FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) reacted to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, leaving over 20 dead.
GOA Senior Vice President Erich Pratt released the following statement:
“This senseless loss of life is a tragedy, and we join the nation in mourning for the victims and praying for their families.
Today however, Left-wing politicians are playing on raw emotion to grow support for various gun-control proposals like universal background checks and increasing minimum age requirements to 21. Make no mistake, neither of these policies — nor any of those “common-sense” proposals from those on the Left — will prevent these evil tragedies from occurring; and the saddest part is, we already know this.
Instead of playing politics and saying ‘we need to do something,’ we should be discussing real solutions to preventing this type of evil from striking again, for example, by arming willing teachers which is a solution supported by 81% of police. We must also repeal the Gun Free School Zones Act, which leaves our children vulnerable to criminals and our parents unarmed to defend them. If our elected officials are important enough to receive armed protection, so too should our children.”
GOA spokespeople are available for interviews.
Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.