FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2017
Contact: Ed Scruggs, 512-565-0502
Contact: Gyl Switzer, 512-903-4186
Texas Gun Sense Statement on Mass Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas
Texas Gun Sense is deeply saddened and outraged by the shooting today at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Information is being released by authorities but not all details are known. Multiple deaths, possibly as many as 27, and many injuries are reported. The dead include the shooter.
“Our hearts go out to those affected by this shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX and we stand with them in this tragedy and later in trying to understand and prevent such senseless violence,” per Gyl Switzer, Executive Director of Texas Gun Sense.
Gun violence is a public health crisis in Texas and the United States. Texas Gun Sense advocates for common sense evidence-based policies that reduce gun injuries and deaths. Every incident like the shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX is an indication that action is needed now in communities across the state and nation.
Please contact Texas Gun Sense’s board member Ed Scruggs at 512-565-0502 for comment and context.
Texas Gun Sense is a statewide nonprofit and nonpartisan organization advocating for common sense, evidence-based policies to reduce gun injuries and deaths. For more information, www.txgunsense.org.