Washington, D.C., September 9, 2020 - Today, the Brady Campaign endorsed Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) in his campaign for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown shared:
“Rep. Chris Smith has demonstrated throughout his time in Congress that he is unafraid to work across party lines to advance much needed gun violence prevention legislation. This is because Rep. Smith embodies Brady’s motto, ‘take action, not sides,’ and recognizes that keeping Americans safe from gun violence is not a partisan issue. He understands that common-sense gun violence prevention laws do not infringe upon the Second Amendment. It is why he voted for the original Brady Bill and voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, in the 116th Congress. Rep. Smith is a consistent champion for the policies that keep all Americans and New Jersians safe. Brady is grateful to work with Rep. Smith on strengthening our nation’s gun violence prevention laws to save lives. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Chris Smith in his campaign for re-election.”
Rep. Chris Smith shared:
"Jim Brady, the former press secretary who was permanently disabled and ultimately died from a gunshot wound sustained during the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, suffered greatly, as have many other Americans, when a gun falls into the wrong hands.
Today, more than 25 years after the enactment of the law that bears his name, 300 million Brady background checks have blocked 3 million purchases to dangerous individuals.
I support the Second Amendment. Background checks don’t erode Second Amendment rights but do help ensure that firearms are procured, owned and used by responsible, law abiding citizens while protecting all of us from gun violence."
During his time in Congress, Rep. Chris Smith has shown that he understands the need to prevent gun violence in our country. He has acted to pass common-sense policies that have made all Americans safer. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Chris Smith for re-election.
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.