June 15, 1999


“We have stopped over 400,000 dangerous gun sales since 1994 because Congress listened not to the NRA, but to the American people, and passed the Brady bill. This week, Congress has another choice: to strengthen the Brady bill or weaken it.”

President Bill Clinton
June 15, 1999

Today, at the White House, President Clinton announced the findings of a Justice Department report showing that the Brady Law has blocked over 400,000 illegal gun sales since taking effect in 1994. The President challenged the House of Representatives to pass legislation that requires Brady background checks at all gun shows and flea markets; raises the age of handgun ownership from 18 to 21; and includes other common-sense measures already passed by the Senate that will help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and children.

The Success of the Brady Law. President Clinton today released the findings of a study showing that, in less than 5 years, the Brady Law has blocked 400,000 prohibited gun purchasers from buying guns. Two-thirds of these potential purchasers had a previous felony conviction or current felony indictment.

Urging Congress to Strengthen the Brady Law. The President called on House Members to put the interests of the American people over those of the gun lobby and pass effective gun legislation that will:

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