Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON WASHINGTON MALL SHOOTING
WASHINGTON - Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement on Friday night's mass shooting at a Washington shopping mall.
"Our hearts break over another mass shooting tragedy in Washington State. The victims, their families, and the entire community have our deepest sympathies."
"While the shooting remains under investigation, and the shooter remains at large, we are reminded once again of the horrific toll of gun violence in our nation and the importance of our mission to make it stop. After a tragedy like this, the first question we all ask is 'why?' But just as important are 'how' and 'where?' Specifically, how and where did the shooter get his gun? Is this someone who underwent a background check from a responsible gun dealer, or did he exploit America's lax gun laws to carry out these murders? These are important questions that must be answered as we seek justice and work toward solutions to stop gun violence in America."
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.