“We know exactly what it takes to stop gun violence: Finish the Job of expanding Brady background checks. We’re excited to see Gov. McAuliffe and Senators Kaine and Warner stepping forward to take leadership roles in passing legislation to stop gun violence,” said Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Asked by Brady Campaign President Dan Gross about the need to expand Brady background checks, Right Rev. John Richard Bryant called on frustrated Americans to speak up and take action. “When we get enough of the violence,” said Bryant, “And when good people stop remaining silent, I am hopeful that the change will come.”
This tragedy could have been prevented if policymakers in Washington stopped kowtowing to the gun lobby and started caring more about protecting the lives of the people who elected them. People are literally dying every day as a result of Congress’ inaction.
“Over the past week, our #IamCharleston campaign has seen a tremendous outpouring of more than 10,000 messages of love and support for the community of Mother Emanuel and Charleston."
"Make no mistake, Brady background checks save lives. Eighteen states have laws that expand background checks. We'll work state by state until Congress gets the message and finishes the job to expand Brady background checks to all gun sales."
On May 11, 2015, Oregon became the eighth state to require life-saving Brady background checks for all gun sales, when Governor Kate Brown signed SB 941 into law, making every Oregonian safer, and continuing to build exciting and unprecedented national momentum state-by-state.
Oregon continues to move forward legislation to expand life-saving Brady background checks to all gun sales, including online purchases, after the Oregon State House passed SB 941 by a vote of 33 to 28.
Oregon is one step closer to expanding life-saving Brady background checks to all gun sales, including online purchases, after the Oregon State Senate passed SB 941 on April 14. Current state law requires background checks on guns sold by licensed dealers or at gun shows. The bill next moves to the Oregon State House of Representatives.
“It is supported by the overwhelming majority of Oregon voters and it would do nothing to impede the average law-abiding citizen from buying and owning guns. It should be about as much as of a no-brainer as you could ever imagine. Yet the corporate gun lobby remains hell bent on defeating it by whatever means possible. That’s why it is essential that every Oregon voter contact his or her state legislators and hold them accountable to put the safety of Oregon citizens ahead of the interests of the corporate gun lobby.”
The new CrimAdvisor.com site and video are based on the Brady Campaign’s annual state scorecard, ranking all 50 states on how much they do (or don’t do) to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people.