Washington, D.C. - Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, released the following statement on the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court:
"Judge Sonia Sotomayor has sterling qualifications and a strong record of respecting judicial precedent. By confirming her today, the U.S. Senate refused to be intimidated by the National Rifle Association and instead did what's right for the country and the rule of law. In fact, 12 Senators rated 'A' by the NRA - eight of whom were endorsed by the NRA in their last campaigns - voted to confirm her.
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"Judge Sotomayor’s experience as a prosecutor enabled her to see first hand the devastating impact of gun violence on families and communities. The Brady Campaign was proud to endorse Judge Sotomayor and work hard for her confirmation. We look forward to her service on our nation's highest court."
As the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, with its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, works to enact and enforce sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies. The Brady Campaign is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.