September 23, 2019
Tamara Mowry can't handle the new PSA from Sandy Hook Promise and weeps remembering her niece's death.
"The Real" was presenting to their audience the Sandy Hook Promise organization PSA when Tamera Mowry broke into tears.
She too knows first hand what it is to lose a close family member to the senseless epidemic of mass shootings that is assailing America, and for her, the PSA struck close to home.
Tamara Hously-Mowry and Adam Housley/ Source: Getty Images
"I've experienced this in my life so I already know what it feels like," she says, before choking up." Tamera Mowry
In November 2018, horror struck the Housley family. 18-year-old Alaina Housley was one of the 12 people killed in the massacre at the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks.
Tamera appealed for a more demanding background check on people who want to buy firearms.
Tamera pointed out that although it has been nearly 7 years since the horrific Sandy Hook School shooting that left killed 26 people, including 20 children between six and seven years old, and six adult staff members dead, absolutely nothing has changed.
"The reality is this stuff is happening way more than it should so we are forced to have to accept this as a reality. (...) We have a massive shooting, thoughts and prayers are followed, then we see Facebook debates, then everyone forgets, then congress does absolutely nothing, we hear crickets chirping, and the cycle happens again," she said.
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The Sandy Hook Promise organization PSA is shocking, showing children happily describing how their new school equipment might be useful for surviving a school shooting. Its aim is to bring home the reality of the growing number of school shootings in America, and it succeeds.
Tamera believes that the change needed to keep guns out of the hands of the killers who are praying on the children is in the hands of every American.
Change can only come with a change in the law, and Tamera appealed for a more demanding background check on people who want to buy firearms.
"I can only speak as a victim of this, but I don't want my niece to have died in vain. I'm sure she's somewhere like, come on guys, in heaven, we gotta get our stuff together. People need to research organizations like Everytown, Alaina's Voice, Moms Demand Action, these are organizations that educate us on what we need to do as citizens of America to promote change," she said.
Tamera is right, it is time to stop debating and start acting before even more children die.
We were all shocked when we heard about the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousands Oaks, California, on November 6, 2018.
But what brought it home was the fact that one of the girls who died was her niece of someone we knew, that we had watched grow up on TV. Tamera Mowry.
And suddenly it didn't seem so distant, like something that only happens to other people. It can happen to anyone, anytime.
Ask Tamera Mowry. Her niece Alaina was just 18, and the youngest victim of a mass shooting that left 12 injured and 12 dead.
The killer was a 28-year-old former Marine Ian David Long, who walked into the bar, opened fire with his legally purchased gun and after him grim act he took his own life.
How many more of these incidents will occur until something is done? It is in our hands.
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