you.

 

* A note on the photo accompanying this petition. In Salina, Kansas last year Chris Burns dressed up as a Stormtrooper and scared the hell out of the town. Enough so that Salina was put on lockdown. It's not just guns we have to worry about. It's just as much our own fears, and the affects and prejudices that come from thinking everything out of the ordinary is a threat to safety. 

 

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