US: Top footballer and ex-convict joins campaign for gun violence prevention

In The US, Plaxico Burress, a former football player for the New York Giants, has teamed up with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in a campaign for gun violence prevention. Buress decided to work with young people and warn them about the risks and dangers of guns after spending 20 months in prison for carrying an unlicensed firearm in a New York City nightclub, discovered when he accidentally shot himself in the leg. Buress said, If I can help a child make a better decision about carrying a firearm...then maybe I will save a life". Paul Helmke of the Brady Center added, "We're eager to work with Plaxico as he speaks to audiences young and old, inside and outside of sports, to help prevent gun violence". More information here.