Violence Policy Center Statement on Mass Shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, TX

For Release: Saturday, August 3, 2019

Washington, DC — Following the assault weapon attack that occurred today at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, Violence Policy Center Executive Director Josh Sugarmann issued the following statement:

“Less than a week after the assault rifle attack in Gilroy, California, today a military-bred weapon was used once again for the exact purpose for which it was designed: to kill and injure as many people as quickly and efficiently as possible. This latest attack is the result of a gun industry that embraces militarization and heightened lethality in the design, production, and marketing of its products. Until the gun industry is held fully accountable for its dangerous actions, all our nation can do is ask, ‘where next?'”

 

 

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