This special publication of the Brady Report newsletter marks a major turning point in the Brady organization’s approach to engaging the public in the fight against gun violence in America.
For many years, we have communicated with our advocates through the separate voices of the Brady Campaign and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence newsletters, with the policy and legislative arms of our organization reaching out to supporters independently.
With the launch of the new Brady Report, we are unifying our communication efforts and empowering our supporters with a comprehensive update on all Brady campaigns and initiatives across the organization. In doing so, we seek to present a united front against the NRA and the corporate gun lobby, a broader reach to more advocates, and feature our strategic agenda that addresses the full spectrum of gun violence prevention issues and solutions. Finally, it will result in a more efficient Brady organization.
Gun violence in America results in more than 30,000 deaths and over 70,000 injuries each year. These staggering numbers reflect a deadly problem that impacts every aspect of our nation, our society, and our culture. To address the magnitude of lives lost, and to bring about real, measurable change requires comprehensive solutions.
At Brady, our goal is to provide these solutions to reduce gun violence. We are making your voice heard in Congress, in state legislatures, and in courtrooms across the country. And we continue to make great progress in changing attitudes and behaviors about gun ownership and use. We accomplish this by focusing our work on three major campaign areas:
Policy – We focus on advocacy and legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people. Our top policy priority is to FINISH THE JOB by requiring Brady background checks for ALL gun purchases, including those made online and at gun shows.
Legal Action – Our Legal Action Project is the nation’s only law group that utilizes the courts to hold irresponsible gun sellers accountable, defend good gun laws, and challenge policies that contribute to gun violence.
Public Health and Safety – Our public health and safety programs educate people and inspire real, honest conversations about the risks associated with unsafe access to guns in our homes and communities.
The new Brady Report will provide supporters like you with a comprehensive picture of the latest and most urgent information regarding all of our program areas. You’ll learn how Brady’s legal teams are fighting corporate gun lobby’s efforts to dismantle sensible, life-saving gun laws in courtrooms across the country….
You’ll hear how we are advocating for stronger gun laws on Capitol Hill and which elected leaders are – and aren’t – supporting our efforts…. You’ll read how we are partnering with respected agencies and organizations to change attitudes and behaviors surrounding the over 300 million guns already in homes across the country….
And you’ll also be provided with more tools and resources to participate in Brady initiatives, and help bring about positive change toward reducing gun injuries and deaths in your community and across our great nation.
We look forward to inspiring you and bringing new voices to our cause through our comprehensive and informative Brady Report. Together we can create the better, safer nation that we all want and deserve.
Thank you for joining us in this exciting new phase in the growth of the Brady Campaign and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.