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On the Charleston Mass Shooting Incident: Statement by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Washington D.C., June 18, 2015 —Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, stated:

“We are shocked, saddened, and horrified by this senseless shooting and apparent hate crime.

“The facts of this tragedy remain under investigation, and there is still a lot that we don’t know. What we know is that every day, 88 lives are lost in shootings across our nation. Most of these tragedies are preventable through sensible solutions that just keep guns out of the wrong hands: solutions like expanding Brady background checks on all gun sales, and shutting down the small number of ‘bad apple’ gun dealers that supply almost all crime guns.”

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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 the common sense. In the spirit of our founders Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 25 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.


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