Washington, D.C., September 24, 2021 - Today, Brady calls for action and attention to the need to prevent gun violence following a mass shooting in a Collierville, TN, Kroger grocery store. While details on this shooting will continue to emerge, reports indicate that at least one person has been killed and 13 others injured, while the shooter has died by suicide. This scene is a stark reminder of the daily and ever-present threat that gun violence poses to all Americans at any point throughout their daily lives. We cannot accept a country where families are attacked while shopping for their Thursday evening dinner. We need action.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“By some measures, the shooting in Collierville is one of 516 mass shootings in 2021. Again, Americans were forced to take shelter in their supermarket, just as they have in their pharmacies, parking lots, schools, shopping malls and countless other places this year because of the threat of gun violence. It is unacceptable that a community and 14 families are shattered today because our nation refuses to address this issue. We know that there are solutions that can prevent these kinds of killings. But we have seen far too little action, both at the federal level and from the state legislature in Tennessee, to take steps to stop gun violence. We can no longer accept inaction. Something must change, now.”
About the Shooting in Collierville:
On Thursday, September 23, 2021, at approximately 1:30 pm ET, a shooter opened fire in a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, TN. The shooter killed one person and injured 13 others, before dying by suicide. Details regarding this shooting are still emerging.
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.