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Fallon, Nev. – The Nevada chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to the fatal shooting at a Latter-Day Saints church in Fallon, Nevada on Sunday. According to reports, the gunman opened fire at the church, shooting and killing Charles E. Miller, and injuring another person. At least 50 people witnessed the shooting inside the church.
STATEMENT FROM CANDACE TODD, VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE NEVADA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA, AND MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS:
“I am heartbroken for the Fallon community and the congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fallon. This horrible news is a tragic reminder that we must do more to prevent gun violence in our communities. Churches and other places of worship should be a safe haven. We should be able to do things like worship, go to school or go to a concert without the threat of gun violence.”
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