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"It Was Just Too Easy"

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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.
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Friends:

I was astonished to see contributions continuing to pour in even after we'd reached our goal. Now I see that there is so much more we'll be able to do in terms of collaborating with other survivors to get our message out.

Gun violence can happen wherever there are guns, and guns are everywhere. We're ALL stakeholders in the fight against gun violence. So, if you're thinking of contributing, please do! Along with our survivor media outreach the Galen Fund provides small grants DIRECTLY to individuals, families, and neighborhood and faith-based groups. We have no administrative costs. Your money goes straight to the people who need it. So keep giving, keep sharing our appeal, and keep working for a safer America!

Greg Gibson

www.goneboy.com
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Friends,

We've achieved our Go Fund Me goal in just two weeks! The outpouring of love and support from old friends, colleagues, fellow survivors, and perfect strangers is miraculous and overwhelming to me - a source of energy and inspiration that I'll carry with me for the rest of my life.

And it won't stop here. Funds will be allocated to the film makers and to advertising costs, and then we'll find new ways to partner with other survivors to get the message out. GUN VIOLENCE CAN HAPPEN WHEREVER THERE ARE GUNS, AND GUNS ARE EVERYWHERE. Whether we're Second Amendment hardliners, gun owners, or gun control advocates, we're ALL affected by gun violence, and we're all partners in the fight against it.
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Friends - Thank you so much for your generosity. The money is important. It will help us get our message out. But even more important to me are the kind words you've sent along with your donations. You inspire me!
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Friends - Your responses have been energizing and uplifting. Thank you so much! I hope you'll continue to share our campaign on social media. And when I say "our" campaign, I mean "our" as in "yours and mine." We're ALL stakeholders in the fight against gun violence.
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$32,054 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 291 people in 4 months
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Funds raised will benefit:
Galen Gibson Scholarship Trust Corporation
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Gloucester, MA
EIN: 043438130
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