Media Contact:
Julie Henson, [email protected]

SAN FRANCISCO—In response to the tragic news of a mass shooting yesterday in Santa Barbara, CA, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s Executive Director Robyn Thomas released the following statement:

“We are incredibly saddened to learn of the news of another mass shooting in our country. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of all those affected by this senseless tragedy. While the specific details of this massacre are still unfolding, we know that this incident is yet another example of the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our country. We don’t have to live in a society where so many lives are lost to gunfire. As a country, we must come together to enact commonsense, smart laws that will reduce death and injury from firearms.” 

Robyn Thomas is available to speak with the media:

Robyn Thomas is currently serving in her eighth year as the Executive Director of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. A national non-profit organization founded by attorneys, the Law Center is focused on providing comprehensive legal research and expertise in support of smart gun laws that save lives.

Prior to her work with the Law Center, Robyn served as the Executive Director of the Tikkun Community and Tikkun Magazine and practiced law at Lord Bissell & Brook and Milberg Weiss Bershad & Shulman in New York.  She is a graduate of Duke University and University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Please contact Julie Henson to speak with the Law Center’s experts: [email protected]

About the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is the only national law center focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention. Founded by lawyers after an assault weapon massacre at a San Francisco law firm in 1993, we remain dedicated to preventing the loss of lives caused by gun violence by providing trusted, in-depth research and information on the Second Amendment and America’s gun laws.