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Brady Campaign Issues Statement On Carson City, Nevada Shootings

WASHINGTON - Brady Campaign Acting President Dennis Henigan today issued the following statement in response to news of the mass shooting Tuesday, Sept. 6, at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nevada, which so far has taken the lives of four people and wounded seven.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to the victims and the families of the victims of the horrific shootings yesterday in Carson City, Nevada. 

“Once again, we see that easy access to military-style firepower has enabled a mentally disturbed individual to become a mass killer. 

“Once again, we see the false promise of the gun lobby’s vision that more guns in more public places make us safer.  Apparently there was an individual nearby who had access to a gun, but who decided not to intervene because he was facing an AK-47 with an assault clip.  The lesson here is plain:  More guns do not prevent violence. More guns simply make violence more deadly.”


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