Sandy Hook Promise Statement on Recent Shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas

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Stephanie Morris



Sandy Hook Promise Releases Statement Regarding Recent Shootings in

Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas 


July 8, 2016 - Our hearts are with the families and communities of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile, the officers and civilians hurt or killed in Dallas, and every person cut down by bullets in this country every single day.


The events of last night in Dallas and the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are horrific and unacceptable. We MUST and can do better.


Gun violence is gun violence is gun violence. Any person's life taken by such violent means is unacceptable.


About Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a non-partisan national nonprofit formed and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.  Based in Newtown, Connecticut, SHP’s sole purpose is to prevent gun violence BEFORE it happens so that no other parents experience the senseless, horrific loss of their child.  SHP delivers, at no cost, four Know the Signs programs that teach youth and adults to recognize signs and signals of individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others and intervene to get them help before it is too late.  SHP’s Know the Signs programs have helped stop a school shooting, multiple suicide and firearm threats, while also intervening to help individuals get mental health assistance.  Additionally, SHP advocates for sensible state and federal violence prevention policy in the areas of mental health and wellness identification, intervention and treatment as well as firearm access and storage. To bring SHP’s Know the Signs programs to your school or community or help advocate for sensible policy, visit