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Initial Reports Indicate 17 People Shot During a Dispute at a Concert; All Are Expected to Survive
Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence by the Numbers Available Here
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement today in response to a shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge nightclub about a mile away from the Capitol. Initial reports suggest that a dispute broke out at a concert, and 17 people were shot by multiple shooters, with all expected to survive.
STATEMENT FROM AUSTIN BAILEY, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER, ARKANSAS CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“I am heartbroken and furious that gun violence has struck Little Rock again – this time as teenagers and young adults were enjoying a concert at a club just a stone’s throw from our state Capitol. Our clubs should not be battlefields and our city shouldn’t be home to shootouts. My heart goes out to all of those who have been injured, and I am thankful that they are all expected to survive. More than 90 Americans are shot and killed every day in America, and hundreds more are injured – it is past time for us to say that enough is enough. Right here in Little Rock, lawmakers have spent their time kowtowing to the gun lobby and weakening our gun laws instead of taking steps to make us all safer from gun violence. It’s unacceptable and we will not rest until this changes.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs