FOR MEDIA, PRESS AND ALL WHO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT FOR A BULLET FREE SKY
We have created an educational video and short PSA sending a message to all regarding the dangers of Celebratory Gunfire. This video contains facts, statistics and testimonials from victims and family members, along with a message from the HCSO (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office), gun instructor and a dramatization of the typical practice of celebratory gunfire. This video has also been presented to Hillsborough County (public) middle and high school students. We hope that other states and countries use it to spread the word and educate their communities.
Please air our Educational Video and/or PSA as much as possible before this New Year's celebration:
Link to Educational Video: https://youtu.be/pYAA1SW4uPQ
Link to PSA video: https://youtu.be/kU8TEMjxtRM
All videos also available on our Home Page, YouTube channel and Facebook page.
We are very excited to share the news about our latest project. AC Squared Productions and the HCSO have partnered with us once again to create a full-length video and PSA in Spanish. This video will allow our message to reach out and spread awareness within our Spanish communities. PSA will be posted when completed.
Link to Educational Video in Spanish: https://youtu.be/jrvQEoEg2uk
Our website is now available in both English and Spanish versions. This includes
logos that can be used to print or order customized T-shirt, car magnets, pin buttons... the sky is the limit for the public and other organizations to use all material available in this website to spread this important message.
The irresponsible practice and tradition of Celebratory Gunfire takes place on the 4th of July and NYE more than any other holiday celebration. Please do not rely on others to make a difference. This is a problem that affects us all. To see a change, we all need to take part in the solution. Education and awareness are essential in preventing Celebratory Gunfire.
It is everyone’s responsibility to take action if we want to see true results. Bullets should not be falling from the sky, putting our lives in danger while we celebrate. Everyone is at risk if someone near you or within miles of distance decides to use their gun to celebrate. This includes people who own guns and people who do not own guns. We are all celebrating under the same sky. It is important to acknowledge the importance of gun safety. If you are drinking while celebrating any occasion, keep your firearms in a safe place. Think of the consequences before taking action. Help stop this reckless tradition so that we can celebrate life!
Bullet Free Sky invites everyone to do their part in order to prevent further tragedies and for some, the fear of celebrating the holidays with the freedom we are so proud of. We invite the media, organizations, business owners and the public in general to take action and prevent celebratory gunfire by taking these simple steps:
· Share our PSA and Educational Video as much as possible. News channels, Schools, Gun Instructors please share our PSA video as much as possible, especially during the week leading to the 4th of July and NYE.
· Visit www.bulletfreesky.org and click on "get involved".
Download and print flyers to share, display and spread the word on news papers, television, businesses, public billboards, community centers etc… We have a Billboard sign available for anyone interested in sponsoring a billboard to spread this message in their area of choice. Our logos are available in English and Spanish to print on on T-shirts, car magnets, mugs, pin buttons etc...
· Police Agencies and those interested: Please visit Shotspotter at: www.shotspotter.com/celebratorygunfire
for strategies on how to reduce celebratory gunfire in your area.
· Talk about it! Tell your family, friends and neighbors that celebrating with firearms can take lives. Educate our future generation: children and teens. We invite teachers and students to discuss this message in class or show our video in your school's morning show at least a week leading to winter and summer breaks.
· Share our social media posts on Facebook and twitter.
· VERY IMPORTANT: Notify the authorities if you see anyone shooting a gun to celebrate. Call your local police or sheriff office. Be sure to give them the time and exact location of the shootings. You do not have to give your personal information but you DO need to give a specific location.
Thank you all for your support. Please take a few minutes to share this information and spread the word. Together, we can make a difference and save lives!
Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday,
Bullet Free Sky