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Following Texas Mass Shooting, Change Needed to Address America’s Deadly Gun Culture

Eight Killed in Mass Shooting at Outlet Mall

ALLEN – This weekend, the community in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas, was shattered by gun violence when a gunman opened fire in an outlet mall, killing eight people and wounding at least seven others. According to Gun Violence Archive, this weekend’s horrific tragedy is one of more than 200 mass shootings so far this year.

“This most recent mass shooting—on the eve of the Uvalde and Buffalo anniversaries—is a stark reminder that our current approach to ending gun violence is falling tragically short,” said Nina Vinik, founder and executive director of Project Unloaded. “We should not have to live in fear when we leave the house to shop, work or learn. It is time to dispel the myth that guns make us safer. “Gun safety” is an oxymoron – as this tragedy and countless others have shown, guns are destroying our communities. We need to stop believing this myth and start changing our deadly gun culture.”


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