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CONFERENCE OF MAYORS URGES SENATE NOT TO WEAKEN BRADY BACKGROUND CHECKS

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
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CONFERENCE OF MAYORS URGES SENATE NOT TO WEAKEN BRADY BACKGROUND CHECKS

WASHINGTON - Working with the Brady Campaign, the U.S. Conference of Mayors has sent the Senate a letter urging opposition to S.J. Res. 14, a bill to weaken the Brady background check system and legalize access to guns for people who are a danger to themselves or others. The bill bans the Social Security Administration from bringing the agency in compliance with a 2007 NICS background check reporting law signed by George Bush.

Brady Campaign president Dan Gross said, "No one knows what it takes to keep our cities and their citizens safe better than America's mayors. This is what political leadership actually looks like. It's not tweets, it's not kowtowing to gun industry lobbyists. Ninety-three percent of Americans support these Brady background checks that keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, and all those who are a danger to themselves or others. This legislation weakens that system, undermines law and order, and makes this country less safe. We thank America's mayors for their opposition, and demand the Senate take notice."

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