Washington, D.C., February 28, 2018 - Following a meeting with Congressional leaders today on gun violence prevention, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence applauded President Donald Trump's remarks at the White House today.
Brady co-presidents Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner stated:
"We were pleased to hear President Trump's full-throated support of gun violence prevention laws today, coinciding with the 24th anniversary of the Brady Law going into effect.
"In addition to directly rejecting the influence of the NRA and the gun lobby, the President made it perfectly clear that he is in agreement with our major policy goals, including strong universal background checks, extreme risk protection laws, federal funding for the CDC to study gun violence, and even a possible assault weapon ban - positions that are overwhelmingly supported by the American people.
"There is legislation ready and waiting on every one of these priorities for Congress to vote on as soon as possible.
"We look forward to working with President Trump in the immediate future on making these life-saving reforms a reality.
"Now, the spotlight is on Congress to decide to do what the American people want and need to keep our nation safe."
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.