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GIFFORDS Statement on Shooting at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade

Washington DC — Today, GIFFORDS, the national gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, rebuked former President Donald Trump for ignoring the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Kansas City following the city’s Super Bowl parade and rally. Last week, Trump boasted to the NRA that he “did nothing” on guns and that gun dealers like him “more than anybody in the world.”

Chris Harris, GIFFORDS Vice President for Communications

“All of Kansas City is grieving after a joyous celebration of a Super Bowl victory was ruined by gun violence. Speaking hours after one person was killed, at least 21 were injured, and thousands traumatized, Donald Trump ignored the shooting and reiterated his allegiance to the gun lobby. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised after he told Iowa to ‘get over it’ after a sixth grader was murdered in school.

“As a proud Kansas City area native and lifelong Chiefs fan, it’s clear we need leaders who recognize our country has an epidemic of gun violence and have the courage to stand up to the gun lobby. I’m grateful President Biden is using his platform to comfort our city and fight for solutions to stop this endless bloodshed.” 

Missouri received an F on GIFFORDS Law Center’s Annual Gun Law Scorecard.


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