"...Stand Your Ground’ laws, especially when combined with lax ‘shall issue’ concealed firearm carrying laws, can encourage violent interactions, make Americans less safe, and make it more difficult to bring justice to those who wrongfully injure or kill," according to prepared testimony by Jonathan Lowy, Director of the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the City of Nelson, Georgia have agreed to settle the Brady Center’s lawsuit against the City’s mandatory gun ownership ordinance. Under the settlement, the City will amend the ordinance to make clear that the Constitution protects the individual right to maintain a gun-free home.
On Friday, July 19, 2013, the Kansas Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in the case Shirley v. Glass (Case No. 102570), finding that gun dealers must use the highest standard of care when selling weapons, and that dealers can be held liable for violating gun laws under negligence per se. Both rulings were first-of-their kind decisions in the state of Kansas. Jonathan Lowy, Director of the Legal Action Project at the Brady Center, argued the case and praised the ruling as a “landmark victory that will help victims of gun violence in Kansas and across the country.”
For Immediate Release
April 24, 2013
Contact: media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org
Chicago, IL – The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today is serving a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Thomas E. Wortham IV, who was murdered with a trafficked gun outside his parents’ home on May 19, 2010 in Chatham, Chicago...
Jan 29, 2013: On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9 a.m., the Supreme Court of Kansas in Topeka, Kansas will hear arguments in a case deciding whether a gun seller can be held liable for supplying a violent, dangerous felon and spousal abuser a gun, which was used hours later by the felon to kill his own 8 year old son...