Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release: July 25, 2016
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON FORT MYERS MASS SHOOTING
WASHINGTON - Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement after two people were killed and 14 others were wounded outside an all-ages club in Fort Myers, Florida:
“Early this morning, at least 2 people were killed and 14 more were wounded after a mass shooting outside an all-ages club in Ft. Myers, Florida. Our hearts are with the families of those killed, as well as all those injured by this appalling crime. Although the motive for this shooting is still unknown, we do know that the victims, who were as young as 12, will need our love and support as they heal.
“Once again, America is seeing how guns in the hands of dangerous people rip communities and families apart. We cannot become numb to either these shocking mass shootings or the terror of gun violence that takes 90 lives every day in this country. We cannot allow this violence to become the new normal. We owe it to the next generation, many of whom were gravely injured during this morning’s shooting, to end the epidemic of gun violence in this country.”
The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. For more insight on gun violence prevention, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BradyBuzz.
About Us: The Brady Campaign and Center, united with the Million Mom March, is a national network of over 90 grassroots chapter affiliates mobilized to prevent gun violence at the community level. The network has played a vital role in expanding Brady background checks in the six states that have passed legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and produced the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history - The Million Mom March, Mother’s Day 2000.