My name is Greg Gibson. Twenty years ago I began corresponding with the man who killed my 18-year-old son Galen. In the course of this correspondence he told me repeatedly that the most horrible aspect of his crime was that, when he was so disturbed he thought God was commanding him to kill people, it was still a simple matter for him to get a gun, oversized magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
I realized what a shocking statement this would be, coming from him in his own words, and I spent the next three years trying to convince officials to let me interview this man in prison. Finally they agreed. I went into Norfolk Prison and came away with a 45 minute audio interview, and 30 minutes of video.
My film crew and I have been editing this material down to a powerful, gut-wrenching 5 minute Public Service Announcement in which the killer talks about his crime. "It was easy," he finally says, "It was just too easy."
We're almost finished with the final edit, and now I need funds to pay these guys for their hard work, their improvisational skills, and their creative brilliance. I also want to purchase advertising on various media so that the greatest number of people possible will be able to see this piece. I believe it will get people's attention. I believe it will have an extraordinary impact.
So I'm asking for your help today. Your contribution will help us get the message out to all Americans. Gun violence happens wherever there are guns. And guns are everywhere. Any one of us is as likely as anyone else to be the next member of the club no one wants to join. We're ALL stakeholders in the fight against gun violence.