About CA Chapters - A message from our State President
California Brady Campaign Chapters educate and mobilize their communities to advocate for sensible responsible gun laws, regulations, and public policies at the local, state, and national levels.
We invite you to join us. You may want to become a member of a local Chapter, form a Chapter in your own community, be part of our email information network, or make a donation to the Brady Campaign. Whatever contribution you wish to make, your participation is welcome. Please contact us. We will direct you to members of our organization working in your own area.
Together, let's make the coming years a time when gun violence decreases dramatically and our communities in California become healthier and safer.
You may also click here to view a video brochure of stories that honor loved ones killed by gun violence. Or click here to download a .pdf brochure of stories, funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF). Created in 1992 as a private, independent foundation, TCWF's mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.
President, California Brady Campaign Chapters
Bills We're Supporting This Legislative Session
- PRIORITY BILL: AB 785 (Jones-Sawyer) - The Disarm Hate Act adds a 10-year firearm prohibition to a misdemeanor hate crime conviction. See our fact sheet for more information.
- AB 7 (Gipson) - Allows counties to prohibit the open carry of unloaded long guns in designated public unincorporated areas.
- AB 736 (Gipson) - Establishes incremental fees and penalties for firearm dealer violations to enable better enforcement of dealer requirements.
- AB 1525 (Baker) - Updates warnings on packaging, instructional manuals, pamphlets, and signs posted at firearm dealers to alert gun buyers of California's strict gun laws and promote compliance.
- SB 22 (Hill) - Requires all law enforcement agencies to track and account for their firearms, including those possessed, transferred, destroyed, lost or stolen.
- SB 497 (Portantino) - Limits the purchase of long guns (rifles, shotguns and lower receivers) to one gun per person within a 30-day period in order to curb the trafficking of long guns purchased in bulk.
- SB 536 (Pan) - Makes Gun Violence Restraining Order records available to qualified researchers while protecting the privacy of the petitioner and subject of the order.
Governor Brown signed into law two bills that will help keep guns out of dangerous hands. The 28 California Brady Campaign Chapters worked tirelessly all year to see these bills through the California Legislature and get them to the Governor's desk.… READ MORE
With bipartisan support, the California State Assembly passed SB 536, a firearm violence research bill. Senator Richard Pan's (D-Sacramento) bill will make information related to Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs) available to researchers affiliated with the newly established University of California Firearm Violence Research Center or other nonprofit educational institutions or public agencies focused on the study and prevention of violence.… READ MORE
Within his first 100 Days in office, Donald Trump's Administration took several steps to attempt to rollback and undermine the Brady background check system to include his Justice Department allowing people with outstanding arrest warrants to buy guns.… READ MORE
Just hours after news broke of a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia, shots were fired in a UPS building in San Francisco, CA. Multiple people have been confirmed dead and injured… READ MORE
SACRAMETNO, Calif. May 30, 2017 – Today, the California Senate passed SB 497 by Senator Anthony Portantino (D, La Canada Flintridge) to limit the number of new rifles and shotguns an individual can purchase in California to one long gun per month… READ MORE
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. May 10, 2017 – Longtime Orange County residents and leaders of the O.C. Brady Campaign chapter, Mary Leigh & Charlie Blek, were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Gun Violence Prevention Summit in Washington… READ MORE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. May 4, 2017 – Today with bipartisan support, the California Assembly passed The Disarm Hate Act, to keep guns out of the hands of people convicted of hate crimes… READ MORE
After months of lobbying and advocacy work, Brady Campaign gets eight strong gun violence prevention bills signed into law… READ MORE
SACRAMENTO - President of the 28 California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Peggy McCrum, issued the following statement endorsing Proposition 63, the Safety for All initiative… READ MORE
California has enacted the strongest firearm laws in the nation and consistently ranks #1 on the Brady Campaign’s annual state scorecard… READ MORE
Peggy McCrum, President of the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement on the San Bernardino mass shooting… READ MORE
Washington - During the organization’s annual National Summit, Brady Campaign President Dan Gross recognized Nevada County activists Nick and Amanda Wilcox for their decade of tireless work fighting gun violence in California… READ MORE
California’s learning institutions are markedly safer as Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 707 in to law on October 10, 2015. The new law, carried by Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis), will help keep concealed, loaded guns off of California university campuses and K-12 school grounds… READ MORE
CA Brady Campaign Applauds CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for Bold Firearms Safe Storage Letter
SACRAMENTO -- On May 13, 2015, California Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) Tom Torlakson sent a letter to all California school districts, charter schools, and private school coordinators urging the administrators to embark on an education campaign for the safe storage of any firearm(s) in the home… READ MORE
Longtime gun violence prevention advocate and local chapter leader Peggy McCrum, of Long Beach, has been elected the new President of the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence… READ MORE
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its 25 California Chapters honored Assembly Member Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) with its “Excellence in Leadership” award… READ MORE
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the “Gun Violence Restraining Order (AB 1014)” authored by Assembly Member Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) that will allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to remove firearms from someone temporarily if they believe there is a possible risk of injury or death… READ MORE
After years of countless delays, the cutting-edge ‘Microstamping’ law in California has recently gone into effect… READ MORE
In 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported that 18 military veterans die by suicide every day. More veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have died by their own hand than died from enemy fire… READ MORE