WASHINGTON -- April 20 -- The House Judiciary Committee was expected to approve legislation today that grants unprecedented legal protection to every licensed seller of guns in the country. The action comes on the sixth anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.
The bill is H.R. 800.
"I don't think that approving legislation that takes away the rights of gun violence victims is the best way to mark the anniversary of what we went through six years ago," said Tom Mauser, the father of Daniel Mauser, who perished at Columbine.
"It's bad public policy, and the timing is exceptionally bad taste," said Michael Barnes, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
As the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, working with its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, 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.