Success Stories | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Success Stories

The Brady Center and Campaign work to prevent gun violence by changing culture, changing laws, and changing the gun industry. We have brought and supported lawsuits that have forced the gun industry to change the way it does business, and led or assisted in cases to strike down dangerous gun laws, as well as efforts to defend laws that keep our communities safe.

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Attorneys representing Janet Delana of Lafayette County, MO, announced a $2.2 million settlement in their precedent-setting case against a Missouri gun dealer that, despite warning from Janet, sold a gun to her severely mentally ill daughter.

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A timeline of the events leading up to the May 16, 2016 introduction of Brady Bill 2.0 -- S. 2934 -- by New York Senator Chuck Schumer.

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With landmark court victories, Brady changed the law in Kansas to hold “bad apple” gun dealers accountable for contributing to gun violence, won compensation for a mother who lost her son, and sent a powerful message to gun dealers who choose to profit from criminals.
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On May 11, 2015, Oregon became the eighth state to require life-saving Brady background checks for ALL gun sales with the signing of SB 941 into law by Governor Kate Brown.

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On December 15th, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as the nation’s next Surgeon General. The confirmation vote had been delayed because the National Rifle Association (NRA) has opposed Dr. Murthy’s appointment.
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Voters in Washington State chose overwhelmingly to pass I-594 to expand background checks on all gun sales. This historic victory will help save lives. Now we must build on this exciting momentum, and take the issue directly to voters in more states across the country.
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Governor Brown has signed a law which establishes a process for law enforcement, or family members, to obtain a Gun Violence Restraining Order to temporarily limit access to firearms when there are warning signs or indications that the person is at risk for violence.
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A man convicted of lying on a federal gun purchase form argued that federal law allowed "straw purchases" - buying guns for others. Brady filed an amicus brief arguing that the law bars all straw purchases of guns. The Supreme Court agreed in a 5-4 vote.

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