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.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence today released the following response after a federal judge in Texas dismissed on procedural grounds the groups’ request for a temporary restraining order blocking Defense Distributed, Inc. — a company run by a self-proclaimed anarchist who wants to undermine gun safety laws — from posting online blueprints for downloadable, untraceable guns.
The family of murdered 19-year-old mother Keshall “KeKe” Anderson filed suit today against Cabela’s in Wilmington, Delaware. Keshall was shot and killed in September 2016 in a random drive-by shooting in Wilmington around the corner from her home. The gun had been purchased from Cabela’s in a straw purchase and, per federal court records, “almost immediately” traded to the shooters a few weeks before the murder.
Attorneys representing the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence have informed a Texas federal court that they anticipate filing legal action within days related to a settlement that would allow new designs for downloadable, untraceable guns to become public and available world-wide as early as August 1. The gun safety organizations urged the court to consider the public safety and national security risks posed by the settlement, which would let Defense Distributed —a company run by a self-proclaimed anarchist who wants to undermine gun safety laws —post its gun blueprints online in the form of Computer Aided Design files.
Today, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced their endorsement of Governor Andrew Cuomo for re-election in the state of New York. The renowned organization praised Gov. Cuomo’s proven leadership on gun safety, including passing the SAFE Act in the wake of Sandy Hook, removing firearms from domestic abusers, launching a multi-state coalition to combat gun violence, and funding the SNUG and Gun Violence Elimination Programs.
Just hours after President Donald Trump stood next to Russian president Vladimir Putin and cast doubt on Russian involvement in the 2016 election, the Department of Justice announced the arrest of Maria Butina, charging her with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation.
Yesterday, Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee voted to deny the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $10 million in the 2019 federal budget to conduct research on gun violence despite a March spending bill noting that the agency was authorized to do so. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sharply criticized members of the committee, noting that no other public health crisis would be denied funding for over two decades.
Following new revelations that Florida Agricultural Commissioner and leading Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam misled the public regarding hundreds of mishandled concealed carry permits in his state, leading gun safety advocates called for his resignation from office.