For Immediate Release • December 9, 2013 • firstname.lastname@example.org
New State-by-State Analysis Shows Momentum After Newtown Tragedy
[Sacramento, CA] California continues to rank best in the nation for strong gun reform measures, according to a new state analysis by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. California received an A- and ranked number one in this year's, "2013 State Scorecard: Why Gun Laws Matter" produced by the organizations.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today released a report chronicling the impact of the Brady law and revealed that felons, domestic abusers, and fugitives are the top categories of prohibited purchasers who have been denied gun purchases since the law went into effect 20 years ago.
Today advocates from the New Jersey Million Mom March and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence are demanding that Acting Attorney General John Hoffman follow New Jersey’s landmark personalized gun law.
"Neither history or precedent supports this aberrant, split decision that concocts a dangerous right of people to carry hidden handguns in public places to people whom law enforcement has determined that they have no good cause or qualifications to do so."
This morning, Judge Jeffrey Conen of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court announced that a jury will hear the case of two Milwaukee police officers against the gun dealer that supplied the handgun used to shoot and critically injure them.