Police are currently searching for a man who shot and killed five people, including his parents, outside Baton Rouge, the third mass shooting in less than a week.
With at least four dead and another critically injured, police in the Atlanta area are currently undergoing a manhunt for a suspected shooter in the area.
Today, at least five people were shot and killed during a hostage situation at a SunTrust Bank in Sebring, FL, a tragedy described by local law enforcement as a “senseless criminal doing a senseless crime.”
For the first time since 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it would hear a Second Amendment case challenging a New York City gun licensing law. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York challenges a city ordinance governing transportation of firearms. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence expressed strong support for the importance of allowing local cities and communities to promote public safety and protect against gun violence.
With more than 525 women shot and killed by intimate partners every year, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence welcomed the introduction of H.R. 569 and S. 120, bipartisan bills that close dangerous loopholes allowing domestic abusers and stalkers to obtain guns.
In another tremendous win for gun safety advocates in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Del. Jennifer Boysko was elected to the State Senate in decisive fashion, succeeding Rep. Jennifer Wexton.
Continuing to fulfill the promise of a pro-gun safety Congress, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Chris Murphy, and Richard Blumenthal announced this week that they will introduce legislation to effectively ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Just days after a pro-gun safety Congress was sworn into office, leadership in the House of Representatives fulfilled their promise to the American public by introducing H.R. 8, which would expand Brady background checks to cover all gun sales. This comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal will reintroduce the Background Check Expansion Act in the Senate, which would similarly expand Brady background checks to cover all gun sales.
End Family Fire, a program of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, applauds the action this week by Vermont authorities to use an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) to temporarily remove firearms from a home, potentially preventing the shooting of a middle school student. The move came after a student reported to the school principal that she overheard two other students plotting to take guns from one of their relatives’ homes and bring them to school to shoot a fourth student. State law in Vermont allowed this to be used as evidence that an individual was a risk to themselves and/or others and the need to temporarily remove the guns from the home of the relative.
The Virginia Executive Committee of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today announced it is endorsing Virginia State Delegate Jennifer Boysko to fill Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton’s seat in the January 8th special election for the 33rd district seat of Virginia’s State Senate.