“When a country with less than five percent of the world's population has nearly half of the world's privately owned guns and makes up nearly a third of the world's mass shootings, it's time to stop saying guns make us safer.”
― DaShanne Stokes
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STATEMENT ON RECENT GUN VIOLENCE IN FREDERICK, MARYLAND:
FREDERICK, MD (Wednesday April 6, 2021) — John Funderburk, a 2021 Mayoral Candidate for the City of Frederick, Maryland – released the following statement regarding the mass shooting over the past day in the City of Frederick:
“In the last 24 hours, we have seen two of our local military heroes serving in our city severely wounded by despicable acts of gun violence. I offer my thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families. We also must express our gratitude to our first responders and police agencies who responded to this tragedy with bravery and skill, as well as those who rushed to help the wounded in the chaotic moments after the attack.
But make no mistake, we cannot and will not allow this kind of violence to become normalized in our city. We will not allow violence to hold our neighborhoods hostage, nor will we accept that the life of any Frederick resident is disposable.”
Under my leadership, I will ensure every single city agency will work in tandem to make Frederick safer. Frederick has a crime rate that is greater than nearly 80 percent of cities and towns in the rest of Maryland, according to crime statistics. I will refocus the mission of the Frederick Police Department to targeting those committing violent acts in our communities and stop those illegally trafficking guns onto our streets.
From adopting comprehensive social services to help our young people, increasing access to mental health professionals and services, my administration will take an all-hands approach to ending the swell of violence in Frederick.”
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