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Former Congresswoman Giffords Statement on Shooting as Michigan State University

Washington DC — Today, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords released the following statement after a mass shooting at Michigan State University that killed three students and injured five more. The shooting came five years after the mass shooting in Parkland and 15 years after the mass shooting at Northern Illinois University. 

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:

“Last night, another college campus was traumatized by gun violence. Three students were senselessly killed, and another five were injured. This horrific tragedy occurred nearly five years after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and 15 years after the mass shooting at Northern Illinois University. Students should not have to live in fear at school. Parents shouldn’t have to worry about sending their children off to college. We can and we must do more to address the gun violence epidemic in this country. We cannot accept an America where seeking an education requires students of all ages to risk their lives. 

“Our leaders in Michigan and Washington must act. My heart is with the entire Michigan State University community as they suffer the trauma that comes from gun violence. You are not alone and we stand with you.”


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