Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, a new report released by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence shows that 63 people die by suicide with a gun every day. The report explores the link between suicides and guns, which communities are most impacted, and what policies could be put in place to prevent the epidemic.
Following comments during today’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing that assault weapons are “common” because “millions and millions” of them are owned in the United States, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence firmly called on the Senate to reject the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The organization lambasted the judge for his radically dangerous viewpoint on military-style weapons as being far outside of the mainstream and endangering Americans.
As the 2018 midterms draw closer, it is growing clearer by the day that gun safety is both a winning issue and a top priority for candidates across the country. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the nation’s longest-serving gun safety organization, announced its latest round of endorsements, spanning the entire nation.
Nearly two months after the U.S. State Department settled a lawsuit allowing blueprints of 3D-printed guns to be posted online, a federal court in Washington state today issued a preliminary injunction blocking the publication.
Following today’s tragic shooting in Jacksonville, FL that left three people dead, including the shooter, and 11 others injured, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement.
After a year-long battle with brain cancer, Sen. John McCain has passed away. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence joined in honoring and mourning the senator and American war hero’s memory.
Following reports this morning that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering allowing federal funding to be used to purchase guns for teachers, leading gun safety advocates reacted in horror. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence opposed the proposal outright, calling it unprecedented and stunningly dangerous.
Today, the family of murdered 21-year-old Bryan Galliher filed suit against Cabela’s in Wayne County, OH. Bryan was shot and killed in August 2016 by a violent convicted felon with a “black powder” gun he had purchased from Cabela’s in violation of Ohio state law.
Despite a federal court ordering blueprints for 3D-printed guns to be removed from the Internet, a group of extremist activists have taken it upon themselves to post the instructions for anyone - no matter how dangerous - to download for free. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sharply criticized the group for putting innocent lives in danger for their own self-serving goals.
In a last-minute decision that will protect innocent lives across the U.S. and even worldwide, a federal court issued a temporary restraining order blocking crypto-anarchist Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed, from publishing blueprints for 3D-printed guns. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which has been leading the fight to prevent this threat for years, hailed the decision as a victory for public safety.