One month ago, 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook
Elementary School lost their lives in a senseless act of violence that never
should have happened.
Following the tragedy in Newtown, the Brady Campaign was
asked to supply the White House with recommendations for serious, game-changing
legislation to reduce gun injuries and deaths. We submitted this
information to Vice President Biden's task force on January 11,
outlining a comprehensive approach on the issue.
Today — after weeks
of discussion with stakeholders from all sides — President Obama announced a
roadmap for progress on preventing gun violence.
I am pleased to see many of our proposed solutions reflected
in today's announcement by the President. But make no mistake... This is
only the first step toward making America a safer, more secure nation.
Those who oppose common-sense measures to prevent gun
violence are counting on fear, disinformation campaigns, and political gridlock
That's why it's so
important for you to stay engaged on this issue.
In the coming weeks, the Brady Campaign will be working with
President Obama and members of Congress to ensure all Americans — not
just supporters of the gun lobby — have a voice in our ongoing national
conversation about gun violence.
To ensure the breadth and diversity needed in this
discussion, we are already planning our next special briefing call for Brady
Last week, thousands of fellow Americans joined us via phone
to begin a national conversation about public safety measures like
universal background checks. At the end
of the call, we promised to share answers to the top three questions submitted
Those Q&A details
are now available on the Brady Campaign website here, along with a recording of our conversation.
On behalf of the Brady Campaign and our supporters, I'm so
grateful to all those who have stepped up and put partisanship aside so we can
make real progress on meaningful, common-sense reforms. Our President, Vice President, and many other
elected officials have shown tremendous leadership on this issue.
I'm also deeply grateful for your generosity and support of the Brady Campaign at this
There is much to do in the days ahead. But I believe — as you do — that America is
ready to do better.
Dan Gross, President
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
P.S. In the coming weeks, we'll invite supporters to
continue our national conversation about preventing gun violence — this time in
"Town Hall" format. Watch for
our Save-the-Date e-mail, and please join us via phone so you can
add your voice to the discussion.