Brady Campaign Mourns Victims of Mass Shooting at Navy Yard | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Brady Campaign Mourns Victims of Mass Shooting at Navy Yard

BRADY CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE • For Immediate Release • September 16, 2013 • Contact: media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org

Statement from Dan Gross, President, Brady Campaign

Washington, DC – Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement on mass shooting at the Navy Yard today:

“Today our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Washington, DC community, especially the family members and victims, as the facts continue to unfold in the Navy Yard shooting.

In recent years we've experienced mass shootings in a supermarket parking lot, an army base, a movie theater, a temple, shopping malls, universities, high schools, elementary schools, and now a naval facility, and after every one the corporate gun lobby's friends in Congress obstructed the will of the American people and stood in the way of sensible solutions to gun violence. Americans deserve better than this.

While it is too early to know what policies might have prevented this latest tragedy, we do know that policies that present a real opportunity to save lives sit stalled in Congress, policies that could prevent many of the dozens of deaths that result every day from gun violence.  As long as our leaders in Congress ignore the will of the people and do not listen to those voices, we will hold them accountable. We hope Congress will listen to the voice of the people and take up legislation that will create a safer America."

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The mission of the Brady organization is to create a safer America for all of us that will lead to the dramatic reduction in gun deaths and injuries that we all seek.