For Immediate Release
(Croton Falls, NY): In the aftermath of last night’s mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, which left at least twelve people dead, including a deputy sheriff, and many more people injured, The Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus issued the following statement:
“This morning we awoke to the horrific news that another mass shooting had taken place in America. This is the 307th mass shooting in 2018, defined as four or more victims shot or killed, according to the Gun Violence Archive, (gunviolencearchive.org). As news continues to unfold we know that at least twelve people, including a heroic Ventura County sheriff’s deputy, are dead and more than 20 people are injured. The night club was hosting a college country night, and it was reported that students from Pepperdine University and California Lutheran University may have been among the patrons.
We are well beyond the state of being outraged about the 307th mass shooting this year and again call on all Americans to hold elected officials, beginning with the current President, accountable for addressing our nation’s gun violence epidemic. Finally, when this story fades, and it will, let us remember that the families of the deceased along with the victims themselves now have a life sentence of pain and trauma that cannot be wished away by thoughts and prayers.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN TO KEEP GUNS OFF CAMPUS
The 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 on 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, Twitter and Instagram.
Andy Pelosi, Executive Director, [email protected] (914-629-6726)