Changing the Gun Industry

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.

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Lawyers for a Safer America is a national alliance of lawyers and law firms dedicated to working toward an America free from gun violence.


Brady is launching a national Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealer campaign that includes filing newlawsuits to hold irresponsible gun dealers accountable, organizing public protests at bad apple gun dealers, and demanding that gun dealers agree to follow a Code of Conduct.

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