Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
HEARING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CHRIS WALLACE LEADS WITH GUNS
WASHINGTON - Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement on gun violence in the final presidential debate. Chris Wallace was the first and only 2016 presidential debate moderator to ask about the number one issue on the Open Debate Coalition's poll, gun violence and policy.
"Tonight, Fox News and Chris Wallace got it right and spoke for the American people. The moderator heard voters and asked the number one question they wanted answered: what the candidates will do about gun violence. And Wallace wasn't just checking a box. He held the candidates to substantive answers and debate on the issue. This is the debate the American people have been calling for, and it's the one they deserved.
"With absolute confidence, I can say gun violence has become a defining issue in American culture and politics. This is a clear tipping point. We're seeing how a popular movement can guide national priorities, alter the public debate, and really change things.
"What's equally clear is that Hillary Clinton is the leader America can count on to fight for and pass reforms that saves lives. Gun violence is not a partisan issue. It's an American crisis, and tonight is ironclad proof that this nation is ready for the solutions she backs."
For months, the Brady Campaign and its supporters nationwide have been calling on each debate moderator to ask Trump and Clinton about solutions to 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.