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Brady Campaign Statement on Nashville Waffle House Shooting

Washington, D.C., April 22, 2018 - Early this morning, a gunman shot and killed numerous people at a Nashville Waffle House with an assault weapon, killing at least four. With the shooter still at large, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence expressed outrage at the shooting, expressing sympathies to the victims and their families and calling for action to end these senseless acts of gun violence.

Brady Campaign co-presidents Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner stated:

"What appears to be a random shooting of diners at a restaurant by a crazed man with an assault weapon is senseless and tragic. Our heart goes out to the families of those who were shot.

"These murders are the latest in grisly string of high profile tragedies, with 67 mass shootings so far in 2018 alone. Americans deserve to be safe in their schools, churches, movie theaters. workplaces, and diners. We all deserve to be safe from everyday acts of gun violence, whether they make the headlines or not.

"There are 197 days until the midterm elections, and elected officials who continue to do the bidding of the gun lobby instead of passing common sense reforms that are supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans will find themselves out of a job, come November 7."

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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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