More Americans have already been shot and killed in this country today, January 30, than have died at the hands of foreign terrorists on US soil in the past fifteen years. But instead of taking executive action to actually stop the violence and make America safer, Donald Trump is targeting Muslim immigrants and refugees, and building a wall between the US and Mexico.
A television ad out from the National Rifle Association defends attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, making hollow promises that he'll be good news for America's cops. Problem is, the corporate gun lobby's priorities are getting officers shot and killed at an alarming rate.
Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement before the inauguration of Donald Trump.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that a record number of guns were discovered in carry on luggage at the nation's airports last year. The agency caught firearms on passengers trying to board planes at a rate of about nine guns every day. Nearly every one was loaded.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced the three questions about gun violence Senator Jeff Sessions must be able to answer during his confirmation process for the post of attorney general. Up to this point, Jeff Sessions' career has made America a more dangerous place and lives have been lost because of his shameful, spineless politics.
Brady Campaign president Dan Gross issued the following statement calling on President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions, to respond to the tragedy in Fort Lauderdale with a plan to reduce gun violence.
Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, and Angel Colon, survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting and co-president of Brady's Orlando chapter, both issued statements on the mass shooting at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that left at least five dead and eight injured.
Today, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sent President-elect Trump a letter cautioning him not to rescind President Obama's January, 2016, executive orders on gun safety. The orders, signed a year ago tomorrow, strengthened enforcement of existing gun laws designed to prevent dangerous people from getting their hands on guns.
As Chicago closed out its most violent year in two decades, President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter, urging local officials to request "Federal help" to combat gun violence. While it's anyone's guess what the president-elect meant by that, there is real action his Justice Department could take on Trump's first day in office to dramatically curb gun violence in Chicago.
Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement after the gunman responsible for the 2015 shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston was found guilty on all counts.