Barely able to contain his glee at last night’s results, Danny Gross wasted no time in throwing down the Brady Campaign marker and letting it be known they’re ready to help a president no longer accountable to voters “make this the safer nation we all want and deserve.” Here’s the press release:
Washington, D.C. – Brady Campaign President Dan Gross today released the following statement in response to the re-election of President Barack Obama:
“The Brady Campaign warmly congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election victory . . .
Following the massacre at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater, we began leading a national conversation about solutions to gun violence. Hundreds of thousands of Americans, from across the political spectrum, have joined the conversation about guns by signing petitions to both presidential candidates asking for their plans to do something about this critical issue of national safety.
Prompted by a question from New Yorker Nina Gonzalez during the second presidential debate, President Obama discussed solutions such as banning assault weapons and background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill — solutions that he underscored are consistent with his administration’s belief in the Second Amendment right to own guns.
We were heartened by the President’s response and stand ready to work with President Obama and leaders of both political parties in Congress to adopt and implement effective policies to reduce gun violence.
Numerous polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans, including gun owners and NRA members, support sensible policies, like criminal background checks, that will save lives. The American public knows that we are better than a nation where mass shootings, like the one in Aurora, happen with such alarming frequency, and nothing is done about 32 more gun murders every day.
We are better than this and we look forward to working with President Obama and the new Congress to make this the safer nation we all want and deserve.