Eight people were killed, including six children in the shooting in Bell, FL on Sept. 18th. This mass murder involves more children killed by gunfire than the July 9th shooting in Spring, TX and is the largest killing of children by a single shooter since the Newtown, CT massacre. Read more.
AB 1014 advances the Brady Campaign’s core mission of reducing firearm injury and death by keeping firearms out of dangerous hands. The law establishes a process for law enforcement or immediate family members to obtain a Gun Violence Restraining Order from a court in order to temporarily limit an individual’s access to firearms when there are warning signs or indications that the person is at risk for violence. The court order would prohibit the purchase or possession of firearms while the order is in effect.
Jim Brady turned tragedy into action when he dedicated his life to preventing the kind of senseless gun violence he survived. Jim and Sarah, his wife, were tenacious and fearless in their fight to prevent dangerous people from having easy access to guns. Thanks to Jim and Sarah's hard work, an estimated 2 million gun sales to criminals, domestic abusers and other dangerous people have been blocked. As a result, countless lives have been saved.
In 2009, former police officer Bruce Abramski purchased a Glock handgun for his uncle using a law enforcement discount at a Virginia gun dealer. When authorities learned of the transaction, they charged Abramski with straw purchasing, on the grounds that he had lied on the federal firearm purchase form on a question asking whether he was the actual buyer of the gun.
Updates from Brady
Here is a statistic that surprises many people. Most gun deaths in the country, 19,990 - more than 60%, are suicides. If we want to reduce deaths caused by guns, we need to put as much focus on the preventing gun suicides as we do on gun homicides.
This film explains how Brady background checks work and the need to extend the checks to all gun purchases.