FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Max Samis, Press Secretary
Brady Campaign Responds to President Trump Comments on Gun Violence Prevention at 2.28 White House Meeting
Washington, D.C., February 28, 2018 - Following a meeting with Congressional leaders today on gun violence prevention, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence applauded President Donald Trump's remarks at the White House today.
Brady co-presidents Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner stated:
"We were pleased to hear President Trump's full-throated support of gun violence prevention laws today, coinciding with the 24th anniversary of the Brady Law going into effect.
"In addition to directly rejecting the influence of the NRA and the gun lobby, the President made it perfectly clear that he is in agreement with our major policy goals, including strong universal background checks, extreme risk protection laws, federal funding for the CDC to study gun violence, and even a possible assault weapon ban - positions that are overwhelmingly supported by the American people.
"There is legislation ready and waiting on every one of these priorities for Congress to vote on as soon as possible.
"We look forward to working with President Trump in the immediate future on making these life-saving reforms a reality.
"Now, the spotlight is on Congress to decide to do what the American people want and need to keep our nation safe."
The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. For more insight on gun violence prevention, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BradyBuzz.
About Us: The Brady Campaign and Center, united with the Million Mom March, is a national network of over 90 grassroots chapter affiliates mobilized to prevent gun violence at the community level. The network has played a vital role in expanding Brady background checks in the six states that have passed legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and produced the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history - The Million Mom March, Mother's Day 2000.