FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, 11 October 2013

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Courage Campaign Blasts Gov. Brown For Vetoing Gun Safety Legislation

Statement by Paul Song, executive chairman of CourageCampaign.org, in reaction to Governor Brown vetoing a series of gun safety measures proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook and Santa Monica school shootings:

“Today, in vetoing a series of gun safety measures, Governor Brown choose to put craven political considerations above the safety and well-being of California’s more than 38 million residents.

Governor Brown, a former Mayor of Oakland, knows first hand the dangers of gun violence and the need for strong laws to protect California’s residents, which makes his actions all the more inexcusable. With over 1,143 Californians dead from gun violence since the Newtown massacre, next time there is a murder with an assault weapon, the Governor will have blood on his hands and have to answer for his vetoes today. This is the kind of cowardly behavior we expect from out NRA-owned elected officials in Washington, not from a California democrat who should know better.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/10/jerry-brown-signs-lead-ammo-ban-vetoes-bill-to-ban-semi-automatic-rifles.html

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