Two of the five deadliest mass shootings in American history occurred in the last 35 days. Three of them occurred in the last 17 months. In response to Sunday's shooting, the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence has begun to review, research and investigate how the Texas shooter was able to obtain his guns in light of his legal history.
According to news reports, a gunman entered a church this morning in a small town near San Antonio, Texas and opened fire. He killed 26 people and wounded 20 more. Brady is monitoring the situation carefully.
Today, Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017, which will expand Brady background checks to cover all commercial firearm sales including those sold at gun shows, over the Internet at sites like ArmsList.com and in classified ads.
The NCADV and the Brady Center have focused on educating policy makers and the public about the deadly mix of domestic violence and firearms, and policy solutions that can be enacted to address this issue and save lives.
A new analysis by the City of Chicago and recently-released data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are providing a unique glimpse into the sources of firearms used to commit crimes, and how variations among state laws directly impact public safety.
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) today introduced important new legislation, co-sponsored by 21 of his colleagues, to save lives and keep firearms out of dangerous hands by expanding the Brady background check system to virtually all gun sales.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released a report on the effectiveness of firearm storage awareness programs, ultimately finding the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence's "ASK" program to be the only national safe storage program that has been independently evaluated and found to be effective.
The Brady Center and co-counsel Covington & Burling filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Today Governor Brown signed into law two bills that will help keep guns out of dangerous hands. The 28 California Brady Campaign Chapters worked tirelessly all year to see these bills through the California Legislature and get them to the Governor's desk.
A class action lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Clark County Nevada on behalf of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in American history that took place on October 1, at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.