We applaud House Democrats for doing today what Senate Democrats should have done this morning - taking action. They knew the odds going in but went for a vote anyway because actions speak louder than the Senate’s words. We commend this effort, led by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and hope it is only the first step on the path to pass sensible gun reform.
"Senate Democrats said all the right things at their press conference this morning. Now we want to see those words followed by action. It can’t stop by simply launching a campaign to build public support and, as they put it, 'ramp up pressure on Congress.' They ARE Congress!
"The cause of violence, including gun violence, must be addressed on many fronts...including strengthening laws that prevent or reduce the access of legally prohibited persons to firearms and vigorous enforcement of existing law."
Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, applauded Hillary Clinton’s solutions for reducing gun violence and her commitment to making the issue a key platform of her presidential campaign, all of which she detailed during a town hall on the TODAY show.
“We applaud Hillary Clinton for putting the safety of the American people above the special interests of the corporate gun lobby. Just four years ago it seemed unthinkable that a major presidential candidate would make gun violence prevention a cornerstone of his or her platform.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is calling for the resignation of Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, effective immediately. The Campaign has also called for his replacement as lead investigator of the Umpqua Community College shooting.
Dan Gross hosted a press call with 25 members of the press on Friday, October 2nd, the day after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Listen to it here.
Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, will be hosting a media call today, 10/2, at 2:00pm EDT for members of the media to discuss yesterday's shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
"...What should have been a sanctuary for education and a symbol of bright futures will now become the latest memorial of victims lost to America’s gun violence epidemic."
"We would like to thank Black-ish for showing, in last night’s episode, that there is tremendous potential in tackling the very important subject of gun violence in an entertaining way.