For release: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Washington, D.C.─ Following an attack this morning on Republican Members of Congress at a baseball practice that according to news reports left five wounded, Violence Policy Center Executive Director Josh Sugarmann issued the following statement:
“Today’s ambush of Members of Congress is the latest grim proof that no one is safe from the gun violence that afflicts our nation. From Members of Congress to schoolchildren, we are all held hostage by the threat of gun violence that is the direct result of our nation’s lax gun laws which allow virtually anyone to own the increasingly lethal firearms that define today’s gun market.”
As more is reported about the rifle and ammunition magazines used in the shooting, the Violence Policy Center will issue additional information.