BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON CHARLOTTESVILLE SHOOTER'S ARREST | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON CHARLOTTESVILLE SHOOTER'S ARREST

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

BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON CHARLOTTESVILLE SHOOTER'S ARREST

WASHINGTON - Brady Campaign president Dan Gross released a statement following the arrest, and video evidence, of a white nationalist at Charlottesville who fired his gun into a crowd of counter protesters after yelling a racial slur on August 12.

"The NRA's leadership must own this; it's the very world they've propagated and enabled at the objection of even their own members. This video is disturbing to watch, but it's in no way hard to believe. From Charleston to Orlando, and now Charlottesville, we know what happens when people filled with hate are allowed to get and carry guns wherever they want. As law enforcement stood close by and reportedly remained unaware, luck is all that kept this violent act from tailspinning into even greater tragedy. The Second Amendment does not give anyone the right to shoot, threaten, or intimidate those exercising their First Amendment rights. But this is the world the NRA's leadership is striving to create."

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