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No To Guns! Yes To Life - International Awareness Campaign against Gun Violence

No To Guns! Yes To Life - International Awareness Campaign against Gun Violence

No To Guns! Yes To Life - International Awareness Campaign against Gun Violence

By Karl Pearson on Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 2 comments

Jamaican campaign group aims to bring people together to help tackle this burgeoning problem.

Gun and knives crime appears to be an increasing problem the world over with more than Three Million (3,000,000) lives taken by it each year and it is probably fair to say that Jamaica has more than its share. A campaign is now underway there to try and unify people into saying enough really is enough.   

The “No To Guns! Yes To Life International Awareness Campaign Against Gun, Knife & Gang Violence” is being spear headed by Black Music Promotions from Portmore. They believe that fighting crime is not just the sole responsibility of the Police, but of all citizens as well, and only through collaborated, committed effort can this be achieved.

Joshua

Joshua"Joshua grieved, and wanted to do a song, that would be used as a learning tool, for others. This is how he got the inspiration, to write this song", told us Randolph Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of Black Music Promotion.

"GUN OR LIFE was recorded in 2006, as Joshua had a friend who was involved in illegal gun activities. Joshua on numerous occasions, ask him to quit and change from his way of living. At one point in time, Joshua ask him to come to the studio with him, to see if he could get the man involved in music recording, but he refused as usual. That same day Joshua invited him to the studio, he died the evening, he was killed by police after robing & shot some one."

"Joshua grieved, and wanted to do a song, that would be used as a learning tool, for others. This is how he got the inspiration, to write this song."

It hopes that by getting its citizens and police to work together and unite as one they will diminish illegal gun trafficking, gun crimes and reduce gang culture within Portmore City. By achieving this they want to help fuel a domino effect that will spread through-out the Caribbean and the world. 

The campaign does not end there though as the place where real headway can be made is by educating infant, primary and high school children about the horrors of violent crime. It is their belief that as children live what they learn, and music plays a fundamental part in the learning and development progress of a child, that by purifying the entertainment and music industry, of the lewd, negative gun related murder music, that is so widely been promoted, in our current society will fully ignite and generate the positive energy in the community, to work cohesively with the police in the fight against illegal gun trafficking and gun crimes. Not only will this be a plea to artists directly but they want to create a memorandum of understanding with the Jamaica Broadcasting Commission, for the media, radio, TV, Cable etc, to cease and desist from airing and promoting murder music, songs and movies, that give off a negative impact.  

Finally they want it to be known that they applaud the Police High Commission, in their new development, as they embark on a positive drive, to rid the security force of corrupted cops and to send this message to all political / non political and persons considered, potential elements that assist in fuelling these gangs, the police trough this campaign and it's concerned citizens of Jamaica, will get you!.  

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Posted by Freedom Fighter on 08.15.2013
Yes to guns.
No to idiots

Posted by Freedom Fighter on 08.15.2013
Yes to guns.
No to idiots

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