For Release: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Washington, DC — Today, a shooter opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Multiple fatalities and injuries have been reported.
In response to the shooting, Violence Policy Center (VPC) Executive Director Josh Sugarmann issued the following statement:
“Another horrifying act of gun violence in America. While we don’t know the facts yet, we know all too well the devastating result: a shooter who was able inflict horrific lethal violence because of our nation’s unique inability to address our ongoing gun crisis. Lives are lost, families are devastated, and communities are scarred, yet for America’s firearms industry and gun lobby it’s business as usual. Until those who support a sane national gun policy make their voices heard, such horrific events will continue to define our country.”