Washington, D.C., November 3, 2018 – With just days remaining until Florida voters take to the polls to determine the future of their state, yet another mass shooting has members of the community reeling. With two dead and five others injured, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement expressing outrage at yet another mass shooting in America.
Brady Campaign co-president Kris Brown stated,
“Yet again, a Florida community is forced to contend with a horrific and unnecessary loss of life. If we want to live in a society where we can pursue our daily activities, our health, our religion, our education, our trips to the movies or a concert without the fear of being shot, then we all - in Florida and beyond - have to march to the polls next Tuesday and vote. We must vote for gun violence prevention champions like Andrew Gillum and others across the country who will stand up for us, rather than the profits of the gun industry. We have an opportunity, right now, to turn the tide and make sure massacres like this one are a part of our past, not a tragic reality of daily life.”
The shooter is reported to have a history of arrests and misogynistic rhetoric. For more information on the link between domestic violence and guns, Brady’s latest report, “Beyond Bullet Wounds: Guns in the Hands of Domestic Abusers” can be found here: http://www.bradycampaign.org/beyond-bullet-wounds
For information on where you can find your polling place, go to https://www.vote.org/.
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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.