View Full Version : Statement Of Paul Helmke On Confirmation Of Eric Holder As Attorney General

02-05-2009, 5:00 PM
For immediate release (http://www.bradycampaign.org/media/release.php?release=1104)

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(202) 898-0792 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Washington, DC In response to the confirmation of Eric H. Holder, Jr., as Attorney General of the United States by the U.S. Senate, Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement:

"Eric Holder has been a long-time supporter of strong Brady criminal background checks to stop prohibited purchasers from buying guns, as well as other common sense gun measures to keep dangerous weapons from dangerous people. As Deputy Attorney General, he worked on many proposals to help protect our families and communities from gun criminals, using a coordinated approach that included both prevention and enforcement. America is fortunate now to have him as chief law enforcement officer.

"Though his nomination was strongly opposed by the gun lobby, I am gratified that the Senate agreed with the judgment of law enforcement, the civil rights community and gun violence prevention organizations and confirmed Mr. Holder by an overwhelming margin."

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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.

For continuing insight and comment on the gun issue, read Paul Helmke's blog at www.bradycampaign.org/blog/. Visit the Brady Campaign website at www.bradycampaign.org.

Looks like they got exactly what and who they wanted. Elections have consequences.