Washington, D.C., September 12, 2019 — Brady applauds the 145 Executives who have called on Senate leaders to urgently address the gun violence epidemic in America. The chief executives are specifically calling on the Senate to take up legislation to expand background checks and enact extreme risk laws, both of which are supported by a majority of Americans.
Brady President, Kris Brown stated,
“These leaders came together and said, ‘we have a responsibility to stand up for the safety of Americans.’ They’ve seen the human and economic toll that gun violence takes on our country, and they’ve chosen action, not sides. Meanwhile, the Senate could pass common-sense gun legislation today. Instead, their refusal to move is responsible for the 100 people who are killed by gun violence every single day in America. McConnell should look to these executives as an example of leadership - a skill that should embody our Senate Majority Leader.
Brady works across congress, courts, and communities because we know that gun violence in a complicated problem in need of a comprehensive solution. Promoting corporate responsibility is one of those solutions. Whether or not the Senate Majority Leader allows these bills to come to a vote, our work continues. It is in all of our hands to stop this epidemic.”
Brady joins these companies in calling on the Senate to urgently take up legislation to expand Brady Background Checks and enact extreme risk laws, as well as enact a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.