Once again, our nation is reeling from another mass shooting, the deadliest mass shooting in our history. While we again mourn for the victims, the injured, and their families, and lament the senseless loss of life, we cannot let this become commonplace. We must stand up against the well-funded influence of the gun lobby and make our voices heard to the members of congress that represent us. This is a democracy and our voices matter.
There are actions you can take now that can help put an end to the madness. Here is what we need you to do:
Brady Campaign co-president Kris Brown issued the following statement after House Republicans moved H.R. 3668: the SHARE Act out of committee. The package has several bad gun safety provisions including the so-called Hearing Protection Act to roll back existing ATF regulations that have effectively kept silencers out of dangerous and prohibited hands for more than 80 years.
The demographics of suicide-related gun violence overall skew heavily toward white men, who make up 79 percent of all firearm suicide victims and about 60 percent of total gun deaths in the U.S., according to an updated report from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
On September 6, 2017, The Board of Trustees announced it had appointed Kristin Brown and Avery Gardiner, Co-Presidents of the Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence. This leadership change underscores the urgency of the organization's mission to cut gun deaths in half by 2025. Already members of the Brady executive team, Brown and Gardiner bring extensive strategic and legal expertise to dynamically lead Brady and its campaigns.