For Immediate Release • August 18, 2013 • Contact: media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org
Washington, DC –Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement on the veto of important gun safety measures by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:
"The Governor had a tremendous opportunity to regulate high powered weapons and to improve the firearm permitting system but vetoed these bills and other important measures, ignoring the overwhelming voice and safety of the people of New Jersey. With its 4-inch armor-piercing bullets, the 5-foot-long sniper rifle is built for destroying far-distance targets; terrorists could use that weapon to take out an airplane.* The Governor put his political aspirations and the interests of the gun lobby over the safety of his state and his nation. We can do better to prevent gun violence in New Jersey and in America."?
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.
*Joseph King, a terrorism expert at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, told the Associated Press that terrorists could use these weapon to take out a plane.