EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — Sandy Hook Promise is sending a powerful message with a new PSA about school shootings.
We showed the video to El Pasoans to hear their thoughts on the message.
“That ad definitely triggers the emotions and it makes it more like ‘woah,’ you don’t think that your child would have to think ‘Oh, I have to protect mode,’” Chelsea Gevne said. “You don’t think that your 6-year-old is going to have to go to school and think, ‘Fight or flight’ or think that, ‘Oh, those scissors can protect me.’ You don’t want to think that.”
Gevne said she has already spoken with her young children about gun safety.
“I have to talk to them about why some people make bad choices and what they have to do to be able to protect themselves and maybe what they can do to keep at peace with themselves.”
“It makes me sad that our kids have to worry about things like that. They have to worry about themselves, about keeping in contact their families, about protecting others. I’d like to think that that’s something that we can do for them, so it’s kind of heartbreaking,” Kahryn Bastain said.