Mismarketed firearm devices are favored by mass shooters
Washington, D.C., June 22, 2023 – Today, the U.S. Senate rejected a resolution to rescind a life-saving regulation on accessories erroneously marketed and sold as "stabilizing braces," deadly firearm modifiers commonly used by mass shooters to increase lethality. Brady, which helped drive 20,000 messages in support of the regulation, released the following statement:
Kris Brown, president of Brady, said:
“The sale of accessories marketed as ‘stabilizing braces’ has long put American lives at risk, as we’ve unfortunately seen in recent mass shootings. This new regulation will uphold a law that has been in place for nearly a century and prevent manufacturers from erroneously misbranding these accessories that are designed to turn pistols into short-barreled rifles, which are weapons of war.
“The rejection of this resolution is proof that common-sense gun violence prevention is a winning political issue and sound policy, and lawmakers are finally answering to the demands of the people, not the gun industry. Brady is proud of members of the Senate who chose to prioritize the safety of their constituents over gun industry profit.”
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.