NBC (WWLP) – Members of congress and relatives of gun violence victims gathered in Washington today to mark the 20th anniversary of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, and to push for stronger background checks.
Gun control advocates praised the Brady Law for stopping guns from getting into the hands of felons and domestic abusers.
Sarah Brady talked about how hard she and her supporters worked 20 years ago and how they remain committed to passing stricter background checks.
“But I want to encourage everybody, that just because there’s public outcry doesn’t mean we’re going to get a bill passed. It takes work and it takes time, and it takes persistence.”
The President for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said because of the Brady law, background checks have blocked more than two million gun purchases by prohibited persons.