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Workplace Shooting Occurred a Week Before One-Year Mark of Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando
Shooting is at Least Sixth Mass Shooting in 2017 – and at Least the 162nd Since 2009; Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence by the Numbers Available Here and Everytown Analysis of Mass Shootings Available Here
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to a mass shooting at an industrial park in Orlando Monday morning that left five people dead.
Although details are still developing, this is at least the 162nd mass shooting since January 2009, and the sixth mass shooting so far this year. Additionally, this is the second mass shooting in Florida this year, and the 13th since January 2009.
STATEMENT FROM MICHELLE GAJDA, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE FLORIDA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“My heart goes out to the families of those affected by this tragic shooting, as well as the Orlando community. The one-year mark of the Pulse Nightclub shooting is just days away – and now once again, the eyes of the nation are on Orlando as we grapple with terrible gun violence. We should all be able to go to work, dance in a nightclub or enjoy a night out at the movies without the threat of gun violence looming over our heads. We must demand more of our lawmakers and work together to find common sense solutions that will protect all communities in our state and across the nation. We deserve better.”
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