Shooting at the Chiefs Super Bowl Parade Occurs on the Sixth Anniversary of Mass Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Washington, D.C., February 14, 2024 — This afternoon, authorities confirmed a shooting at the Kansas City Super Bowl Parade. According to news reports, at least one person is dead and as many as 15 were injured.

Kris Brown, president of Brady, the nation's leading gun violence prevention organization, said:

"Just as we’re recognizing six years since one of the deadliest school shootings in history, America is again wracked by tragic gun violence — this time in Kansas City. It remains wholly devastating to live in the only country in the industrialized world to suffer such astounding rates of gun violence. How many times have we seen a joyful celebration turn into a tragedy? Why do these tragedies keep happening? Because of the guns. The Super Bowl is as American as apple pie — and unfortunately so is gun violence. But it doesn't have to be this way.
I am heartbroken for the community of Kansas City, the victims and their families, and frankly all Americans. We should not have to live in daily fear of being shot and killed at parades, at school, or anywhere. Gun violence is preventable and we have the solutions. We must be resolved to end this deadly epidemic and free America from gun violence.”

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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