Washington, D.C., March 20, 2018 - This morning, yet another school was terrorized by a shooter, with reports of multiple injuries on the scene. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence expressed sorrow and anger at the shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, while calling for real, substantial change to ensure this sort of tragedy does not happen again.
Brady co-presidents Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner stated:
"Days before thousands of students will arrive in Washington for the March for Our Lives, we are again witness to another tragedy in our own backyards. And while we are thankful that the shooter was stopped so quickly, even one person shot is one person too many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Great Mills community, but that is simply not enough. Americans are tired of these shootings happening again and again and again, but we will not tire in our fight to keep our children safe."
"We renew our call today for expanded background checks, a ban on assault weapons, and extreme risk protection laws, all of which are proven to prevent mass shootings. And we will stand with the students of Great Mills High School this Saturday as we take to the streets and call for real action against 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.