Variety: Gun Use Is Down Dramatically on TV This Fall Due to Hollywood Strikes, According to New Study (EXCLUSIVE)
BY VALERIE WU Gun use is dramatically down on TV this fall — but that may be mostly attributed to the recent Hollywood strikes, which led to the shutdown of virtually all film and TV productions this year, according to a new study. The report, “Gun Smoke: An Analysis of How Labor Strikes May Have Impacted […]
A Review of Gun Use on Primetime Network Shows Found Far Fewer Guns on TV in September 2023 than in September 2022 – Except on CBS CHICAGO – A study released by the gun violence prevention group Project Unloaded looks at how gun use on network TV shifted while writers and actors were on strike. […]
New Gallup Poll Shows Most Americans Believe the Myth that Guns Increase Safety; Project Unloaded Responds
A Desire for Added Protection is the Most Common Reason People Say They Get a Gun, But Having a Gun Makes People Less Safe, Not Safer CHICAGO – Project Unloaded’s mission is to change the narrative on guns by debunking the false notion that guns make people safer and new polling from Gallup demonstrates why […]
“The Predictable Outcome in a Nation Awash with Guns” Project Unloaded Responds to Mass Shooting in Maine that Killed at Least 16
After Yet Another Mass Shooting, Americans Should Do Something Different: Commit to Live Unloaded CHICAGO – As a massive manhunt continues in Maine following a mass shooting, two things are clear: At least 16 people are dead and gun culture must change. In response to the mass violence, Project Unloaded released the following statements. “We […]
In the US, gun violence and shared trauma is normalized for young people – which could be why many are open to firearm ownership … But guns do not make people or households safer, explained Nina Vinik, the founder of gun violence prevention group Project Unloaded, who hopes to snuff out protectionist falsehoods. In fact, […]
By Destini Harris CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A University of Virginia student was one of 14 people selected to serve a year-long term on Project Unloaded’s Youth Council. “The big overall message is that guns make us less safe and more guns equals more gun violence,” said Karly Scholz. Project Unloaded says its mission is to, […]
Deanna Watson, Lafayette Journal & Courier WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – From a young age, Purdue student Paige Carter has wanted to confront the narrative that more guns make us safer, and now she has a national stage to speak her message. “Going to school at my age, having to do school shooter drills,” Carter, 20, […]
Youth Council Members Serve as Advisors on Project Unloaded’s Cultural Campaigns and Teen Outreach Programs to Spread the Message that Guns Make Us Less Safe CHICAGO – Today Project Unloaded, an organization working to reduce gun violence through culture and narrative change campaigns, announced its 2023-2024 Youth Council. Following an annual selection process, fourteen high […]
Project Unloaded, an organization working to change gun culture, today announced the second phase of its Tik Tok campaign to educate teens about the risks of guns. Data from the first year of the Safer Not Using Guns (SNUG) campaign showed that 17% of teens shifted their views against owning guns after hearing messages about the risks of gun ownership.
Charlottesville Tomorrow: Gun violence is as much about changing our culture as it is about changing our laws, says UVA undergrad activist
Through a series of social media and on-the-ground campaigns, including a strong Instagram presence and the strategic use of TikTok influencers to appeal to young people, I am working with Project Unloaded to elevate the facts and create a community for those who choose not to own a gun.