GunSense Georgia is deeply saddened by news of the senseless killing of nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.
Following is a press release distributed on June 18 to major news outlets…
GUNSENSE GEORGIA COALITION MOURNS GUN TRAGEDY IN CHARLESTON
(Atlanta, GA) June 18, 2015– The GunSense Georgia Coalition joins with the nation in sorrow over the tragic killing of nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.
“Our hearts are broken for the congregation and loved ones who have been devastated by this horrific hate crime,” said Kathryn Grant, Vice Chair of GunSense Georgia, and the Regional Director for The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus. “Once again, our nation must mourn those killed by gun violence. This young man’s father gave his son a gun for his 21st birthday, despite an arrest record and a troubled past with drugs. That speaks volumes about the gun culture that has allowed a radicalized version of the second amendment to control our legislators and government.”
GunSense Georgia advocates for universal background checks and training to reduce an easy access to guns among those who may be a danger to society.
“How many mass shootings must we suffer before we come together as a nation and stop this insanity?” said Grant.