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School shootings as a fashion line and gruesome public service announcement

School shootings as a fashion line and gruesome public service announcement

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Violent scenes of kids running from an armed attacker are publicly applauded when released by a charity working against such tragedies, but what about a fashion show recycling such imagery? Is this fear porn or raising awareness? Wholesome images of children touting their favorite new-school-year accessory quickly give way to kids repurposing those accessories to try to survive while under attack from a shooter in a new commercial from Sandy Hook Promise. The ad, released on Wednesday, is being alternately embraced by gun control proponents and reviled by gun rights groups – and parents distressed at the rise of sensationalist “fear porn.” Rather than the usual gun-control narratives centered on ripping guns out of the hands of Second Amendment-loving citizens or “cracking down” on the nonviolent mentally ill, Sandy Hook Promise’s stated goal is educating families on the warning signs that a person might be planning a violent attack. Its website claims that “in 4 out of 5 school…
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