“Pumped Up Kicks” censored off the radio.

Via on Dec 19, 2012

pumped up kicks foster shooting guns

Foster the People: “Between 2001-present over 270,000 people have been killed in the US from a gun. It’s time to reform the laws.”

The way to a safer society isn’t censorship of awareness. It’s reducing easy access to what, in the hands of those who would do harm, can do harm—and it’s increasing the access to what might help them.

Here’s the song, in case you’ve managed to forget it:

Excerpt, linked:

“…the station has completely pulled the song from their playlists after the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last week.

Lyrics to the song include: “All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / You better run, better run, outrun my gun/ All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”

The group have previously spoken about the meaning behind the track, which was to help raise awareness about gun violence in schools.

The trio have been supporting those affected by the tragedy on their Twitter page, urging people to donate to charities and speaking out for a change in US gun laws.

 

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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