"If a police officer is concerned somebody shouldn't have a gun, there's very little an officer can do," said Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which advocates for stricter gun regulations
"The manner in which Armslist provides its service makes it a unique conduit for individuals who would not otherwise be eligible to purchase guns to do so." said Kris Brown, the co-president of the Brady Campaign
"Bump stocks should not be available for sale to the general public, and they should never have been allowed to be sold," said Brady Center co-president Avery Gardiner, in a statement. "Bump stocks serve no purpose other than to create the functional equivalent of a machine gun."
"These kids are articulating so forcefully and passionately the need for change, and it has sparked something well beyond just Marjory Stoneman Douglas," says Kristin Brown, copresident of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
"Why would anyone want to help finance assault weapons that are regularly used in mass shootings? The gun violence epidemic in this country is a uniquely American problem and it’s encouraging to see America’s corporate giants take a leading role in this fight." said Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign
Kris Brown has never seen the energy and support behind gun control reach this level. Students are staging walk outs. Businesses are limiting gun sales. And politicians are voicing support for legislation that, a month ago, seemed unimaginable.
According to the Brady Campaign, 42 percent of mass shooters exhibited warning signs before committing their crimes. Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old responsible for the Stoneman Douglas shooting, was on law enforcement’s radar and the FBI had been alerted about his behavior.
Under Obama, the ATF had drafted a rule that would require gun dealers to make secure gun storage or safety devices available anywhere that firearms are sold to unlicensed individuals. "That is something that could really save a lot of lives," said Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
"In all of these strings of mass shootings ... there's one common theme and that's the use of an assault weapon. Take that away, and we will see a drastic reduction." Kris Brown, the co-president of the Brady Campaign