(From The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence)
The Brady Campaign is pleased to endorse Phil Murphy for New Jersey Governor. Brady Co-Presidents Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner had the following statement:
“The Brady Campaign is honored to endorse Phil Murphy as Governor of New Jersey. Phil is a staunch advocate for gun violence prevention and fighting for sensible, smart solutions that keep guns out of dangerous hands. Now more than ever, in the wake of our nation’s deadliest mass shooting last week in Las Vegas, we need strong leaders like Phil who will lead the way to a safer America, by enacting common sense gun laws, regulations and policies that protect citizens and law enforcement alike, and can be models for the nation.”
Kevin Quinn, Chairman of the Board of the Brady Campaign, offered his strong support to Murphy’s candidacy:
“I’m proud to stand with Phil in his bid for New Jersey Governor. Phil has been vocal in his support for stronger gun measures. He has pledged to sign every piece of gun violence prevention legislation vetoed by Governor Chris Christie and Lieutenant Governor Guadagno. In their travels throughout New Jersey and its communities, Phil and his wife Tammy have met with numerous New Jerseyans who have been injured or lost loved ones to the epidemic of gun violence. Their tragic stories have strengthened his resolve to lead an administration free from the gun lobby’s influence. I wholeheartedly endorse him as the next governor of this great state.”
The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. For more insight on gun violence prevention, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BradyBuzz.
About Us: The Brady Campaign and Center, united with the Million Mom March, is a national network of over 90 grassroots chapter affiliates mobilized to prevent gun violence at the community level. The network has played a vital role in expanding Brady background checks in the six states that have passed legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and produced the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history – The Million Mom March, Mother’s Day 2000.