Washington, D.C., August 25, 2018 – Today, after a year-long battle with brain cancer, Sen. John McCain has passed away. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence joined in honoring and mourning the senator and American war hero’s memory. The organization stated:
“While we may not have always agreed with Sen. John McCain on most gun issues, we always knew he was a man of honor, as proven by his long and storied life in public service. Sen. McCain made a point to stand by his convictions, whether it was in service in Vietnam, or bucking party leadership to sponsor a bill expanding background checks to include private gun sales at gun shows. He represented the best of America like few before or after. Our hearts are with the McCain family today.”
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.