For Stephen Barton, the Aurora massacre victim the horrific incident would remain as the most haunting memory of his life.
Barton, a graduate from Syracuse University was planning on moving to Russia to teach English on a Fulbright Scholarship this September. However, his life took an unexpected turn when he was shot in the face on July 20 in the Aurora theater massacre. It’s his story that he tells in a new ad, urging Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to develop a concrete policy to address gun violence.
The advertisement says that 48,000 individuals will be murdered by guns during the next president’s term if the issue remains unaddressed. Hence, it is important for both of them to offer real solutions to the problem so that the lives of 48,000 individuals and many more can be saved.