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Brady Campaign Launches PSAs with Shooting Victims’ Family Members

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The nation’s leading gun-control-advocacy group has launched a new series of YouTube public service announcements as part of a, “long-planned public-awareness campaign” not tied to the Newtown, Conn., shootings.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s YouTube series, “We Are Better Than This,” features celebrities speaking straight to camera, some of whom, like Avengers star Mark Ruffalo -- who lost his brother to a gun homicide -- have been personally touched by firearm violence.

Perhaps more significantly, families of mass-shooting victims will appear in the videos.

In the first three videos, Brady staffer and Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard appears, as do Lonnie and Sandy Phillips, whose daughter Jessica Redfield Ghawi was killed in the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting in July.


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Jaycee Dugard Releases PSA

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Jaycee Dugard, the woman who was held captive for 18 years by Phillip Garrido, a registered sex offender, released a public service announcement Friday compelling people to keep kids safe, by always being vigilant and reporting suspicious behavior.

The 20-second spot is from the JAYC Foundation, which stands for Just Ask Yourself to Care, an organization Dugard founded. The foundation provides support services for families impacted by abduction or other traumatic events.

The PSA begins with families walking along tree-lined sidewalks and Dugard saying, “Just ask yourself to care.”

It then cuts to an empty swing swaying in a park, and Dugar says, “If you see something that looks wrong or amiss, speak out. You might be wrong, but you might just save someone’s life.”

The announcement ends with Jaycee and her mother, Terry Probyn, walking arm-in-arm.


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