- It’s really not possible to overstate the importance of this victory in Washington State. Voters in the Evergreen State overwhelmingly passed Initiative 594 to expand background checks to all gun sales, including online and at gun shows. With a decisive 60 percent of voters supporting I-594, it turns out that it’s a lot harder for the corporate gun lobby to bully voters than it is to bully politicians.
AB 1014 (Skinner) 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.
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.
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"Every decade there are more than a million victims of gun violence in America, but only a few take on the gun industry in court. Every case we bring is representative of the thousands that never get to court.” Jonathan Lowy
This film explains how Brady background checks work and the need to extend the checks to all gun purchases.