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Brady Campaign: ‘we don’t want sympathy. We want action’

Hillary Alexander
Contributor

In a reaction to the Aurora, Colo., shooting at the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” several politicians expressed sympathy for the victims, but The Brady Campaign, a pro-gun control group, issued a statement saying it wasn’t interested in pleasantries.

“This tragedy is another grim reminder that guns are the enablers of mass killers and that our nation pays an unacceptable price for our failure to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people,” said Brady Campaign President Dan Gross. “We are outraged. We understand that President Obama has just spoken and so might Mitt Romney.”

“As someone who has suffered the lasting impact of gun violence,” said Gross, “I can tell you that we don’t want sympathy. We want action.”

The Brady Campaign is petitioning Congress in favor of more gun control laws.

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