Statement in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Today we mourn the lives lost and families devastated by yet another school shooting. Uvalde, Texas and the rest of the nation has been shattered by the murder of 19 children and 2 adults at Robb Elementary School.

With this now ranking the second-deadliest school shooting in United States history, we are painfully aware that gun violence is the number one killer of children and teens in the United States. Despite continued gun violence in our communities and schools, there has been no significant change in gun laws in the past decade. To that we can only say: our children deserve better.

We ask this question each time this occurs: “How many more?”  Apparently, for many members of Congress, we have not reached the threshold where enough children and adults have been murdered to satisfy whatever sick math they are using to determine the answer.

What will it take?  How much blood and pain are needed to satisfy their lust for power?

-John Brandon, President of MCCOY

Join MCCOY in supporting local and national efforts to protect children from this unfathomable violence. Browse below for resources and actions you can take today to support families impacted by this tragedy and advocate for common sense firearm laws.


NPR – Live updates on the Uvalde, TX shooting.

School Shooting Database – For reference on school shootings in the United States.

Use MCCOY’s Find Your Legislator Tool – Write your lawmakers and demand action today.

Moms Demand Action – Get involved in a local organization dedicated to ending gun violence.

GoFundMe – See the verified fundraisers for families impacted by this shooting.

Which senators have taken the most NRA money? – See if yours is on the list.