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Americans for Gun Safety (AGS) and the AGS Foundation (AGSF) have been folded into Third Way, an organization founded and operated by the former AGS and AGSF management team.

For Third Way’s latest gun safety policy and message guidance, please visit our gun issues page. There you can also find reports produced by AGS in a special sub-category.

For current gun safety data and other information, we recommend the American Hunters and Shooters Association, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Press inquiries:
Matt Bennett, Vice President for Public Affairs
202.775.3768 x212
mbennett@thirdway.org

Press Release

01/22/09

Third Way Lauds President Obama’s Signing of Executive Orders Banning Torture

Third Way President Jonathan Cowan’s Statement on President Obama’s Executive Ban on Torture

“Today, President Obama took a monumental step toward setting America back on track and restoring our place in the world. By renouncing the use of torture and reaffirming our nation’s commitment to human rights, the President has realigned national policy with American values and refocused our attention on the real threats we face. In rejecting the Bush administration’s torture policies, President Obama has responded quickly and properly to the growing chorus of military leaders, interrogation experts, human rights advocates, and people of faith who have long been calling for a return to a tough, smart, and practical approach that reflects our values and keeps our nation safe.”

Additional endorsements:

Evangelicals for Human Rights

Campaign to Ban Torture

National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Rabbis for Human Rights—North America

Contact: Matt Bennett (202) 775-3768 x212


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