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One Year Later: Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Reflects and Honors Victims of Buffalo Mass Shooting

GIFFORDS Law Center Filed Lawsuit on Behalf of Survivors

    Washington, DC — Today, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords released the following statement reflecting on the mass shooting at Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, New York, one year later. On May 14, 2022, 10 people lost their lives in a hate-motivated attack in a predominantly Black neighborhood. Today, GIFFORDS Law Center announced that it filed a lawsuit on behalf of several survivors of the shooting. 

    GIFFORDS also unveiled a new resource on how America’s lax gun laws fuel hate-motivated violence.

    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
    “We can never accept the acts of hate that took place in this community as normal. We can never accept that in our country multiple people can go to the grocery store and be targeted simply because they were Black. Hate has no place in our country, and while the gun violence crisis has become a sad reality for all of us, we can never stop fighting. 

    “No one, regardless of race, background or upbringing, should live in fear of gun violence. Today and every day, we should honor these victims by standing up against hate and violence. We know what must change. Our leaders must know that we won’t stop raising our voices until they act to ensure that no one else fears not making it home after a simple grocery store run. We’ll keep fighting for the memories of the Buffalo victims and all others who have suffered from or lost their lives to gun violence.”