BID on your chance to meet Megan Mullally backstage after a Broadway performance! #BidForBrady http://t.co/nFkwZ8R7wO
Wow. Interesting piece on how lax gun laws and bad-apple gun dealers are helping fuel violence in Latin America. http://t.co/j0pbsA6WSG
Great editorial on the importance of including suicide in the conversations about gun safety. http://t.co/ZJCBzfBpUN
We're happy to see California step up and make new handguns sold in the state safer! http://t.co/VB0RRx2SN1
Another tragic weekend in Chicago, that once again illustrates the need for commonsense regulations across the board. http://t.co/lvR2Cq6D7x
Join Sandy and Lonnie as they say #NotOneMore! Text Not One More to 877-877! http://t.co/HpBdqe7DmR
It is disgusting that the corporate gun lobby thinks keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers is a bad thing http://t.co/uRLUU2sRSC
We are honored to work with @MamaRedfield and @PapaRedfield every day. They are inspirations to us all. http://t.co/5lFW7lIbeE
Great look at gun violence in the US from @RawStory --Can anything slow down America’s epidemic of gun violence? http://t.co/gL7xkGdlx3
Us too! RT @CSGV: .@bradybuzz: We look forward to the day where #Congress does the right thing and protects its citizens

About Brady

Of the 30,000 people who die in this country each year, how many could be saved? Brady’s strategic approach of legal action against bad apple gun dealers, extending background checks and changing social norms around guns seeks to change this tragic reality. 

Watch the presentation and see how Brady’s unique approach to gun violence will reduce gun deaths in America.

The Brady Campaign works to create a safer America for all of us by leading on policy and programs that aim to dramatically reduce the number of gun deaths and injuries.

The Voice of the American Public

We believe the passionate and sustained voice of the American public is essential to creating meaningful change in these areas.  Our goal is to bring that voice to bear in order to make this the better, safer nation we all want and deserve.

A Comprehensive Approach

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence believes in a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence in our nation, including:

  1.  policy to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people, 

  2. legal action within the courts to reform dangerous gun industry practices, defend sensible gun laws and challenge laws that contribute to gun violence, and

  3. public health and safety programs to inspire safer attitudes and behaviors around the 300 million guns in our homes and communities.

The Role of Policy

The Brady Campaign supports a policy platform that addresses the problem of gun violence and is driven by the opportunity to save the most lives. Every death is a tragedy, whether in a mass shooting that horrifies our entire nation, or one of the 32 gun murders or 90 gun deaths in our communities and homes every day. We applaud the Obama Administration, members of Congress, and others at the federal and state level who are leading a policy conversation based on our common goals and values, avoiding the usual, divisive political debate. Policies such as “universal background checks” on all gun sales would keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill and other illegal purchasers without impacting anyone else’s Second Amendment right to own guns. Background checks are supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans, including gun owners, and they make us all safer. 

The Legal Action Project

The Brady Center's Legal Action Project utilizes the courts as part of Brady's holistic approach to reducing the most number of gun deaths possible in this country. The only law group in the country that takes on the gun lobby and gun industry in the courts, the Legal Action Project defends sensible gun laws that are proven to reduce gun violence.  We also fight laws that make our country less safe and contribute to greater gun violence in our communities. For example, we successfully sued to stop a law in Florida that would restrict health care providers, including pediatricians, from warning patients about the risks posed by firearms in the home or offering advice on gun safety. We also work to reform dangerous gun industry practices that cause gun deaths by bringing lawsuits on behalf of victims to hold irresponsible gun dealers and manufacturers accountable in the courts. In 2013, we won landmark victories against the corporate gun lobby across the country, including in Alaska, Colorado, Kansas, and New York, helping to make this the better, safer nation we all want and deserve. For more information visit the Legal Action Project section on this site.

The Role of Public Health and Safety Programs

As Americans, we must address how we think about guns in our communities and in our homes. Public education campaigns are critical to inspiring law-abiding individuals to make safer choices around gun ownership and access. Brady’s “ASK”, "SPEAK UP" and “Suicide Proof Your Home” campaigns are evidence that we can have a significant, quantifiable impact on public attitudes and behaviors by educating the public about the relative risks and benefits of gun ownership in an honest and credible way. Other public health and safety issues, such as drinking and driving, and smoking, also show how public health and safety campaigns and insights have had a significant impact on positively changing social norms around dangerous and risky behavior. One key opportunity is in the area of mental health, educating clinicians and parents or spouses of individuals with specific mental illnesses about the dangers associated with access to guns in the home. For more information visit the Public Health and Safety section.