College students everywhere are participating in DoSomething.org's #GunsOut campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to spread awareness on gun safety and keep guns off of college campuses.
According to the #GunsOut campaign information on the website, "...bills are being proposed in 15 states this month alone that would allow concealed carry on campus."
Aria Finger, CEO of DoSomething.org, thinks that since the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, the passing of bills have become much more apparent. CNN reported, "Twenty-three year old Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, before taking his own life." Fast forward, in 2015, at least 20 states adopted "stand your ground" laws, giving people the right to defend themselves with a gun.
When do people begin to ask whether or not young people – the future of our nation – want the possibility of guns on college campuses?
Inspired by DoSomething.org's campaign, college students have been posting selfies of themselves flexing their muscles. The flexing muscles represents the only guns that students want on campus. Cheesy, but honest.
Another goal is to get university presidents to sign an important letter – created by DoSomething.org and The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus – agreeing to take a stand against permitting guns on campuses.
Some celebrities are also flexing.
The campaign runs until April 7th. Get involved now if this is something you feel strongly about!
Lead Image Credit: DoSomething.org
This article was previously published on FreshU.io.