Everytown for Gun Safety Responds to News That Justice Anthony Kennedy Will Retire From the Supreme Court
NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today released the following statement in response to the news that Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire from the United States Supreme Court.
STATEMENT FROM ERIC TIRSCHWELL, LITIGATION DIRECTOR FOR EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“The Supreme Court has made it clear that reasonable gun laws are entirely consistent with the Second Amendment. We fully expect the gun lobby will push for a nominee inclined to restrict public officials’ ability to pass common-sense gun laws, but Americans will not stand idly by any attempt to use this nomination to undermine public safety.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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