There are a couple things that differentiate Brady and make us particularly effective.
Like other very worthy gun violence prevention organizations, we focus on policy advocacy at the state and federal levels. But we've also found important ways to drive gun violence prevention forward in an environment that's not always conducive to legislative progress.
That's particularly important as we think about our issue in the context of the Trump presidency and this particular Congress.
Right now, the House and the Senate, the Executive Branch, and the U.S. Supreme Court are controlled by individuals who do not support gun violence prevention. Politically speaking, some would lament that advocates are "shouting into the wind."
But we must continue to push forward and make progress. Lives literally depend on it.
In this issue of the Brady Report, we share personal stories of everyday people whose lives have been forever changed by gun violence.
These stories need to be heard, regardless of whether the shootings happened last year or 17 years ago — and despite the fact that thousands more Americans have been directly affected by gun deaths and injuries in the time since.