NSSF Statement on Tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

The firearm industry shares in the grief over the senseless murders of innocent victims in Uvalde, Texas. Such wanton disregard for human life is beyond words or comprehension. NSSF is deeply appreciative of the law enforcement officers who responded without regard to their own safety to stop this murderer.

It is impossible to rationalize the irrational acts of a depraved individual who would harm innocent children and the schoolteachers who care for them. We continue to pray for the victims and their families.

NSSF has long advocated – and will continue to advocate – for real solutions to prevent unauthorized access to firearms by criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, children and others who cannot be trusted to handle firearms in a safe and responsible manner. NSSF has led efforts to improve background checks to include all disqualifying mental health records into the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and we have partnered with more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies to distribute over 40 million firearm safety kits, including gun locks to help prevent theft, misuse, accidents and suicide.

The firearm industry welcomes participation in the national conversation to make our communities safer, particularly as it relates to the importance of protecting children against those who have no respect for law or the sanctity of human lives. We will continue to lead and participate in finding and enhancing practical solutions that protect lives and preserve the rights of law-abiding Americans.


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