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LatinoJustice Calls for Federal and Local Gun Control Legislation After Mass Shooting at Texas Elementary School 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

May 25, 2022  

Contacts: 
Carolina González
[email protected] | 212-739-7513  
Sarai Bejarano
[email protected] | 212-739-7581  

LatinoJustice Calls for Federal and Local Gun Control Legislation After Mass Shooting at Texas Elementary School 
Latinx Community in Texas Bears Brunt of Gun Violence Epidemic

 

New York, NY – Days after a deadly shooting in Buffalo, NY, another gunman strikes at a Texas elementary school. The mass shooting took place at Robb Elementary School, killing 19 children and two adults in a predominantly Latinx community in Uvalde, Texas.   

The following statement can be attributed to Lourdes M. Rosado, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF: 
“Once again, gun violence marks a dark day in our country, leaving nothing but tragedy and trauma. We cannot allow the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, to become just one more occasion to mourn the needless loss of innocent lives. This tragedy needs to be the tipping point to end the uncontrolled availability of assault style weapons.

“As long as assault-type weapons remain too easily accessible, more communities will be broken and devastated by mass shootings. And Latinx, Black, and nonwhite communities will continue to be disproportionately impacted. We call on lawmakers to move without hesitation to strengthen federal and local gun controls once and for all, and for lobbying reforms that can curtail the outsize influence of the gun lobby. The individual right to bear arms cannot be prioritized over the public’s other rights – including the right to live and not be terrorized -- and the health of all.”

 

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About LatinoJustice 
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For nearly 50 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout the country. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit
www.LatinoJustice.org