FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • February 16, 2014 • Contact: Jennifer Fuson 202-370-8128 or media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org
Statement from Jonathan Lowy, Director, Legal Action Project, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
"Jordan Davis, like Trayvon Martin before him, was a tragic victim of the corporate gun lobby's vision of more guns, in more hands, in more places. If it were not for Florida’s concealed-carry law, pushed by the corporate gun lobby, Jordan's killer would not have had ready access to a gun and Jordan would be alive today.
If legislators in Florida, across America, and in Washington, do not stand their ground against the gun lobby's extremist agenda, they share complicity in America's gun violence epidemic. The most effective starting place to make this nation safer from dangerous people is for Congress to finish the job and require background checks on all gun sales, including online and at gun shows. The American people deserve and demand better than this."
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