Anyone who has ever met Congresswoman Corrine Brown immediately realizes one thing about her. She’s a born fighter. She will not hesitate to stand up and fight for what’s right.
Back in 2012 when Trayvon Martin, an innocent African-American teenager was needlessly gunned down by a Sanford resident, Congresswoman Brown was one of the first officials to demand a full investigation and prosecution of the gunman.
Months after the Trayvon Martin slaying, Congresswoman Brown again demanded prosecution of a motorist who shot and killed Jordan Davis, another African-American teenager.
In addition, Congresswoman Brown continues to campaign for Florida to get rid of the “stand-your-ground” law that untrained civilians have used as an excuse to shoot first and ask questions later.
This summer when a deranged gunman massacred 49 people in an Orlando gay nightclub Congresswoman Brown rushed to Orlando (part of the district she currently represents) to assist local and state officials.
After Congresswoman Brown learned that the man responsible for the massacre had previously been investigated by federal officials, she demanded that people suspected of terrorism be prevented from buying firearms -- especially rifles originally designed for the battlefield.
When Republicans refused to address the firearms issue, Congresswoman Brown was among the Democrats who took over the House of Representatives Chamber for more than 24 hours to demand a vote on firearms.
“We have a problem in this country with domestic terrorism,” Congresswoman Brown said. “We (the Congress) need to do more than have one moment of silent prayer.”