Annual Report | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Annual Report

Our goal is bold: to cut the number of U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025.

And through three innovative and impact-driven campaigns, we are succeeding.

Remembering James & Sarah Brady

Our "Finish the Job" campaign is working to close the loopholes in our laws which account for 40% of gun sales. Expanding Brady background checks will keep guns out of the hands of people we all agree shouldn't have them – violent felons, domestic abusers, fugitives, and dangerously mentally ill people. Brady background checks have already blocked more than 3 million gun sales to prohibited purchasers, and we know they're an effective way to make our communities safer.

We're also taking the fight to the streets and to the courts, holding the "bad apple" gun dealers accountable who sell 9 out of every 10 crime guns recovered and traced—and we're winning. Our Legal Action Project has more than three decades of success in the courts, including some major victories in the last two years.

Brady is also debunking the gun lobby lie that a gun in the home makes you safer, leading a new national conversation about the risks of suicides, homicides and unintentional shootings when guns are kept in the home. Educating America about these risks starts by talking about guns.