Tonight, after years of elected officials who refused to even debate common sense legislative measures to reduce gun violence, Americans from coast to coast are celebrating the election of a new Congress that will put gun safety at the top of the agenda, with a majority that continues to grow.
With less than six weeks until Americans take to the polls for the midterm elections, a new poll in battleground districts across the country shows that voters, including firearm owners, are firmly on the side of candidates and policies that will prevent gun violence. The poll, commissioned by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Federation of Teachers, found that a vast majority of respondents, even in districts that voted for Donald Trump in 2016, support common-sense policies like universal background checks and providing federal funding to school mental health programs over arming teachers.
Honor with action. It’s a term we use a great deal in the world of gun violence prevention because it really is why we do what we do. We can’t bring back the thousands of lives lost, but we can work like hell to make sure it stops happening.
Ah...the holiday season! Our thoughts turn to celebration with family, the anticipation (or dread!) of snow, cheesy holiday movies and counting our blessings. It’s also the time of year which many of us set aside for charitable giving.
Twenty-five years ago today, the modern gun background check system was created. Named for Jim Brady, who almost died in an assassination attempt on then President Reagan, the Brady Law may soon expand to include almost all gun sales.
This Friday, November 30th marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of President Clinton signing the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act into law. This historic law -- the Brady Law -- has prevented more than 3 million gun sales to domestic abusers, felons, fugitives and other dangerous people for whom it is illegal to purchase or possess guns. Over 300 million Brady background checks were processed from 1994 through 2018, and countless lives have been saved as a result.
A little over one year after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, survivors and victims’ families continue to wait on the Trump Administration to announce a final ruling banning bump stocks and similar accessories, the device used by the Las Vegas shooter to effectively turn his semi-automatic rifles into automatic ones.