BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly@bradymail.org
Phone: 724-612-3453

BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE

WASHINGTON - Brady Campaign president Dan Gross issued the following statement after White House aide Kellyanne Conway became the first to break news of the maybe it did, maybe it didn't happen massacre in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Spoiler alert - it didn't happen.

"Kellyanne Conway promoted "fake news" about a shooting that never happened to justify the reprehensible actions of this administration. Not only is this an insult to our fundamental values as Americans, it is an added insult to all the families like mine who have experienced the tragedy of mass shootings. Instead of creating stories about fake shootings that never happened, this administration should be focused on the very real shootings that happen every day in our nation and the very real things we can do to prevent them."

Conway's comments were made during an interview on MSNBC during which she also stated, "You just look at what's happened in Orlando in San Bernardino…and avert your gaze…and look the other way and say ‘eh, things happen." We agree, which is why, in light of the "Bowling Green Massacre," we are calling on the administration to take action to keep guns out of dangerous hands, including terrorists. It could start by signing this draft Executive Order.

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