Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
BRADY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING ANNIVERSARY
WASHINGTON - Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement marking one year since the San Bernardino, California, mass shooting.
"A year has passed since two shooters opened fire on their own office holiday party in San Bernardino. It was an act of hate and terror that struck this nation during a time of year when family and friends are foremost on Americans' hearts and minds. In the midst of celebration, fourteen innocent lives were taken, many more were injured, and an American community was left scarred.
"As a nation we processed, we tried to heal, and then we got to work. In the year since, the American people forced two pivotal votes in Congress for expanded Brady background checks. Just 35 days after the shooting, President Obama took historic, sweeping executive action that will save lives. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 880, a bill to keep the guns used in the deadly shooting out of dangerous hands. And on Election Day, Californians chose Kamala Harris, who had prioritized gun violence throughout her career and campaign, to serve them in the U.S. Senate, and joined voters in Nevada to approve three of four state ballot initiatives to keep guns out of dangerous hands.
"The 365 days since San Bernardino have borne monumental triumph, terrible tragedy, and, at times, frustrating disappointment. Through it all, Californians and all Americans have continued to fight for a safer nation."
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.