June 21 is ASK Day, a campaign organized by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics — and supported by APHA — with a simple idea to keep children safe.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the NRA fails to mention any of the peer-reviewed, empirical research—including my own—that demonstrates again and again the ineffectiveness of child-focused gun safety programs.
The ASK Campaign has successfully inspired 19 million households to ask if there are guns where their children play.
Oregon is our latest success against the corporate gun lobby. Governor Kate Brown’s signing of legislation expanding Brady background checks to all gun sales makes Oregon the sixth state in the last two years to do so.
Exactly 15 years ago, I was part of a 60-member St. Louis delegation sponsored by Temple Israel that attended the historic Million Mom March in Washington on Mother’s Day. We were all ages, from grade-schoolers to retirees.
Sarah is deeply missed by friends, family, and all of us in the Million Mom March chapters. I was fortunate enough to have worked alongside, and to have loved, Sarah Brady.
A horrible tragedy occurred this week in a Paco County, Florida home: a 12-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, shot his 16-year-old brother, and then shot and killed himself.