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.
Following a mass shooting at a Chicago hospital that killed three people, as well as the gunman, medical professionals across the country are continuing to raise their voices against gun violence.
Today, the nation’s oldest and most effective gun safety organization endorsed Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House, as well as Rep. Steny Hoyer for House Majority Leader and Rep. Jim Clyburn for House Majority Whip. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence cited Pelosi’s long history of leadership on gun reform issues, making it clear she is the single most qualified person to shepard critical legislation in the upcoming Congress.
Today, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed two lawsuits against the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, continuing the organization’s oversight efforts and exposing gun dealers across the country who have violated federal law with limited, if any, consequences.
This week, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Worman v. Healey, supporting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines. The ban prohibits the guns used in mass shootings in Pittsburgh, Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook, and elsewhere, and is similar to bans in several other states that all have been upheld as constitutional.
Yet again, a community is left reeling after at least 12 people were shot and killed and at least a dozen more were injured at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement, expressing outrage at yet another mass shooting in America.
Tonight, after years of elected officials who refused to even debate common sense legislative measures to reduce gun violence, Americans from coast to coast are celebrating the election of a new Congress that will put gun safety at the top of the agenda, with a majority that continues to grow.
Just one day after a Democratic majority was voted into the House of Representatives, promising stricter oversight and investigations into the Trump Administration’s actions, President Donald Trump effectively fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which had repeatedly called on AG Sessions to take stronger action against illegal gun sales, expressed concern over the future of the Justice Department and any future nominee.