Washington University Campus Shooting is 16th School Shooting in 2016; 176th School Shooting Since 2013
Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence by the Numbers Available Here
ST. LOUIS – The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to reports of a shooting on Washington University’s Danforth campus that injured a woman. The Missouri legislature is currently considering HB 2698 and SB589, a bill that would force guns onto Missouri college campuses. Major stakeholders – including the governor, police chiefs, students, parents, college presidents and faculty – oppose this dangerous and expensive proposal.
STATEMENT FROM BECKY MORGAN, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE MISSOURI CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION:
“Today, yet another American college campus went on lockdown. Our thoughts are with the victim, as well as the students, faculty, families and first responders affected by the shooting on the Danforth campus today—including my husband and his colleagues. Although details are still unfolding, we know that this is at least the 176th school shooting since 2013—and the 16th in 2016 alone. I refuse to accept lockdowns and campus-wide alerts as the new normal. There is no one solution to gun violence, but there is so much more we can do to keep guns out of dangerous hands and off our college campuses. Right now, our Missouri lawmakers are actually trying to find a way to force more guns onto college campuses. We deserve better than that. It’s time we demand that our lawmakers stop putting special interests above the campus community and the people who would be most affected by this dangerous proposal. It’s time they do more to prevent senseless gun violence.”