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Brady Campaign Commends New Jersey for Passage of Several Key Gun Violence Prevention Bills

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

For Immediate Release

May 31, 2013

Contact:  Media [at] BradyNetwork [dot] org

(Washington, DC)—Today the Brady Campaign commends the actions taken by the New Jersey State Senate on passing comprehensive gun violence prevention measures. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its six New Jersey Million Mom March Chapters applaud the New Jersey State Senate for continuing to show true leadership in passing reform to their state gun laws.

“The state of New Jersey is leading the way in continuing to make our communities safer by keeping dangerous people from getting guns,” said Carole Stiller, President of the New Jersey Million Mom March Chapters. “This legislation is a top priority of the New Jersey Million Mom March Chapters and it will be critical to preventing gun violence.”  The chapters worked alongside a strong coalition of groups in New Jersey including Ceasefire New Jersey.

New Jersey has some of the nation’s strongest laws, but more needs to be done to make the communities safer.

“We urge Governor Chris Christie to sign the measures and join Delaware, Colorado, Maryland, New York, and Connecticut in passing strong, comprehensive legislation in the wake of the Newtown shooting,” said Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “We applaud the leadership actions taken by these states. The Brady Campaign and its chapters will also continue to be the voice of the American people in Washington as we work towards passing expanded background checks on the federal level.”

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Dan Gross is the President of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

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