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Gun Control Org Soliciting Donations ‘To Honor’ Las Vegas Victims

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Amber Athey White House Correspondent

A gun control organization is already using the Las Vegas shooting to solicit donations by asking contributors to “honor the victims” of the shooting with a donation.

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the legal arm of the Brady Campaign, asked their supporters to make a donation “to honor” the 58 people killed at the Las Vegas country music festival.

“Today, we remember the individuals who lost their lives in last night’s shooting in Las Vegas,” the donation page reads. “Thank you for your donation to the Brady Center. With your support, we can provide more support for these individuals and work to prevent more tragedies in the future.”

In a tweet, the Brady Campaign similarly wrote, “In the wake of the tragedy in #lasvegas join us by honoring victims & survivors.”

The Brady group, which puts on the Million Mom March, seeks to, among other legal measures, require background checks for all gun purchases. Current reports on the Las Vegas shooting have not indicated if the shooter acquired the gun used to commit the act legally or illegally.

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