Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release: September 1, 2016
Contact: Brendan Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
BRADY CAMPAIGN APPLAUDS SENATE DEMOCRATS FOR PUTTING GUN REFORM BACK IN SPOTLIGHT
WASHINGTON - Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following statement applauding Senate Democrats after a conference call with media on Thursday during which they put the legislative spotlight back on gun reform ahead of Congress’ return next Tuesday.
“It’s so nice to see that, while most members of Congress are enjoying a 52-day vacation, these Senators are taking steps to keep Washington’s priorities straight. While Congress has been on the longest recess in six decades, nearly 4,500 Americans have been shot and killed with guns. But thousands more will die unless enough politicians put their loyalty to the gun lobby aside and do the right thing for the American people.
“Fresh off 52 days of sun, fun, and fundraising, Congress hasn't a single excuse not to expand Brady background checks this fall. While they were out, public outrage only swelled. Americans are livid, and if the gun lobby's lap dogs in Congress think they'll be able to just ease back into their normal routine of indifference next Tuesday, they are sorely mistaken. Brady will be ready Tuesday morning to remind them the true cost of their inaction. In fact, recent polling shows that some are already paying the price for turning a blind eye to America's gun violence epidemic. If politicians like Senator Kelly Ayotte want to keep their jobs, they better pay close attention to what the people are demanding, and finally act on it."
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.