Dan Gross: "I am repulsed -- my brother was shot and seriously wounded in a religiously-motivated mass shooting...Instead of divisive attacks like Nugent's, we should focus on finding common ground and a productive path forward."
Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement today in honor of Black History Month.
WASHINGTON — Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement on Facebook's decision to bar unlicensed gun sales on its website.
Just hours after Brady activists went to his office to demand action, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) agreed to cosponsor S. 2469, Equal Justice for Gun Violence Victims Act, sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), a measure that repeals the unique gun industry protections passed as the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). Sanders, who has to this point defended his 2003 and 2005 votes to pass PLCAA, made the decision to cosponsor its repeal just hours after his staff met with the Brady Campaign and the family of the late Josh Adames, who was accidentally shot and killed by a playmate.
Today Dan Gross, President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, joined Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Senator Chris Murphy D-CT) to introduce a bill to end special legal protections for the gun industry and restore justice to victims of gun violence.
Attorneys from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence will file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States Tuesday in a push to keep guns out of the hands of violent domestic abusers.
After slinging fresh lobster tails and searing filets on Fox's MasterChef Celebrity Showdown, actress Ta'Rhonda Jones cooked up a winning surf and turf with a heaping side of charity, winning a $25,000 donation for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Jones has also launched a Crowdrise campaign, encouraging fans to help match the donation.
More than 100 leaders from the business, entertainment and creative communities signed a letter to President Barack Obama today applauding his leadership and courage in issuing an Executive Action that expands Brady background checks. Signees include Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Nick Cannon, Arianna Huffington, Ron Meyer, Will Ferrell, Julianna Margulies, and many more.
The family of Kirsten Englund is filing a lawsuit against World Pawn Exchange for transferring multiple firearms to a straw purchaser, Diane Boyce, which were then used by her mentally ill son, 30-year old Jeffrey Boyce. Mr. Boyce used the weapons to murder Kirsten Englund and carjack and kidnap another victim during a crime spree stretching from Oregon to California. The suit also seeks to hold Diane Boyce and J&G Sales, the company which originally sold the guns online, accountable.
In the most historic day for gun violence prevention in America since the Brady Law was enacted in 1994, President Obama unveiled a new set of bold executive actions to curb gun violence. The Brady Campaign lauded the President’s actions, which reflect key recommendations made by Brady directly to the White House, to expand Brady background checks and better enforce existing gun laws.