Washington, D.C., June 18, 2023 – At least one person was killed and nineteen others injured in a mass shooting early this morning in Willowbrook, Ill. Brady, the country’s oldest gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement:
Kris Brown, president of Brady, said:
“Americans are fed up and tired of waking up every morning to news of yet another mass shooting. While details of this shooting are still scarce, it is the latest in a growing trend of regular mass shootings in this country. In just the past few months, we’ve experienced mass shootings at a doctor’s office, a mall, a basketball game, outside a high school graduation, and now at a Juneteenth celebration.
“Unfortunately, because of the gun industry’s influence on our lawmakers, there is no place in America that’s safe from gun violence. This shooting shows that even states with strong gun laws like Illinois are not immune from gun violence due to our incredibly weak federal laws and weak laws in neighboring states.”
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.