Brady Campaign Statement on Manchin-Toomey Vote | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Brady Campaign Statement on Manchin-Toomey Vote

Apr 17, 2013

Washington, DC – The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence President Dan Gross issued the following statement: 

“This is an insult to the 90 people killed by gun violence every day and the 90 percent of Americans who believe that felons, domestic abusers, and the dangerous mentally ill should not be able to buy guns without a background check, no questions asked.  The Senate failed to pass something that virtually all Americans support and would undoubtedly make this a safer nation.  It is unfathomable that a Senator could sit across the table from a Newtown parent who lost a child, and then days later vote against this amendment.  We will not give up in this fight and we should not lose sight of the progress we have made.  That we have come this far only strengthens our resolve to make the American public heard until we can make the Congress listen.  And we will work to make sure that those Senators who refuse to represent the will of the overwhelming majority of Americans on this crucial issue are replaced with others who will.?  ?In addition to continuing the fight for expanded background checks at the federal level, the Brady Campaign continues to work to keep the American public safe from gun violence.  We are working to maintain momentum at the state level and pass common sense legislation, as we’ve seen in several states including New York, Colorado, and Connecticut.  The Brady Campaign has also created groundbreaking programs to help change the way we approach guns in our communities. With 300 million guns already in the nation, it is imperative that we take shared responsibility for how they are stored and handled.”