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For Immediate Release

Brady Campaign Statement on Romney's Appearance at NRA Convention

Statement of Brady Campaign President Dan Gross on GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney's appearance at the NRA convention:


"Mitt Romney has already established a clear reputation for flip-flopping and pandering to win votes, and that is just what he is doing by speaking at the NRA convention. This time he is going too far. He is proudly aligning himself with a lobby that is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans every year, a lobby that uses a mentality of fear and paranoia, tinged with just the right amount of racism, to promote its sole agenda of selling more guns, with no concern for who buys those or how they are used. As the nation focuses on the arrest of George Zimmerman, Mitt Romney is pandering to the very people who put the gun in his hands. I'm sure Romney will have a lot of very "American" things to say about supporting the Constitution and the right to bear arms and our founding fathers. None of those things have anything to do with what the gun lobby does. In fact, I could not think of anything less "American" than appearing at the convention of a lobby that is responsible for killing so many of our citizens."

Brady United formerly known as The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and its legislative and grassroots affiliate, the Brady Campaign and its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, is the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence. We are devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.