Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
LESTER HOLT MUST REQUIRE EACH CANDIDATE TO ANSWER HOW THEY WOULD STOP GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA
WASHINGTON - Just hours after two of the nation's latest mass shootings, one in Washington state over the weekend and one in Houston this morning, the Brady Campaign is calling on debate moderator Lester Holt to ask each candidate for their solutions to America's epidemic of gun violence during tonight's first presidential debate.
Brady Campaign president Dan Gross said, "By the time both presidential candidates take the debate stage tonight, nearly 300 Americans will have been shot today - nine of them in a single incident in Houston this morning alone. Those victims, the American people, and the 300 who will be shot tomorrow deserve to hear solutions from each candidate. Debate moderator Lester Holt has a responsibility to ask Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton what they will do to keep guns out of dangerous hands."
"Making America safe starts with keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists, domestic abusers, felons, and people with dangerous mental illness. If Donald Trump disagrees with 90 percent of Americans and 80 percent of gun owners who support expanding Brady background checks, then tonight he must explain why."
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.