Washington, D.C., May 30, 2023 – This Memorial Day weekend, three people were killed and five others were injured in a mass shooting in Red River, N.M. and nine people were injured in a mass shooting in Hollywood, Fla. Both incidents began as altercations that turned deadly due to gunfire. There have been 263 mass shootings so far this year. Brady, the country’s oldest gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement:

Kris Brown, president of Brady, said:

“This will continue to be our reality until the U.S. changes its relationship with guns and our lawmakers no longer answer to the gun industry.”
“Laws like permitless concealed carry allow everyday altercations and conflicts like these to turn deadly quickly. And unfortunately many states, including Florida, are going backward, and putting our communities at even greater risk by making it easier for people who shouldn’t have guns to own and carry them.”

Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.


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