Gabrielle Giffords Statement On Today’s Mass Shooting At Freeman High School

September 13, 2017 –– Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Co-Founder of the gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), issued the following statement reacting to today’s horrific mass shooting at Freeman High School, which killed one person and injured numerous others.


“As students across the nation return to school, the last thing they should fear is the sound of gunfire. Far too often, our nation’s schools, which should be places of learning and safety become places of terror and horror.  

“At Freeman High School today, the lives of students, teachers and their families were altered by a bullet from a gun. We should never accept these horrific acts of violence as routine. Our children deserve better, which is why we must stand together and call on our nation’s leaders to find the courage to take action and keep our children safe.

“My heart goes out to the victims of this terrible tragedy, their families and the first responders. Freeman High School and the entire Spokane community will remain in my thoughts and prayers.”

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