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“They can do the same thing with this,” he said.

So why don’t they?

“They don’t take it seriously enough,” Ziering said. “They don’t really see, and what we’re hoping the film will show is the repercussions of it. They don’t understand the amount of damage this is doing and how it really is a national security issue, and also costing taxpayers billions of dollars in just caring for people with this kind of trauma.

“Once that message gets through to them, they will be motivated to make a change, because it’s a no brainer. They have to do something.”


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