Washington, D.C., May 30, 2021 - Following a mass shooting in Florida, Brady calls for attention and action to address gun violence in our country. In the early hours of May 30, over 20 people were shot, two people fatally, outside of a lounge in Miami. This was the second mass shooting in the Miami Dade area over the weekend, and one of many shootings across the country since Friday.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“Once again American’s have woken up to headlines about a mass shooting. This morning it was a shooting in Florida, but we know that tomorrow hundreds of Americans will have lost a loved one to gun violence. While details are still forthcoming, this shooting is a clear reminder that our nation needs change, we cannot continue to accept a reality where our fellow Americans are shot and killed simply waiting for a concert to begin. There have been over 230 mass shootings this year and More than 17,000 Americans have died from gun violence in 2021 alone. This epidemic must end, and we demand that all elected officials, from our federal government, to state governments, to local leaders.”
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.