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JOLIET, Ill. – The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to a shooting in Joliet that left five-year old twin girls and their mother dead. Although details are still unfolding, reports indicate that authorities are investigating the shooting as an “apparent murder-suicide.”
Across the country, more than 90 people are killed each day with guns and hundreds more are injured, on average.
STATEMENT FROM LAUREN QUINN, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE ILLINOIS CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Our hearts are aching for the families and friends of those affected by this tragedy, as well as the entire Joliet community. Although details are still emerging about Monday’s shooting, we know that more than 90 Americans are killed with guns every day and hundreds more are injured. As we come together to grieve, we must also come together to take action. We can do more to help reduce gun violence and to protect our families.”
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