The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence yesterday filed an amicus brief with the Michigan Supreme Court defending local school districts' right to ban guns in their schools. The case involves a challenge to Ann Arbor Public Schools' ban, and focuses on whether Michigan's state-wide firearms law preempts a local school district from regulating guns on school property and at school events.
This morning, thousands of students nationwide stood together against gun violence and Congressional inaction as part of the National School Walkout. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence hailed the students who took part in more than 2,500 walkouts across the country exactly one month after the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL.
Americans expecting real leadership to prevent gun violence will be disappointed and troubled by President Trump's dangerous retreat from his promise to break the Washington gridlock around gun violence and to stand up to the NRA. President Trump has offered only drips of water in response to a five-alarm fire. His weak response today ignores the will of Americans from across the political spectrum who support the Brady Center's 3-point plan — including many of the eloquent voices of Parkland students who endured what no young people should ever have to endure.
Twenty-four years after the enactment of the Brady law to create background checks on gun purchases, mass shooters and other banned gun buyers continue to take advantage of gaps in the system at an alarming rate. Today, the organization that led the fight for the bill's passage is calling for a series of actions essential to strengthening the system--the best defense we as a nation have to prevent guns from landing in dangerous hands
Two weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Democratic leaders announced that they will support legislation encompassing the previously articulated "Brady Three Point Plan" featuring an assault weapon ban, universal background checks on gun sales, and "extreme risk" laws to remove guns from people in crisis.
Following a meeting with Congressional leaders today on gun violence prevention, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence applauded President Donald Trump's remarks at the White House today.
Today, Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sellers of guns and ammunition in the United States, announced that it will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines in its stores. The Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence applauded the announcement, noting that private industry can play a major role in gun violence prevention without waiting for Congressional action.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today filed suit on behalf of the family of murdered Excel Industries employee Joshua Higbee against A Pawn Shop, located in Newton, Kansas. The lawsuit alleges that A Pawn Shop negligently sold firearms in a straw purchase, which were then used by a known convicted felon in a February 25, 2016 workplace shooting.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today called upon Congress to immediately pass legislation to make it significantly harder for deadly weapons to be used by dangerous people. One week after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Brady recommends comprehensive gun violence legislation around three critical legislative initiatives.
Today, the Brady Campaign and its co-presidents Avery Gardiner and Kris Brown stand with Parkland, Florida, in mourning the murders of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.