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Australian Duo Make Video About Mass Shootings And It's Going Viral In America

Australian Duo Make Video About Mass Shootings And It's Going Viral In America

It's no secret that the most of the world looks at America's gun laws and collectively shakes their heads.

Despite hundreds of mass shootings and thousands of lives lost, American lawmakers refuse to change their legislation to make their country just a little bit safer.

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Well, two Aussies are hoping to change opinions in the land of the free and home of the brave with a bold, confronting video.

The video was made for March For Our Lives, a grassroots group that was set up following the tragic Parkland School Shooting that claimed 17 young lives. They've since launched massive rallies across the US and tried to get politicians to listen.

In the footage, it shows a workplace being told about how to survive an active shooter situation. The staff look a tad nervous and even sport some awkward smiles and laughs, until the lead says they brought in an 'expert' to explain what to do.

Then a little girl walks through the door and it suddenly becomes very real for everyone in the room.

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The girl says they shouldn't cry or talk otherwise they'd give their location away to the shooter. She explained how to block the doors with chairs to ensure the shooter couldn't get in.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

As she's giving these tips, the staff become very emotional and realise this is a reality for schools across the US.

Alex Little and Karsten Jurkschat created the video for March For Our Lives and have told the ABC about their intentions behind it.

"There wasn't a lot of gift-wrapping around this. It's what kids in America learn in school. And it's putting it in an interesting environment, which is an adult situation," Alex said.

"Usually these secrets - these lockdowns - are kept in the classroom. And parents hear snatches of what kids are learning in school, but they don't really hear details.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Kids go to school and they learn about their times tables and their maths and at the same time how to survive a guy with a gun."

He added that the inspiration for the video came when his own workplace had a security and safety briefing and the rest of the staff seemed pretty unenthused.

People on social media have been blown away by the clip, with it being viewed more than two million times as well as liked, shared and commented on by 64,000 people.

Featured Image Credit: March For Our Lives

Topics: Community, Viral, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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