Mazi Pilip Stands with the NRA, Not New Yorkers

WASHINGTON – Brady PAC released the following statement after the NY-03 Special Election debate last evening:

“Mazi Pilip is a NRA parrot who couldn’t commit last night to a single policy that would actually make communities safer. She declined to answer a question about opposing AR-15-style assault weapons, and has yet to take any position on universal background checks or safe storage of firearms because she knows she’s out of step with what New Yorkers actually want. Pilip is too dangerous to serve in Congress. New Yorkers who care about keeping their families and communities safe from gun violence have a clear choice in this election: the proven gun safety candidate, Tom Suozzi.” said Brady PAC executive director Ashley Lantz.

Brady PAC, the political arm of Brady, was created in 2018 to counter the gun industry lobby’s dark money Super PACs. Brady PAC endorses gun violence prevention champions who support common-sense gun safety policies, including universal background checks, safe storage, and a ban on the manufacturing of new assault weapons.


Brady PAC is dedicated to a singular goal: creating a safer America by supporting and investing in candidates who are committed to enacting, improving, and defending Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) policies across the country. It upholds the policy ideals championed by its sister organization – one of the nation’s oldest GVP grassroots advocacy organizations.