Today, Americans of all ages from every corner of our nation stood together to demand action against gun violence to protect the lives of our children. The sight of patriots in Washington, D.C. and across the country speaking out for change was more than inspiring. It was a sign that there has never been more energy and urgency behind the demand for sensible reform.
Reports that the Congressional "omnibus" bill to fund the federal government through September includes the "Fix NICS" bill and a bill on school safety, but very few provisions or dollars to fight gun violence. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement.
This morning, yet another school was terrorized by a shooter, with reports of multiple injuries on the scene. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence expressed sorrow and anger at the shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, while calling for real, substantial change to ensure this sort of tragedy does not happen again.
The parents of 13-year old J.R. Gustafson brought suit today against Springfield Arms and Saloom Department Store. J.R. was killed on March 20, 2016 in an unintentional shooting by a boy who thought the gun was unloaded after the gun's magazine had been removed.
Sandra Mata, the wife of Rudy Mata, who was killed on September 25, 2012, has resolved her lawsuit against Pioneer Pawn Shop, and its owners, Robert and Pamela Furr. Mr. Mata was tragically killed by his son-in-law using a Glock handgun that he had pawned and retrieved from Pioneer Pawn earlier on the day of the shooting.
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.