Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release: July 18, 2016
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON RNC’S ‘MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN’ THEME
“You can’t talk about how to ‘Make America Safe Again’ without talking about guns.”
WASHINGTON - Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement as the Republican National Convention kicked off a night of speakers around the theme of “Make America Safe Again”:
“You can’t talk about how to ‘Make America Safe Again’ without talking about guns. More than 33,000 Americans are killed by gun violence every year—that’s 90 every single day. And while we agree there are ways to make America safe again, that conversation can’t begin without talking about how to reduce gun deaths and fix the lax laws that put guns in the hands of dangerous people.
“If you want proof, just look to the chorus of law enforcement voices calling for stronger, smarter laws that keep guns away from the people we all agree shouldn’t have them—violent felons, domestic abusers, fugitives, and people with mental illnesses who might harm themselves or others. They know laws passed by gun lobby lapdogs in Congress not only make our communities less safe, they also put law enforcement officers’ lives at risk.”
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.