“There is no starker illustration of our nation’s gun violence epidemic than the fact that at least 8 people were shot and killed at their workplace in San Jose, California, while President Biden’s nominee to lead ATF was testifying in Washington on the need to enforce our nation’s gun laws."

- Brady President, Kris Brown

Tragedy struck the Golden State this morning as a gunman took at least 8 lives at the Valley Transportation Authority light rail yard in San Jose.

Brady California Communications Lead Sana Sethi shared:

I'm tired of waiting until people's lives are lost for anyone to talk about gun violence or propose action. Today’s shooting is a grim reminder that our nation has yet to take substantive action to prevent gun violence, despite thousands of deaths and injuries each year. Though California continues to lead on preventing gun violence, today’s shooting is a reminder that we have so much more work to do as a country to save lives. Today, San Jose will be in the headlines. But, tomorrow or a week from now it will be another community, even as our community will continue to deal with the trauma of today’s shooting. We need action and we need change. We deserve to live free from the fear of gun violence.”

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Brady California is the largest and most effective gun violence prevention group in the state. Over the past 20 years, our advocates have successfully carried more than 70 pieces of improved legislation from concept through enactment. Those carefully crafted laws have made California one of the safest states in the country.