In another tremendous win for gun safety advocates in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Del. Jennifer Boysko was elected to the State Senate in decisive fashion, succeeding Rep. Jennifer Wexton.
Continuing to fulfill the promise of a pro-gun safety Congress, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Chris Murphy, and Richard Blumenthal announced this week that they will introduce legislation to effectively ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Just days after a pro-gun safety Congress was sworn into office, leadership in the House of Representatives fulfilled their promise to the American public by introducing H.R. 8, which would expand Brady background checks to cover all gun sales. This comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal will reintroduce the Background Check Expansion Act in the Senate, which would similarly expand Brady background checks to cover all gun sales.
End Family Fire, a program of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, applauds the action this week by Vermont authorities to use an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) to temporarily remove firearms from a home, potentially preventing the shooting of a middle school student. The move came after a student reported to the school principal that she overheard two other students plotting to take guns from one of their relatives’ homes and bring them to school to shoot a fourth student. State law in Vermont allowed this to be used as evidence that an individual was a risk to themselves and/or others and the need to temporarily remove the guns from the home of the relative.
The Virginia Executive Committee of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today announced it is endorsing Virginia State Delegate Jennifer Boysko to fill Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton’s seat in the January 8th special election for the 33rd district seat of Virginia’s State Senate.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of State to force it to produce documents regarding its inexplicable, sudden decision to allow blueprints for 3-D printed guns to be uploaded and widely disseminated on the internet. The State Department has not produced a single document in response to the Brady Center’s Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request seeking the documents, filed over five months ago.
More than one year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, the Trump Administration has finally amended federal regulations to clarify that bump stocks fall within the federal definition of machine guns and are illegal under federal law.
This Friday, November 30th marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of President Clinton signing the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act into law. This historic law -- the Brady Law -- has prevented more than 3 million gun sales to domestic abusers, felons, fugitives and other dangerous people for whom it is illegal to purchase or possess guns. Over 300 million Brady background checks were processed from 1994 through 2018, and countless lives have been saved as a result.
A little over one year after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, survivors and victims’ families continue to wait on the Trump Administration to announce a final ruling banning bump stocks and similar accessories, the device used by the Las Vegas shooter to effectively turn his semi-automatic rifles into automatic ones.
The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence (“Brady”) announced today that co-President Kristin Brown has been named President of Brady. Avery Gardiner, who has served alongside Brown as co-President, has decided to leave the organization, and will work with Ms. Brown on this transition.