Washington, D.C., November 30, 2021 - Following the mass shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland, Michigan, Brady calls for action to prevent mass shootings, school shootings, and gun violence in all of its forms.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“Students across the country returned to school yesterday after a short break where they celebrated Thanksgiving with loved ones, yet less than 48 hours later at least three people in the Oxford High School community have been killed in America’s latest school shooting. This kind of tragedy is unthinkable in any other country, yet there have been an estimated 650 mass shootings in our country this year alone. These tragedies demand action. They demand solutions.
Shamefully, we have the solutions, but a handful of elected officials have rigged our political systems to prevent the meaningful gun violence prevention reforms that an overwhelming majority of Americans want. The result of that inaction is the kind of events like we’ve seen today. We do not know all or many of the details around this shooting, but we will find out facts like where and how this minor obtained the firearm used. We cannot look away from this shooting and this community in the coming days, weeks, months or years. Survivors and those affected by this shooting will require care long after physical wounds have disappeared. We owe it to them to take action now and stop future tragedies such as this from occurring ever again.”
About the Shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland, Michigan:
Details in this case are still emerging, but Oakland Police have confirmed that three students were killed and six other individuals were injured when a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School in Oakland, Michigan. The shooter was apprehended at the scene and is believed to have been acting alone.
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.