February 25, 2022 


Adam Peck, West End Strategy Team, 202-531-6408

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Welcomes Historic Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON — The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence today welcomed President Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

In response to the nomination, Josh Horwitz, Executive Director of EFSGV said:

“We celebrate Judge Jackson’s historic nomination. Judge Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice and only the third Black justice in the court’s history. Gun violence in the United States has a dramatically disproportionate impact on Black Americans.

“As a Supreme Court justice, Judge Jackson would decide cases of monumental importance to the safety and well-being of all Americans. Right now, the Supreme Court is considering multiple cases involving the Second Amendment, and is weighing whether to roll back basic protections that reduce gun violence. Judge Jackson’s broad and accomplished legal background will make her a welcome addition to the Court as it considers Second Amendment jurisprudence and other important issues.

“We know that President Biden shares our values of making gun violence rare and abnormal and we look forward to hearing more from the nominee on this important topic.”

About the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV) develops and advocates for evidence-based solutions to reduce gun injury and death in all its forms. EFSGV uses a public health and equity lens to identify and implement evidence-based policy solutions and programs to reduce gun violence in all its forms and to make gun violence rare and abnormal. EFSGV is the gun violence prevention movement’s premier research intermediary and founder of the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy, a group of academics and practitioners who collaborate to develop innovative recommendations for policymakers.