Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
BRADY CAMPAIGN RESPONDS TO DONALD TRUMP'S ELECTION
WASHINGTON - Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement after the 2016 presidential race was called for Donald Trump.
"Although we are disappointed that a candidate who ran his campaign on a message of hate, violence, intimidation, and fear will be the next President of the United States, the American people have spoken. I only hope President-elect Trump recognizes that nine out of 10 Americans, regardless of who they supported for president, want to create a safer America by expanding Brady background checks to every gun sale. And while we're hopeful we can work with President-elect Trump to reduce gun deaths in this country, we are also prepared to fight with everything we've got to ensure the vision he described on the campaign trail of an America where every domestic abuser, terrorist, and felon can carry a loaded gun anytime, anywhere – where problems are solved with bullets instead of words – will never become reality.
"As a candidate, Donald Trump put lives at risk with his campaign's violent rhetoric. We only hope as President he will remember the weight of the office he will soon hold, and realize that the consequences of that kind of speech can be grave.
"Trump's election isn't the end of this fight. While Donald Trump may sit in the White House, he alone does not define this country's future. As a movement, Hillary Clinton's campaign described a brighter future where solutions to America's gun violence epidemic were within reach. That vision lives on. We will be relentless as we continue our work for that future. Because even in the face of Trump's election, hope for that brighter future remains alive. We will continue to work with Congress, the states, and the American people to push for life-saving Brady background checks."
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.