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Statement on Shootings at Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Kansas City

April 13, 2014

overland_park_shooting_jt_140413_16x9_992Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement from Reverend Michelle Reed, a member of the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action in response to the shootings at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom where at least 3 people were killed today.

“Kansans are still reeling from the breaking news that, on the eve of Passover, a gunman has killed at least three people at the JCC and Village Shalom – our thoughts and prayers are with them and their loved ones,” said Reverend Reed. “We don’t know all of the details yet, but we know that events like this remind us how none of us is immune– gun violence knows no boundaries of religion, race, class or age. We won’t wait until our families or communities are affected by gun violence. We demand – right now – to be safe from gun violence in our places of worship, in our community centers, and wherever we may go. It’s time for our political leaders to take immediate action to end this public health epidemic.”

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