Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
NEW DOJ RULE LETS FUGITIVES BUY GUNS IF THEY PROMISE TO STAY IN ONE STATE
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's Department of Justice now allows people with outstanding arrest warrants to buy guns. It's the second time in less than two months the new administration has directly undermined the Brady background check system to get guns back in dangerous hands.
Brady Campaign president Dan Gross said, "It didn't take long for the Trump administration and the Justice Department to abdicate their responsibility to keep the American public safe. This rule endangers law enforcement officers everywhere by arming the very people they're assigned to arrest. Yet Donald Trump and the NRA claim they have cops' backs. With gun violence already on the rise, continuing to undermine the Brady background check system and allow more dangerous people to buy guns is downright reckless. The government shouldn't roll back lifesaving policies just to help the gun industry find new customers."
Earlier this year President Trump signed a law to reverse Social Security Administration efforts to identify and report individuals to the Brady background check system based on ATF input.
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.