This evening, President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, replacing retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence expressed serious apprehension over the nomination, citing Judge Kavanaugh’s previous hostility to common-sense gun safety laws.
This afternoon, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an extreme risk gun bill to allow for the temporary removal of guns from people who pose significant danger to themselves or others. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence applauded Gov. Baker and the Massachusetts legislature for enacting important legislation that will save lives and set an important example for other states to follow.
With more and more electoral candidates across the country placing gun safety at the hearts of their campaigns, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced its next set of endorsements for the 2018 election. These four candidates join the previously announced Brady-backed nominees.
Once again, a fatal shooting has left a community, this time in Annapolis, MD, in tears. With five confirmed dead and other details continuing to emerge, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued a statement expressing outrage at yet another mass shooting in America.
With the school year ending, it’s time for grades to be awarded. Today, the youth-led gun violence prevention group Team ENOUGH issued report cards on every single member of Congress, grading them on how they have - or have not - supported gun safety legislation.
In a decision that will resonate throughout America for decades to come, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the country’s high court. The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which has been the country’s staunchest defender of common sense gun laws for decades, vowed to continue its efforts to uphold gun safety legislation in the courts in the years ahead.
On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, finding for the first time that the Second Amendment gives law-abiding, responsible citizens the right to have a gun in the home for self-protection. While leaders in the gun lobby boasted that the decision would lead to the dismantling of gun safety regulations throughout the country, an examination of the legal landscape in a post-Heller world shows a far different reality.
As schools let out across the country on the first day of summer, parents are taking steps to keep their children safer from unintentional gun violence. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence joined with child safety and public health organizations nationwide today to promote ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day, a campaign encouraging parents to ASK if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play.
Early this morning, yet another community was rocked by the news of a shooting that left 20 injured at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, NJ. While details are still coming in, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued a statement expressing outrage at yet another mass shooting in America.
Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law six bills that give his state some of the strongest gun safety protections in the nation. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which endorsed Gov. Murphy during his 2017 election campaign, praised the governor and New Jersey lawmakers for taking such a decisive step to protect their constituents from gun violence.