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Sandy Hook Promise Statement on Brooklyn Subway Mass Shooting

Newtown, CT — Yesterday, 10 people were shot and 13 injured in a Brooklyn subway station when a gunman opened fire on a Manhattan-bound express N train, firing 33 shots and detonating two smoke grenades. Investigators recovered a 9-millimeter handgun and multiple high-capacity magazines from the scene.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, the total number of mass shootings in 2022 are now 131 – averaging more than one mass shooting per day – with 276 children killed or injured by gunfire.

In response to this tragedy, Mark Barden, co-founder, and CEO of the Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund and father of Daniel, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy issued the following statement:

“My heart is heavy today, grieving with the families of the innocent lives impacted in this horrific tragedy. While the investigation continues until the attacker is found and prosecuted, no rational explanation nor punishment is going to undo the harm. We must honor the pain of these sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends with action that focuses on prevention. Demand Congress do more to protect our communities. Sensible legislation like background checks for all gun sales, magazine limits for firearms, and secure storage of weapons are proven to save lives and ready to be put into action to protect us all.”


About the Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund: The Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization committed to protecting all children from gun violence in schools, homes, and communities. The SHP Action Fund advances a holistic policy platform that promotes gun safety, youth mental health, and violence prevention education. The organization works at the state and federal level to pass nonpartisan legislation through inclusive partnerships, diverse grassroots education, and community mobilization. It is part of Sandy Hook Promise, founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.   

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Aimee Thunberg | Senior Director, Communications | [email protected] | 646.761.5579