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Brady Campaign Statement on WBDJ Shooting

MONETA, Va. - Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement after the on-air shooting of three people during a live WDBJ broadcast.

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"So often we hear and see stories about gun violence in America, but today Americans watched in horror as it played out on live television. While there are still a lot of questions to be answered about this tragedy - the fact remains that 89 people die every day from gun violence - often at the hands of people who have no legal business owning firearms in the first place. That’s why Brady is committed to doing everything we can to keep guns out of dangerous hands and off our streets by expanding Brady background checks to cover all gun sales and shutting down the small number of “bad apple” gun dealers that sell virtually every crime gun in our nation. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Alison Parker and Adam Ward and everyone affected by this horrific tragedy. We want you to know that all of us at Brady will not rest until senseless tragedies like this no longer happen."

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