For Immediate Release - November 5, 2013 - media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org
Statement of Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
“The election of Terry McAuliffe as Governor of Virginia in a race with a high turnout, and high stakes is yet another demonstration of the changing tide on the gun violence issue.
In a swing state that is home to the NRA, Governor-elect McAuliffe campaigned on his strong support for sensible gun violence solutions like extending Brady Background Checks to all gun sales. He wore his "F" rating from the NRA like a badge of honor, demonstrating the overwhelming support that Virginians, like all Americans, have for sensible solutions to gun violence. Make no mistake this was a voting issue for Virginians. The Brady Campaign was proud to endorse Governor-elect McAuliffe, and we look forward to working with him to help make Virginia safer for its citizens."
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The mission of the Brady organization is to create a safer America for all of us that will lead to the dramatic reduction in gun deaths and injuries that we all seek.
Dan Gross is the President of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.