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Brady Campaign Responds to Giffords Shooting

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TRAGIC, HORRIFYING SHOOTING OF CONGRESSWOMAN AND OTHER AMERICANS AT
GROCERY STORE IN TUSCON

Statement from Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke:

"Our hearts and prayers go out to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and
her family, and to all of the other victims who were shot and killed at
a Tucson grocery store today. I and other members of our staff have met
the Congresswoman and we are deeply saddened and horrified by this
tragedy. We find it unacceptable that when Americans and our elected
leaders are assembling in public places, their lives are at risk from
gun violence.

We also are deeply concerned about the heated political rhetoric that
escalates debates and controversies, and sometimes makes it seem as if
violence is an acceptable response to honest disagreements.

We, as Americans, can and should do more to restore civility to our
political discourse and we can and should do more to address the
conditions that make it too easy for dangerous and irresponsible people
to disrupt and destroy the lives of innocent Americans and political
leaders who are simply trying to serve their communities and our
country.