On the heels of Joseph Kopser, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s first endorsed candidate in the 2018 midterm cycle, winning the Democratic runoff in Texas’s 21st congressional district, the storied gun violence prevention organization is announcing a series of endorsements in Congressional and statewide races throughout the country.
Following Joseph Kopser’s victory tonight in the Democratic primary runoff in Texas’s 21st congressional district, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence hailed his victory as a win for gun violence prevention advocates.
Student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Sandy Hook, Columbine, and neighborhoods impacted by gun violence across the country have joined together to form Team ENOUGH. This new youth-led group will focus on student engagement on the issue of gun violence prevention and ways to continue momentum for change, including voter education, community empowerment, and advocacy.
This morning, yet another community was terrorized by a school shooting, with local reports stating that multiple students at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, TX were killed. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence expressed sorrow and anger over the shooting and called for Congress to finally take action on legislation to combat gun violence.
Corporate America has stepped up to the plate and is directly addressing America's gun violence epidemic. Today, the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence released a new report, "The Private Sector's Role in Reducing the Gun Violence Epidemic in America" outlining what companies have done so far and identifying specific actions that various types of businesses can take to keep guns out of dangerous hands.
During a wide-ranging and baffling interview, incoming NRA president Oliver North compared criticism of the gun lobby to how African Americans were treated during the Jim Crow era and complained of “civil terrorism.” The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which previously referred to North as a “walking lightning rod,” sharply responded to North’s remarks.
Today, Ruger’s shareholders passed an important shareholder resolution about gun safety at the company’s annual meeting. The resolution calls on the Board of Directors to issue a report about gun safety and ways to reduce gun violence.
Following a vote by the Deerfield Town Council, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has joined as co-counsel to defend the town's laws banning assault weapons from a set of lawsuits.
Days after the National Rifle Association stoked fear through their annual national conference in Dallas, the organization announced that disgraced former member of the National Security Council and “fortunate felon” Oliver North, who was convicted by a federal court of three felonies as part of the Iran-Contra scandal before those convictions were later overturned, will take over as the organization’s new president later this month. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence responded to the announcement, noting North’s checkered history throughout his public career.
Co-Presidents Avery Gardiner and Kris Brown respond to President Trump's speech at the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting. Trump's speech avoided endorsing the NRA's extreme positions.