FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2014
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National Brady Campaign Endorses Scott Peters for Congress
Record of leadership earns backing of nation's leading gun violence prevention organization
San Diego – The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced today its endorsement of Congressman Scott Peters for reelection in California's 52nd Congressional District.
"We are proud to endorse Congressman Scott Peters, who has immediately established himself as a leader in Congress on gun violence prevention,” said Dan Gross, President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “As a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, he is a co-sponsor of critical legislation like H.R. 1565, legislation that would expand Brady background checks to gun sales made online and at gun shows. Scott Peters has shown he can be counted on as an advocate for smart policy that respects basic rights while reducing the threat of gun violence in our communities."
"The tragic Newtown shooting occurred shortly after my election, and this past week, we were once again shaken by the horrific violence of the Isla Vista shooting spree. I urged a comprehensive, common-sense approach to reducing gun violence as one of my first acts in Congress, and I remain absolutely committed to achieving real reforms," said Rep. Peters.
"I'm proud to have the support of the Brady Campaign as we continue working in Congress to finish the job and expand Brady background checks to keep dangerous people like felons and domestic abusers away from guns. We need to do more to improve mental health awareness and treatment, and ensure that local law enforcement has the resources to keep our communities safe," he added.
The mission of the Brady organization is to create a safer America that will lead to a dramatic reduction in gun deaths and injuries.
Scott Peters is a freshman member of Congress, elected in 2012. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Scott Peters is the only candidate in the race with a demonstrated track record of working across party lines to get things done. In addition to public safety, Peters is endorsed by worker advocates, women’s rights groups, and national environmental organizations. He is also backed by some of San Diego’s most prominent Republican business leaders, including five former Chairmen of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.