Only Cowards Carry
“Knives and other weapons are not cool, they kill.”
Only Coward’s Carry’s overall campaign is to educate school children, from primary school age upwards, on the dangers of carrying weapons.
Our campaigners believe that by raising awareness of knife/weapon crime and putting the Only Cowards Carry messages across to students at a young influential age, it could bring about the necessary mind-set changes desperately needed to ensure our future generations and entire communities feel safe and are protected from the threat of violence, knife and weapon crime.
Our first mission is to collect signatures to petition for weapon awareness education to become part of the National Curriculum in the same way that other safety awareness operations and sex education currently are.
Knife and weapon crime in particular doesn’t just affect those who are victims; it has a massive impact on the wider community too. Only Cowards Carry’ s additional aim is to push forward the idea that people who do carry knives and weapons are not only being irresponsible but are they actually acting cowardly by doing so.
Some of our courageous campaigners, who sadly have first-hand experience of the devastation weapon crime and murder can and does cause, have already visited local schools to speak to young students in order to raise awareness of the effects of weapon crime, explaining how by carrying a dangerous weapon you could end up killing someone and devastating hundreds of people’s lives. They were concerned that when asking over 300 primary school children what they would do if they saw someone carrying a knife or other dangerous weapon not one child said they should tell an adult.
Only Coward’s Carry’ is working in association the Gazette’s ‘Lives not Knives’ campaign.
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