Gun Violence R.I.P.
In July 1969, a full-page ad in the Sunday NY Times posed a request to the American public: Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and pray it ended.
The hopeful ad appeared one year after the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and 6 years after the shooting of President John Kennedy.
The copy reads: The trouble is hoping and praying isn’t enough
Violence won’t end unless you’re willing
to start the ending.
I have held onto to this yellowing page for 44 years, the hope for the end of gun violence nearly extinguished.
If not now, when?
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