Jun 172016


Statement from Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, in Response to Tragedy

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2016 – “We stand together with the LGBTQ community, Latino community, young people, and all of those impacted by [Sunday’s] mass shooting in Florida. Attacking any individual because of their sexual orientation, race or ethnic background is an assault on our collective humanity. And the ease with which the perpetrator of this crime was able to obtain assault weapons, is once again, a dark reminder of the urgent and long overdue reforms needed at the federal and state level to control access to guns in this county.

While the nation searches for answers, we must remain firmly committed to the principles of respect and tolerance that define us as a nation. We must condemn misguided acts of retaliation and do our part to prevent a backlash against our Muslim neighbors.

Our democracy demands that we unite in the pursuit of equality, dignity and freedom that every individual in this country so rightly deserves. We call for vigilance against hate, overdue reform of gun laws and continued peace.”

About The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers’ Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers’ Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of “Moving America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice. For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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 June 17, 2016  Posted by at 12:58 am Issue #171, News, Special Event  Add comments

  One Response to “Lawyers’ Committee Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando, Florida”

  1. I’m shocked at the lack of knowledge and understanding in this article.

    First of all, the politically motivated term of “assault” weapon is hilarious!

    I mean, has any one heard of a weapon not intended to be use in an “assault”, even in assaulting an assailant in self defense?

    Actually, a carbine is what the whack-jobs call an “assault” rifle, and is actually less powerful than a longer real rifle. You see, climbing out of tanks and jeeps with a regular rifle was sort of awkward, so the military cut a few inches off the barrel and called it a carbine

    The rifle used by the gay, registered Democrat, US Government employee nut-job in Orlando was a Sig Sauer MCX carbine

    Any time these Florida Bar Association agents want to propose an amendment to the US Constitution and take away that “necessary to the security of a free State” Second Amendment and outright advocate for a slave State, there are lots of other changes that are a whole lot more likely to be affected than their desired slave State. (Such as forbidding the Government to communicate with private clubs like the “Bar Associations” and “political parties” and once again have a government by, for and of the living breathing people.


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