In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, a call has gone out for a show of shooter support.
The tragic deaths at Sandy Hook have prompted GamerFitNation's President and founder, Antwand Pearman, to ask that gamers make a show of support for the families of those killed. The support takes the form of one day where gamers worldwide will stop playing shooters; the day of cease fire will take place from 12am December 21st, and conclude 12am December 22nd.
Pearman says that this stand is not intended to raise money, nor is it meant as some kind of game-blame. "We are simply making a statement that we as Gamers are not going to sit back and ignore the lives that were lost," says Pearman. "Instead we will embrace the families with our love and support." Full details, including means of participation, can be found on this Facebook page. Over 1,400 gamers have already confirmed that they will cease fire for the day.
GamerFitNation is a gaming lifestyle and health website founded by Pearman, a chef and amateur boxer. The Facebook plea has attracted its share of likes; though a small number of comments were wary - "the media will use this very force against us", said Isaiah Johnson - most were supportive, and willing to down virtual firearms for one day.