Apr 2, 2013
Washington, DC – The following is a statement released today the Brady Campaign:
"Once again, the NRA leadership is missing the point. The American public is calling for a comprehensive solution that not only addresses tragic school shootings, but also helps prevent the thousands of senseless gun deaths each year. Expanding the background check program, which nine out of ten Americans support, is one place to start. The entire package of sensible gun legislation passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee will get us the rest of the way there. The announcement today is not the conversation the American people want to have.”
The Brady Campaign is the nation's largest citizens' lobby to prevent gun violence. We represent the voice of the overwhelming majority of Americans who are tired of living with the constant tragedy of gun violence and are in favor of strong laws and policies that will save lives. We are the light that exposes politicians who are putting the American people at risk, empowering the American people to hold them accountable for decisions and actions that undermine public safety.
We are driven by the focused vision of a nation where all Americans are safe at home, at work, at school, and in our communities.
Dan Gross is the President of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.