BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BRONX LEBANON SHOOTING | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BRONX LEBANON SHOOTING

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

BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BRONX LEBANON SHOOTING

WASHINGTON - Brady Campaign president Dan Gross issued the following statement after a mass shooting at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center today:

"Our thoughts are with victims, their families, first responders, and everyone impacted by this terrible shooting. Every day our nation's hospitals witness first hand the devastation left by America's gun violence epidemic, and work to heal the wounded. Today that epidemic of violence hit home, forcing its way into one of those institutions. Although details are still emerging, we know a dangerous man was able to get his hands on a powerful gun, and lives were taken in a place meant to save them."

If preliminary reports are correct, this is the third workplace mass shooting in June. Five people were killed by a co-worker in Orlando on June 5th, and three were killed by a fellow UPS employee in San Francisco on June 14th. Intentional injury by another person is the fourth leading cause of death in the workplace, and workplace shootings are the most common type of mass shooting. Just two months ago, Brady Center attorneys submitted recommendations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration urging them to consider ways to safeguard America's thousands of hospitals from gun violence.

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