Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
GORSUCH: PAID FOR BY THE GUN INDUSTRY
WASHINGTON - The verdict is in: the going rate to buy a Supreme Court seat is now in the millions. This week the corporate gun industry, led by the NRA, looks to Capitol Hill to cash in on millions of dollars it's spent convincing vulnerable senators to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. And for gun industry lapdogs in the Senate, the price is just right.
Brady Campaign president Dan Gross said, "Neil Gorsuch is poised to get the job of a lifetime thanks to the gun industry, which, make no mistake, wants something in return. We can't let them have it. The right not be shot should never take a back seat to a felon, fugitive, or domestic abuser's access to guns. Only time and trial will tell where Gorsuch really stands - his record to date is murky at best. But what we know right now is that too many politicians in the Senate, and President Trump himself, were more than willing to sell this SCOTUS seat to an industry whose products and policies kill tens of thousands of Americans each year. Gun owner or not, that reality should concern all of us.
"Should Mr. Gorsuch be confirmed, Brady will be paying close attention to his action on the bench and remain prepared to hold him and the senators who confirmed him accountable. We will continue to fight and be the voice of the 93 percent of Americans who demand sensible solutions to prevent gun violence."
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.