Washington, D.C., January 9, 2020 - Today, Brady endorsed Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) in her bid for re-election in 2020.
Brady President Kris Brown stated:
“Rep. Carolyn Maloney is a stalwart champion of common-sense gun safety policies. From voting for the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 to introducing the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017, to championing universal background checks, the reauthorization of the assault weapons ban and the recently passed funding for gun violence research, Rep. Maloney has a proven track record supporting policies that make New York’s 12th District and all Americans safer. It’s why Brady is proud to once again endorse Rep. Maloney and why we must send her back to Congress in 2021.”
Congresswoman Maloney has advocated for and introduced common-sense gun violence prevention legislation since she arrived in Congress in 1993. Having voted for the historic Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 and the Assault Weapons Ban in 1994, Congresswoman Maloney has championed the gun violence prevention movement throughout her entire time in Congress. She has a proven record, having introduced legislation to strengthen the national instant criminal background check system, fund research into gun violence, and ban high-capacity magazines and bump stocks. The Joint Economic Committee, under the leadership of Congresswoman Maloney as Vice Chair, issued two reports in 2018 highlighting the epidemic of gun violence - one that provides a state-by-state analysis of the economic costs of gun violence and another that demonstrates the link between firearms access and suicide. Congresswoman Maloney understands the need to enact common-sense solutions to the gun violence epidemic to help keep New York’s 12th congressional district and the entire country safe.
Congresswoman Maloney shared:
"Gun violence is a national epidemic. It's in our schools, our homes, our streets, our movie theaters, our places of worship, our cars, and our shopping malls. Brady has been on the front lines of fighting gun violence for almost thirty years - and I cannot thank them enough for their endorsement, or their support for common-sense gun safety reforms. Their work is saving lives and I am proud to be a part of it."
“Rep. Maloney is a leader on gun safety in her committee, in her caucus, and in her community. It’s this steady leadership that’s sorely needed in Washington, and why we’re proud to endorse her for re-election in 2020.”
Given the urgent need for federal action to reform our nation’s gun laws and to reduce gun violence, Brady will continue to issue endorsements for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and state and local offices ahead of the 2020 elections.
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.