Brady Condemns RFK Jr.’s Attempts at Ballot Access, Flirtation with Mass Shooting Conspiracies

The announcement was featured in reporting from The New York Times.

WASHINGTON – Today, Brady: United Against Gun Violence and Brady PAC condemned attempts at ballot access by RFK, Jr., who has opposed common sense gun safety measures, flirted with alleged mass shooting conspiracy theorist Aaron Rodgers as his running mate, falsely blamed gun violence on antidepressants, and could very well siphon voters from gun violence prevention champion President Biden

“RFK Jr. is a pro-gun extremist with no viable path to the Presidency – and his presence on the ballot will serve to prevent critical progress in the movement against gun violence, among other risks to public health,” said Kris Brown, President of Brady and Founder of Brady PAC. “This is a man who aligns with mass shooting conspiracists and downplays the reality of gun violence in this country, even as more than 100 Americans die each day from guns. He cannot be empowered to undermine the historic progress that Joe Biden continues to make in addressing gun violence throughout this country.”

“As a father who lost his daughter in a mass shooting, I am disgusted by RFK Jr.’s elevation of mass shooting conspiracists and his undermining the urgency and importance of addressing the public health crisis that is gun violence,” said Fred Guttenberg, Senior Advisor to Brady and Brady PAC. “My daughter is dead because of this uniquely American epidemic – and she deserves better than a fringe candidate spreading lies and conspiracies about the reality of gun violence. RFK Jr. has no place in the White House and no place on our ballot.”

Brady and Brady PAC have endorsed President Biden and Vice President Harris for re-election in 2024. The Biden administration has done more to prevent gun violence and save lives than any other administration, including: passing the first bipartisan gun reform law in two generations, nominating the first Senate-confirmed ATF head in nearly a decade, cracking down on ghost guns, making historic investments in community violence intervention, and establishing the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention.