Washington, D.C., June 27, 2018 – In a decision that will resonate throughout America for decades to come, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the country’s high court. The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which has been the country’s staunchest defender of common sense gun laws for decades, vowed to continue its efforts to uphold gun safety legislation in the courts in the years ahead.
Brady Campaign and Center co-presidents Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner stated:
“First and foremost, we thank Justice Kennedy for his 30 years of service on the Supreme Court, making him the 14th-longest tenured Justice in U.S. history. We wish him well in his retirement.
“President Trump has made no secret of his desires to reshape the Supreme Court to be hostile to common sense gun laws. Indeed, the NRA and the gun lobby are already celebrating today’s announcement. We will see what the coming weeks hold and who is appointed to the nation’s highest court, but rest assured - we will continue the fight to protect Americans’ right to be safe from gun violence. Brady has been fighting in the courts for 30 years, and we aren’t going anywhere. We’re up to the challenge.”
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.