Washington, D.C., August 28, 2023 – Today, police issued reports of an active shooter on University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s campus. This is only the second week of classes for the Fall semester. Two leaders of Brady’s youth arm – Team ENOUGH – are students at the university. A faculty member was killed in the shooting. Brady, a national gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement:
Kris Brown, president of Brady, said:
“Back-to-school season should be synonymous with books, not bullets. But the students who today had to hide under desks and shelter in place at UNC have long learned to equate their classrooms with active shooter threats. Their lives have been overshadowed by the omnipresent threat of gun violence.
“Our youth have mobilized all across the nation to demand change to prevent tragedies like this. How many more of our children have to be killed or irrecoverably traumatized before we alter America’s relationship with firearms?
“We are heartbroken for the Chapel Hill community, and we hope for the future of our country that change will come.”
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.