Violence Policy Center Statement on Mass Shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California

For Release: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Following the mass shooting Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, with a Glock 45 caliber pistol that left 12 victims dead, including a law enforcement officer, Violence Policy Center Executive Director Josh Sugarmann issued the following statement:

“Across our nation, the unthinkable is becoming almost routine. Gun massacres have become so common that the questions of who, what, where, and why are now followed by ‘where next’? While we grieve today for the victims and survivors, we must also demand action to rein in the gun industry to help prevent the next mass shooting. The Glock pistol used in this most recent attack is a prime example of how today’s gun industry innovates for lethality and markets weapons designed for law enforcement and military use to civilians.”

 

 

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