To Help Keep Dangerous Guns Away from Dangerous People, Brady Campaign Endorses Dan Maffei for Congress
September 18, 2008
(Washington, D.C.) – The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, along with its New York Million Mom March Chapters, today endorsed Dan Maffei for New York’s 25th Congressional District.
As a former reporter, Dan Maffei has seen up close the devastation that gun violence can cause. His years of public service with the offices of Senator Moynihan and other longtime champions of gun violence prevention measures will help shape his efforts in the future.
“Dan Maffei will fight for common sense gun laws to reduce gun violence in America,” said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign. “He knows how to work in Congress, having served under such great public servants as Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Senator Bill Bradley. Like them, he knows we need to do more to keep our families safe.”
The Brady Campaign is urging candidates for public office to support specific steps to help make American communities safer, such as: Requiring Brady criminal background checks on all gun sales, including at gun shows;
Strengthening law enforcement’s efforts to disrupt the illegal gun market, by providing tools to crack down on corrupt gun dealers and stop the large-volume gun sales that supply gun traffickers; and,
Restricting civilian access to military-style assault weapons.
“We make it too easy for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons,” Helmke said. “There are only a few national gun control laws on the books, and even those have loopholes. This leads to senseless gun violence devastating the lives of tens of thousands. We know we will have a partner in Dan Maffei on fighting for sensible gun laws to protect you, your family and your community.”
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