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  •  Beat me to it ;-) (7+ / 0-)

    I'm glad I took a quick look before publishing mine.  

    Chilling video.

    Here is a petition link that was released by the coalition along with the PSA video. (link will open in new window).

    Everyone, Please View, Sign and Share!!  Thanks.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 05:20:22 AM PDT

    •  Signed. It would be great if the diarist could do (7+ / 0-)

      an update with this link. If he/she wants to EDIT diary to do so, the HTML to put in is as follows:

      < a href="http: /csgv.org/action/stand-up-to-stand-your-ground" target="_blank">petition link< /a>
      *three spaces must be deleted after you copy and paste HTML:
      1. Space right after the first "<"
      2. Space right after "http:"
      3. Space sight after "link<" near the end

      then you can SAVE AND PREVIEW to test the link and make sure it goes to the right page (it opens in a new tab), and finally click on SAVE CHANGES.

      If you would like to do it and need some help, I am sure that many here can help.

      “In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it … we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

      by DefendOurConstitution on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 05:41:16 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks for suggesting this. (6+ / 0-)

        Hopefully the diarist will add "Action Link" to the title as well.  The more eyes, the more signatures.

        As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

        by JaxDem on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:09:11 AM PDT

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      •  done! and thanks (7+ / 0-)

        for pointing us there!

        “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller

        by pfiore8 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:33:22 AM PDT

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        •  Thank you very much and congrats on the Recommen- (5+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          pfiore8, kishik, dream weaver, rubyr, JoanMar

          ded tag getting added that means that you made it to the rec list.  I know you did not post this for any personal glory, but we will have a better chance of starting to repeal these horrible laws with more visibility to this injustice.

          “In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it … we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

          by DefendOurConstitution on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:39:51 AM PDT

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          •  what i like about CSGV is this: (5+ / 0-)

            they don't scream: take away guns. the issue is stopping the violence and it's a great way to think about how we talk to each other.

            when we immediately screamed GUNS, Sandy Hook became simply a political football. however, if we appeal to each other's sense of horror at children being killed and present it in a way that gets us all thinking about what can we do to stop this?

            i was so disgusted after Sandy Hook at both sides of the issue and repeatedly asked if it wasn't possible to leave us all to grieve for at least a few hours before everybody starts positioning.

            i find the same true of all hot button cultural issues.

            “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller

            by pfiore8 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:45:23 AM PDT

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            •  I agree with your sentiment, but it is one side (6+ / 0-)

              that has been screaming for years and getting their way with Congress and state legislatures, it is one side that considers even bringing up the injustice of SYG laws equal to proposing  total confiscation, meanwhile will anyone answer Trayvon's screams?

              “In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it … we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

              by DefendOurConstitution on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:57:47 AM PDT

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            •  Well...actually...nobody is (4+ / 0-)

              screaming to take away guns.
              That anybody is suggesting that shows just how successful the death merchants and their allies have been in muddying the waters.
              People concerned with senseless gun violence have always argued for sensible gun control legislation.

              Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

              by JoanMar on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 07:56:48 AM PDT

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