Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
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BRADY CAMPAIGN INVITES TRUMP TO DEBATE GUN VIOLENCE
5 killed and 7 injured in Orlando workplace shooting
"The president indicated over the weekend he wants to have a gun debate, so name the time and place."
WASHINGTON - Brady Campaign president Dan Gross issued the following statement after an Orlando workplace shooting that left at least five people dead.
"This is a tragic example of the American gun violence that kills 93 people every day. It seems the shooter had a history of violence in the workplace, and we will follow this investigation to make sure it determines how the shooter got his gun if he was legally barred from purchasing one. In America, it is far too easy to get a gun without a background check.
"The president indicated over the weekend he wants to have a gun debate, so name the time and place. I'd be more than happy to help him understand why gun violence is the most pressing public health epidemic in our country -- the toll it takes on families, our economy, and our national security. So, the president is right, we should have a substance-based policy debate on gun violence and the solutions to address it, and I'd be happy to meet him any time, anywhere."
Ninety-three percent of Americans support expanding Brady background checks to all gun sales, which includes 80% of Republicans, and three quarters of NRA members.
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.