Washington, D.C., March 15, 2019 — In Christchurch, New Zealand, at least 49 people have been shot and murdered at two local mosques, with another 20 reported seriously injured. Many of the victims were immigrants and refugees fleeing countries plagued by warfare. Brady joined with those around the world grieving those killed and injured and called on Americans to continue to unite against gun violence at home.
Brady President Kris Brown stated,
“Just as we have been forced to do so many times here at home, we have watched in horror as this peaceful community has been racked with violence. We grieve for the dozens of innocent people murdered in their place of worship, a site that should be a sanctuary of peace rather than a house of horrors, and we join with the people of New Zealand and all those who condemn this hatred and violence. Far too often, we have seen these terrible scenarios play out in our own communities, and it continues to fuel our work to disarm hate. We firmly pledge that we will continue our work at home and stand in solidarity with those doing so throughout the world.”
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.