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.
Tonight, thanks in large part to the massive youth movement sparked by the Parkland shooting in February, voters across America elected a Congress that will put gun safety first and foremost in 2019. Team ENOUGH, the youth initiative of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, released the following statement applauding the vote and the efforts from students coast to coast.
This evening, Antonio Delgado was elected to represent New York’s 19th Congressional District, displacing NRA favorite Rep. John Faso. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which had made NY-19 one of the organization’s nine priority districts in the 2018 midterms, congratulated Delgado on his hard-fought victory.
This evening, in races seen as long-shots by many, Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger both won their respective elections in Virginia’s 2nd and 7th Congressional Districts. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence congratulated both Luria and Spanberger on their hard-fought victories.