President Obama has signed into law the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which includes several funding increases for public health and safety-based gun violence prevention initiatives.
The confirmation vote had been delayed because the National Rifle Association (NRA) has opposed Dr. Murthy’s appointment and said they would “score” the vote, meaning the vote will be considered in “future candidate ratings and endorsements by the NRA Political Victory Fund.”
Brady background checks on gun purchases have blocked 2.4 million sales to dangerous people since the inception of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, according to data released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Local Phoenix community leaders and activists joined the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to protest Windy City Pawn Brokers, which sells guns to straw purchasers.
Today the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence moved for a rehearing en banc of a split 2-1 decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, denying Brady and the State of California intervention in Peruta v. County of San Diego to defend the County of San Diego’s concealed firearms policy
This carefully researched report by the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate confirms that access to guns in the shooter’s own home was a significant factor contributing to the horrific tragedy in Newtown on December 14, 2012.
“Our thoughts are with the victims of this morning’s shooting at Florida State University, as well as their families and the entire FSU community."
Longtime gun violence prevention advocate and local chapter leader, Peggy McCrum of Long Beach, has been elected the new President of the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Today, at the American Public Health Association’s national conference in New Orleans, Dan Gross, President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, spoke about the need to change the way we think about the guns in our communities and in our homes as part of a public health approach to reduce gun violence.
Today in a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the state of California and the Brady Center lack standing to intervene in Peruta v. County of San Diego, a case about the County of San Diego’s concealed-carry policy.