On October 16, 2017 the Brady Center sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The lawsuit was filed to require ATF to comply with two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by the Brady Center.
Following the deadliest mass shooting in American history that took place in Las Vegas at the 91 Harvest Festival, the Brady Center and Las Vegas law firm Eglet Prince filed a suit against Slide Fire Solutions, LP and other sellers, manufacturers, and marketers of bump stock devices. The lawsuit is on behalf of festival goers who suffered emotional distress as a result of the shooting and asks the defendants to pay for the costs associated with counseling and other treatment. Punitive damages are also asked for since the bump stock, evading federal law, turned a semi-automatic gun into the functional equivalent of a machine gun.
Today's school shooting, the third in the past two days, is one of the most terrifying aspects of America's gun violence epidemic. In 2017, 132 people were killed or injured in school and university shootings, yet Congress and the president have made it even easier for dangerous people to buy guns. In the aftermath of today's tragedy, which left two children dead and 17 injured, Representative James Comer was quick to respond with thoughts and prayers.
Вашингтон, Округ Колумбия, 19 января 2018 года. Движение Брейди выпустило приведенное ниже заявление, касающееся пожертвований, происходящих из России, в пользу Национальной Оружейной Ассоциации в 2016 году.
Over 30 years ago, I started donating to the Brady. I needed to do something to stop innocent victims from being shot every year. I never thought that my life would be impacted by gun violence, but 17 years ago, my daughter, Laura, was killed in a mass shooting.
Five years ago, 20 children and 6 educators lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Help us to honor their lives with action to avoid tragedies like this in the future. Please call your Senator and urge them to co-sponsor S. 2009 - a bill to expand background checks to all gun sales.
As mourners gather today for a national vigil remembering the victims of gun violence, the U.S. House of Representatives passed NRA-backed legislation making it easier for felons, domestic abusers, and untrained citizens to carry loaded, hidden guns anywhere in the nation.
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee voted to send a dangerous bill on guns, known as concealed carry reciprocity, to the House floor, where it could be voted on at any time. The Committee's vote was on party lines. In finalizing the bill, the Committee rejected proposed amendments which included measures to establish a minimum age to carry concealed guns, protect state laws that prohibit carrying concealed guns in bars, and require background checks for all gun sales.