|For Immediate Release:
Washington, D.C. – Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement concerning the “NICS (National Instant Check System) Improvement Amendments Act of 2007”:
“President Bush did the right thing by signing this bill, which strengthens our gun laws and makes it harder for dangerous people to arm themselves. This will help make our nation safer.
“The Virginia Tech killer was able to arm himself because the court order that should have blocked his gun purchases was not entered in the Brady background check system. This new law will help ensure that records like that don’t fall through the cracks.”
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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.