An Alaska dealer supplied a fugitive with a gun without a background check. Two days later the fugitive killed 26-year-old Simone Kim. The Brady Center won an appellate victory and is going to trial in a suit against the dealer for Simone’s family.
For over 25 years the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project has been the nation’s only law group fighting in the courts to prevent gun deaths and injuries. We reform the negligent and dangerous practices of the gun industry by representing victims of gun violence in high-impact lawsuits, including law enforcement officers shot in the line of duty, as well as children and families. We have won landmark precedents holding that gun companies can be held legally responsible for the damage caused by their irresponsible business practices. Our victories have forced gun dealers and manufacturers to reform their practices to prevent sales of guns to dangerous people, and sent a message to the bad-apple gun dealers that supply over half of guns traced to crime that they cannot get away with profiting from arming criminals and gun traffickers.
The Legal Action Project also works with public officials to defend gun laws that are under attack, and challenges laws and regulations that worsen the problem of gun violence. We have filed briefs or provided legal advice in hundreds of gun law cases, and won precedent-setting victories in high-level state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.