It's the Brady Briefing, another time where JJ casts alone on everything from the loss of more victims of gun violence to the efforts of some brave retirees, in this, a weekly wrap up on gun violence and gun violence prevention for the week of November 16th to November 22nd.
Today in this wrap-up, you'll learn about:
- the ongoing need for the Transgender Day of Remembrance;
- why passing of Kimberly Gervais could potentially be ruled the 59th fatality of the Las Vegas shooting;
- what happened to 10 year old Micah Tennant;
- why Tirtza and Barry Pearl are now JJ's favorite people; and
- why the fifth Democratic primary debate was such a disappointment.
Some of the links mentioned in this episode :
"Where is the Outrage?"
"Heather Sallan Tells Her Story."
"Key Statistics on Gun Violence."
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back to red balloon Brady. I'm back again another week. Ready to tell you all about gun violence and gun violence prevention news. This week we mourn the loss of more victims of gun violence, applaud the efforts of some brave retirees and ask when will enough be enough this week we honored the annual transgender day of remembrance a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and anti transgender violence. It is day to remember those in the trans community who have lost their lives to violence, including many who've been taken by gun violence, originally created in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester. It has since slowly evolved into an international day of remembrance. At least 22 transgender people have been already killed this year. Most of whom were young, black women killed with guns in particular.
Data shows that nearly three fourths of transgender and gender nonconforming Americans killed in the last three years were killed with a firearm. We also marked the death of Kimberly's, your vase, survivors, activist, family and friends. More the passing of Kimberly's your vase. 57 of Mira Loma California. This week, Kimberly, a mother of two daughters was one of them. More than 500 people injured during the Las Vegas route. 91 harvest music festival shooting on October 1st, 2017 58 people were killed in the attack making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern us history. Jarvis's death could potentially be ruled the 59th fatality during the Las Vegas shooting. Dre suffered a spinal injury and recently have been recovering at a nursing facility in Redlands, California. When she was brought to a local hospital and died Friday. She'll never leave my heart ever remarked her sister. Do you know surveillance? Kimberly's passing demonstrates that the effects of gun violence are long-lasting both medically and emotionally.
Remember, Jim Brady had his own death, ruled a homicide when he died 33 years after being disabled from a gunshot wound during the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981 we also lost a young child this week. Ten-year-old McCaw tenant died from gunshot injuries. He suffered at a New Jersey high school football game last week or 27 year old man in a 15 year old boy were also injured. Video from CNN affiliate WPBI showed football players and attendees scrambling after the shots were fired. Last Friday, people were seeing hopping fences, diving under bleachers, and lying down on the field as the chaos unfolded. I've said these numbers many times, but I'm going to say them again. We lose a hundred people a day to gun violence for so many. We don't know their names, their story, the potential they leave behind their families, their friends. I keep thinking about how macaws nickname was.
Do what? Do you have kept that nickname into adulthood? Did he like the nickname? Where did it come from? Was that going to be a funny story? He told it a college orientation. I can't stop thinking about it. So how do we move on from the loss of so many people? How do we try to mend the wound that they're passing leaves in the world? We can't, but we can't honor them and we honor them by ensuring that the senseless loss of lives ends. As Rosh Mischer says in his podcast with us who needs a gun in 15 minutes or less? Well, gun violence is something that is completely senseless. It doesn't have to happen. There's lots of ways people die, whether it's through cancer, through other things that are out of their control. But gun violence is something that can change and quote. So let's conclude with some very cool people.
During a September 10th meeting when senators had just returned from their August recess, and we're voting on mid-level nominations, the pearls, a retired couple from San Francisco, suddenly unfurled a white banner emblazoned with strong gun control. Now in red letters, it had three exclamation points. They shouted, how many more must die and do your job? They then got handcuffed with zip ties put into a police van and body searched. They spent the next five hours in a Washington DC jail before being released. So why did some retirees come all the way to DC just to get arrested? Because as Mr. Barry Pearl said, quote, something needs to happen to change the mind of these senators and quote and it's good some people are speaking out because the fifth democratic primary debate was unexpectedly devoid of discussion on the gun violence epidemic in our country. Brady had called on media figures such as the debates hosts to address the overwhelming public support for a comprehensive gun violence prevention solutions, especially falling a week of deadly high profile mass shootings across the country with nearly 300 people in America are shot and a hundred are killed by gun violence every day. Any discussion among individuals with aspirations of leading this nation must, must, must, must include a conversation on how they would meaningfully address gun violence. It's not well, your silence speaks volumes.
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