Press Release

Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly Statement on the Mass Shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC

June 18, 2015 – Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and retired Navy combat veteran and NASA astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly, the Co-Founders of Americans for Responsible Solutions, issued the below statement following the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, which claimed nine lives:

“Once again, a senseless act of gun violence has brought terror, tragedy and pain to one of our communities. And once again, gunfire and bloodshed has visited one of America’s houses of worship. This time, a shooting has shattered the community at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, whose congregants have stood so often on the side of the needy and of peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Emanuel A.M.E. Church, and the families of those who were taken in this tragedy.”