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Giffords Statement on Shooting at Brooklyn Subway Platform

Washington, DC — Earlier this morning, a gunman in a gas mask shot 10 people at the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. The shooter fled, causing several nearby schools to go into lockdown. Giffords, the gun violence prevention group led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, condemned yet another senseless act of violence and called on our leaders to take action.

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords:

“Still reeling from the recent tragedy in Sacramento, we awoke this morning to yet another story of gun violence leading to chaos and trauma in yet another community—this time in Brooklyn, New York. Ten people going about their morning commutes were shot. Others were injured from smoke inhalation and the ensuing panic. Neighborhood schools went into lockdown. The Sunset Park community deserves better. All communities across our country deserve better. 

“Yesterday, President Biden made a historic announcement about ghost guns in the White House Rose Garden. I’m grateful for his leadership on this issue, and yet, this is a complicated, multifaceted epidemic that is only growing in scope. We need more action from leaders at every level. We know what solutions work to save lives, and we will not rest until these solutions are fully enacted, implemented, and funded. The stakes are too high and the costs are too great to tolerate continued inaction.”


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