Anti-Gun Group Uses AI to Recreate Voices of School Shooting Victims

A campaign called “Shotline” has recreated the voices of school shooting victims to call for gun control.

“Guns silence thousands of innocent lives every year,” the campaign’s description reads. “Using AI technology, we re-created the voices of those shot and killed by guns so they can call our representatives in hopes of changing our country’s gun laws.”

RedState reported that the use of AI is “chilling” and “brings a new dimension to gun control advocacy … “

According to Fox News, the AI voices were sent to U.S. congressional leaders who support the National Rifle Association and Second Amendment rights to pressure them into adopting pro-gun control stances.

The efforts come as the Biden administration has pushed gun control efforts.

In September 2023, Biden announced the executive Office of Gun Violence Prevention, pledging to use the office to “centralize, accelerate, and intensify” the gun control push. He then called for an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, and universal background checks.

In December, the Biden administration brought an assault weapons ban that failed in the Senate to state legislatures.

“We are fighting just for what is reasonable and, of course, what is right,” Vice President Kamala Harris said at the time.

Stefanie Feldman, director of the White House office of gun violence prevention, noted the administration was going to “continue to call on Congress to act but in the meantime, we are going to be working hand in hand with states to advance all these agenda items.”