FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Max Samis, Press Secretary
Brady Campaign Statement on Justice Kennedy Retirement
Washington, D.C., June 27, 2018 – In a decision that will resonate throughout America for decades to come, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the country’s high court. The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which has been the country’s staunchest defender of common sense gun laws for decades, vowed to continue its efforts to uphold gun safety legislation in the courts in the years ahead.
Brady Campaign and Center co-presidents Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner stated:
“First and foremost, we thank Justice Kennedy for his 30 years of service on the Supreme Court, making him the 14th-longest tenured Justice in U.S. history. We wish him well in his retirement.
“President Trump has made no secret of his desires to reshape the Supreme Court to be hostile to common sense gun laws. Indeed, the NRA and the gun lobby are already celebrating today’s announcement. We will see what the coming weeks hold and who is appointed to the nation’s highest court, but rest assured - we will continue the fight to protect Americans’ right to be safe from gun violence. Brady has been fighting in the courts for 30 years, and we aren’t going anywhere. We’re up to the challenge.”
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.