FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Max Samis, Press Secretary
Brady Campaign on Kavanaugh Confirmation: “A Sad Day for America”
Washington, D.C., October 6, 2018 – Today, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a man with a long judicial record of hostility towards common sense gun safety laws, to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination, reacted with sadness and determination.
Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner, co-presidents of the Brady Campaign, stated,
“This is a sad day for America. It’s a sad day for anyone who believes that our Supreme Court justices should be fair and balanced, that to sit on the highest court in the land, you should have the proper temperament and restraint to offer all people a fair hearing. Brett Kavanaugh has firmly proven throughout this process that he completely lacks the neutrality and demeanor required for this position. He is a Second Amendment extremist who rationalized his belief during the confirmation process that assault weapon bans are unconstitutional by claiming that assault weapons are ‘common’ because ‘millions and millions’ of them are owned in the United States. And when a survivor of gun violence stands before the Court, as is sure to happen, will he or she get a fair hearing from a man who ranted and raved about political enemies in front of the Senate, while the NRA spent over a million dollars to support him?
“We fully expect that at some point in the near future, a challenge to long-established Second Amendment precedent will make its way to the Supreme Court. When that day comes, we will be ready. Brady has been fighting in the courts for gun safety for 30 years, and we’re prepared for the fight ahead.”
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 one of the largest national protests of gun violence in U.S. history - The Million Mom March, Mother's Day 2000.