Country Music Television – along with other networks – has urged many to “wear orange” this weekend as part of a coordinated stance against gun violence.
“We are (virtually) wearing orange today to support National Gun Violence Awareness Day and to draw attention to the more than 100 lives lost every day due to gun violence,” said the entity belonging to ViacomCBS. tweeted Friday before the CMT Music Awards Wednesday.
The campaign, citing data on fatal injuries from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the years 2015 to 2019, claimed that “Every day more than 100 Americans are killed with guns.” “Wear Orange” is part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s gun control campaign, supported by Michael Bloomberg. This effort has been sharply criticized by many people on social media.
“This is anti-gun propaganda disguised as virtue,” campaign critic tweeted, adding: “CMT has fallen apart with all the other companies that sell to Woke extremists.”
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Another smoke that by pressing CMT on send on the “wear orange” tweet, the network “has just lost 75% of your viewers”.
“For my part, I will never watch any station defending a campaign against the 2nd Amendment, which CMT just did,” the social media user wrote. “You would think they would know their audience [sic], but you put awake idiots in charge, and you get stupidity. “
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In April, President Biden announced a series of executive actions and legislative proposals on gun control and declared gun violence a “public health crisis” while pushing back against criticism that his administration’s actions violate the rights of the Second Amendment.
“Nothing I’m about to recommend infringes on the Second Amendment,” Biden said at the time. “These are bogus arguments suggesting that it is the Second Amendment rights at stake for what we are talking about.”
Among the recommendations, Biden asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to come up with a rule to stop “ghost weapons,” which are essentially “kits” that people can easily buy legally to assemble a working firearm that doesn’t has no serial number.
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Biden also asked the DOJ to come up with a 60-day rule on orthodontic appliances used for handguns, which makes them more accurate; propose actions on “intervention against community violence”; to publish suggestions for “red flag” legislation and asked his administration to publish a report on gun trafficking.
Fox News’s Tyler Olson contributed to this report.
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