Washington D.C., July 24, 2015 — Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement regarding the shooting at the Grand Theater 16 in Lafayette, LA:
“We are deeply saddened by yet another mass shooting in America. Two innocent people are dead, several more are injured and hundreds were terrorized all while taking part in one of our country’s most beloved pastimes – a night at the movies.
“Investigators have already made it clear that the shooter has a criminal history. As we await further details from the investigation, it will be important to learn whether he legally had any business owning a firearm and, if not, finding out how he got one. As we wait, our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to everyone impacted by this terrible tragedy”.
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.