Washington, D.C., April 29, 2023 – Last night, five people, including an nine-year-old, were killed in a mass shooting at a home in Cleveland, Texas. According to law enforcement, the shooter was armed with an AR-15, which is legal to own in Texas.

Kris Brown, president of Brady, said:

“Five people – gunned down likely in a matter of seconds – that is the deadliness of AR-15s and exactly why they have no place in civilian life. These weapons of war were designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible, which is why they are the weapon of choice for America’s mass shooters — and why Congress must ban them immediately.
“It's not just at banks, schools, supermarkets, or churches where Americans fear becoming victims of a mass shooting. People in this country are being gunned down with assault weapons in their own home, and that is the horrifying reality we will continue to live under until our norms and policies change.”

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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