Welcome to Guns Down Day

During an early morning beach walk in April of 2013, the actor Tate Donovan, revealed an idea stirring in him ever since Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother, 20 children and 6 staff members and then himself in Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, 2012. As we walked Donovan explained his vision: Everyone, everywhere, would lay their guns down on the anniversary of the shooting: keep their guns in their locked cabinets, no cleaning, no firing. No gun use by private citizens for any reason. His idea extended to our big and small screens: no display of guns or gun violence on any TV show or theater film and extended to radio stations that wouldn’t play songs with references to guns. Guns Down Day might begin to honor those innocent Newtown victims on the anniversary of their death.