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Former Congresswoman Giffords Statement on Racist Mass Shooting in Florida

Washington DC — Today, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, founder of the gun violence prevention organization GIFFORDS, released the following statement after three people were killed in a mass shooting at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Florida.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:

“Once again, a community is forever scarred by the horror of anti-Black gun violence in America. My heart breaks for the families of three innocent people horrifically killed today in a hateful attack in Jacksonville—three people who would be at home with their families tonight if not for the deadly combination of hate and loose gun laws that made it possible. 

“We cannot tolerate any more of this. We need leaders to listen to the American people and take action.”


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