WASHINGTON –Fred Guttenberg, gun violence survivor and Brady PAC National Advisory Council leader, released the following statement after mass shootings in multiple locations in Lewiston, Maine that killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 50:
“Another set of mass casualties from another senseless gun violence tragedy has once again shattered another community in America. As our hearts break for families in Lewiston, Maine, we must commit ourselves to electing new leadership to Congress and statehouses who will strengthen our nation’s gun laws.
Make no mistake: this devastation was absolutely preventable.
To honor these families and their loved ones, we must all do our part to make sure this never happens again. That starts with electing people who give a damn about our children and our families and who care more about saving lives rather than bowing at the altar of the gun industry.
The Lewiston tragedy is a failure on multiple levels, but mostly a stunning lack of courage from policymakers who have no business serving in elected office.”
About Brady PAC
Based in Washington, DC, Brady PAC is dedicated to a singular goal: creating a safer America by supporting and investing in candidates who are committed to enacting, improving, and defending Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) policies across the country.
Formed leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, Brady PAC was created to serve as a counterweight to “dark money” Super PACs created by the gun industry lobby. It upholds the policy ideals that have been championed by its sister organization, Brady — one of the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention grassroots advocacy organizations. To learn more – visit bradypac.org.