Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Respond to Death of Belmont University Freshman Who was Hit By Stray Bullet in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, released the following statement in response to Belmont University freshman Jillian Ludwig being shot and killed Tuesday afternoon blocks from campus. Reports show that Ludwig was hit in the head by a bullet meant for a car across the street. The shooter was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and evidence tampering.
“Going out for a walk shouldn’t be a death sentence, but because of our country’s gun violence crisis, it is. There’s no reason Jillian shouldn’t be alive today,” said Isabella Hipp, a gun violence survivor and volunteer with Belmont University Students Demand Action. “Unrestricted access to guns is killing my generation left and right for simply going about our daily lives. It has to stop. We cannot allow Tennessee politicians to continue to choose the ‘guns everywhere agenda’ over our right to live.”