The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today filed suit on behalf of the family of murdered Excel Industries employee Joshua Higbee against A Pawn Shop, located in Newton, Kansas. The lawsuit alleges that A Pawn Shop negligently sold firearms in a straw purchase, which were then used by a known convicted felon in a February 25, 2016 workplace shooting.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today called upon Congress to immediately pass legislation to make it significantly harder for deadly weapons to be used by dangerous people. One week after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Brady recommends comprehensive gun violence legislation around three critical legislative initiatives.
Today, the Brady Campaign and its co-presidents Avery Gardiner and Kris Brown stand with Parkland, Florida, in mourning the murders of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence is horrified by the breaking news about a shooting at a Florida high school. As this story develops, we call upon law enforcement to find out how the shooter got his gun.