Niecy Nash Posts Emotional Video About Brother Who Died to Gun Violence Following Monday’s Nashville School Shooting

by Xara Aziz
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Claws star Niecy Nash is one of many celebrities who have used their platform to speak out against gun violence following Monday’s devastating school shooting in Nashville that senselessly took the lives of three children and three adults.

The 53-year-old California native, whose brother Michael Ensley died in a school shooting more than 30 years ago, said that he died because someone was able to gain access to a gun and brought it to school.

“In 1993, my only brother was killed on his high school campus because somebody brought a gun to school,” Nash said in a TikTok video while fighting back tears. “It’s 2023, and there are babies who will never make it home to see their parents,” adding, “and those parents will forever be in a space where they’re like, ‘What was the last thing I said? What was the last lunch I made? What was their last thought or experience? Did they call out for me?’” 

Nash, who is a spokesperson for Mothers Against Violence in Schools (MAVIS), an organization her mother founded said that it was more important to sign legislation on gun control rather than restricting drag shows and critical race theory, two Tennessee laws that were recently signed into law.  

“These are the wrong things. It’s the wrong thing, and it is indeed the wrong time. We are losing our way,” she said. “Some political groups are so focused on the wrong thing that our children are dying. And there ain’t no coming back from that… Not even a little bit.”

She continued: “I am so sorry. And my prayers go out to those families, ‘cause it’s a pain that I don’t wish on nobody. School is the one place where children should be safe. Now, they’ll be safe getting on an airplane. But school? That’s another thing. And it shouldn’t be.”

On Monday, 28-year-old Audrey Hale stormed into Covenant School in Nashville and killed six: Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all 9, in addition to staff members Cynthia Peak, 61, Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61.

The suspect was shot dead on the second floor of the school after shooting at law enforcement.

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