In response to the mother of a 2021 Michigan school shooter being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, NextGen America Vice President of Communications Antonio Arellano released the following statement:
“The horrific deadly shooting at Oxford High School in 2021 was preventable, and today’s verdict sets important precedent moving forward that we hope leads to greater accountability and responsibility for parents and gun owners alike.
“More than anything, this verdict proves our urgent need for better and stronger gun control policy. The Crumbley’s should never have been able to acquire a gun for their 15-year-old son. The time for common sense gun policies is now, and it starts with Congress taking decisive action to implement an assault weapon ban through legislative action.”
About NextGen America
NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.5 million young voters and contacted 9.6 million young eligible voters during the historic 2022 midterm elections.