Brady Campaign Says Passage of Ensign Amendment Dangerous

| by Brady Campaign
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement:

“Today, a majority of United States Senators voted to take away the right of District of Columbia residents to enact necessary, common sense gun laws to protect their community, even while they approved District voting representation in Congress.

“If the Ensign Amendment to the D.C. Voting Rights bill becomes law, it will undermine public safety and make our Nation’s Capital less safe.

“Instead of allowing the gun lobby to weaken gun laws in our Nation’s Capital, Congress should be strengthening our woefully inadequate Federal gun laws by requiring Brady background checks for all gun sales, including at gun shows; closing the gap that gives known or suspected terrorists an opening to buy guns; and giving law enforcement more tools to fight illegal gun trafficking.”

Read the NRA's Response, "NRA Applauds Senate Vote to Uphold Gun Rights in D.C."