A group called Generation Progress teamed up with the director of the National Jazz Theater of Harlem and students from Duke Ellington High School in Washington, D.C., to dance against gun violence and save “more than one million years of potential life.”
The dance is titled, “Fight4The33,” meant as a reference to the 33 people that Generation Progress claims are killed by gun violence every day.
Throughout the dance, students come forward and make various assertions, including, “Every 70 minutes, an American under the age of 25 dies by gunfire” and “Over half the people murdered in 2010 with guns were under the age of 30.” Like other gun control groups who cite such figures, they do not differentiate between deaths due to gang violence and deaths due to other causes.
One student said, “Children in the U.S. are twice more likely to get shot than die from cancer.” This student did not mention that children under the age of ten are seven times more likely to die in an accidental fire death than an accidental gun-related death. Nor did she mention that children under the age of ten are sixteen times likely to die in an accidental drowning than from an accidental gun-related death.
Early in the video, another student stated, “We lose more than one million years of potential life due to gun violence every year.”
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