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Brady Responds to Tragic School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

Students leaving the school shootings at Columbine and Parkland 18 years apart

Early reports indicate that the shooter exhibited increasingly violent behavior, and that his mother had even resorted to contacting law enforcement in the past to control him. In cases like this, a law known as an "Extreme Risk Protection Order" can empower those who are close to an individual in crisis to ask a judge to temporarily take away the person's guns.

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Brady Litigation Forces Release of Secret ATF Documents

Documents Show Undue Influence of Gun Lobby in Trump Administration

An ATF white paper authored on President Trump's first day in office was heavily influenced — and partially written — by the gun lobby. These previously secret documents reveal not only that the gun industry heavily influenced the content of the white paper, but also that its members helped draft the paper itself.

ATF memo authored in part by gun lobby

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Over 30 years ago, I started donating to the Brady. I needed to do something to stop innocent victims from being shot every year. I never thought that my life would be impacted by gun violence, but 17 years ago, my daughter, Laura, was killed in a mass shooting.

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The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence is horrified by the breaking news about a shooting at a Florida high school. As this story develops, we call upon law enforcement to find out how the shooter got his gun.

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Of the 33,000 people who die from gun violence in this country each year, how many could be saved?