FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Croton Falls, NY) The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus issued this brief statement in response to the horrific shooting earlier this morning in Orlando, Florida.
“Law enforcement officials have confirmed that at least 50 people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. In addition to the 50 people who were killed, at least another 53 people were injured, making this horrific shooting the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history.
While the facts about the shooter and this incident continue to come in, The Campaign mourns the loss of life of so many innocent people in Orlando and we extend our hand first to the LGBT community in Orlando, as well as all communities in Florida during this most difficult time. It is important for us all to ensure that the horrific shooting at the Pulse Night Club is not just viewed as another mass shooting in America. We honor the lives lost today with our unwavering commitment to protect Florida’s communities from gun violence.”
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN TO KEEP GUNS OFF CAMPUSThe Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus was founded in 2008 to urge colleges and universities to band together to oppose the gun lobby’s agenda to push loaded, concealed guns onto college campuses. To date, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and more than 420 colleges and universities in 42 states have joined the Campaign. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.
Andy Pelosi, Executive Director, [email protected] (914-629-6726)