How effective would public service "messages" on TV by high profile figures agai

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (10 posts)
  1. Marsei profile image93
    Marseiposted 2 years ago

    How effective would public service "messages" on TV by high profile figures against gun violence be?

    Grieving Will Smith's death.  Looking for solutions for New Orleans.

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 2 years ago

    It would need to be an ongoing concerted effort by such people.  Also, a lot of money to back this project would be needed to counter the huge amounts of money which would be put up in opposition by the gun lobbies.

    The people who now benefit from the way things are would put up a tremendous fight be preserve the status quo.  There would be false stories and all types of shannanigans.   In America The Constitution would probably need to be amended so 'the right to bear arms' would be deleted.

    It is said, "Where there's a will there's as way."  The will would need to come from a lot of people, or a few willing to go out to the many - and for a long time - until the 'critical mass' or 'tipping point' is reached and it becomes truly onerous and generally regarded as despicable to support guns and armaments in general.

    1. Marsei profile image93
      Marseiposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer.   Lots of food for thought.   Your verbiage was interesting also:  "Where there's a will, there's a way" is the name of  the late Will Smith's charity.

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    On Friday (April 15) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Will Smith is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

    1. Marsei profile image93
      Marseiposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm speaking of Will Smith, former New Orleans Saint.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      delete this , I could care less about it .

  4. lions44 profile image97
    lions44posted 2 years ago

    It would have zero effect. There are lots of ads already against all kinds of violence, particularly in places like Chicago and Detroit.  The problem is too complicated for public service announcements. A culture of violence has taken hold and I don't know how we stop it short of martial law in a lot of neighborhoods.  An expanded ATF maybe?  Aggressive enforcement of existing gun laws might help, but with so many guns on the street, the cat's out of the bag. 
    The Will Smith story is sad. But not unexpected. A rich guy with a gun was hit by a jerk with a gun. Someone dies. Story at 11. Can't anyone just exchange registration and insurance?  Granted, if neither had a weapon, they are both alive tonight.
    25 years ago if there was a traffic accident, how many people drew guns. We'll never be certain, but road rage and shootings post accident were still unusual in most places.  It's more than just too many guns. 

    A callousness about life in general is now pervasive.  Suicides are near record levels in both the U.S. (and Britian).  Showing the victims dead bodies might help. I know it sounds terrible. But having highschoolers visit a morgue before graduating could scare people straight. "This is where you end up, like a piece of meat. Stop shooting each other."  Desperate move?  Yes.  Could save one life.

    1. Marsei profile image93
      Marseiposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your comments.  I love New Orleans, but find myself getting an anxious feeling when we go in to the city .  Maybe the morgue is a good idea.  Years ago, we were shown pictures of wrecks and dead folks to keep us from driving drunk.

  5. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Public service messages by celebrities won't offset the rappers glorified for talking about selling drugs, killing rivals and cops and having ho's.
    The best long term solution is rebuilding the black family, because children raised outside of wedlock have 2-3 times greater odds of:
    * drug addiction
    * mental illness
    * being held back in school
    * joining a gang
    * dropping out of school
    * going to jail

    When blacks have an 80% illegitimacy rate, versus whites' 30%, you'll get 2-3 times as many kids with bad outcomes. That's not racism but a social deterioration. And you won't get the violence down until you get responsible fathers keeping their teenaged boys in check, instead of acting like the violent thugs glorified by their subculture.

    1. Marsei profile image93
      Marseiposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer.  Some good points made.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)