During a wide-ranging and baffling interview, incoming NRA president Oliver North compared criticism of the gun lobby to how African Americans were treated during the Jim Crow era and complained of “civil terrorism.” The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which previously referred to North as a “walking lightning rod,” sharply responded to North’s remarks.
Today, Ruger’s shareholders passed an important shareholder resolution about gun safety at the company’s annual meeting. The resolution calls on the Board of Directors to issue a report about gun safety and ways to reduce gun violence.
Following a vote by the Deerfield Town Council, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has joined as co-counsel to defend the town's laws banning assault weapons from a set of lawsuits.
Days after the National Rifle Association stoked fear through their annual national conference in Dallas, the organization announced that disgraced former member of the National Security Council and “fortunate felon” Oliver North, who was convicted by a federal court of three felonies as part of the Iran-Contra scandal before those convictions were later overturned, will take over as the organization’s new president later this month. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence responded to the announcement, noting North’s checkered history throughout his public career.
Co-Presidents Avery Gardiner and Kris Brown respond to President Trump's speech at the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting. Trump's speech avoided endorsing the NRA's extreme positions.
As the National Rifle Association begins its 2018 convention, a new report from the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence details what the NRA has done in the last year, juxtaposed against shockingly frequent shooting incidents. As the report shows, the NRA’s extremism, knee-jerk opposition to life-saving gun reforms, and newly-revealed Russian connections are costing it clout and credibility after an agonizing year of deadly shooting rampages.
Prominent gun violence prevention advocate and Marine Corps veteran Kyleanne Hunter joined the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence today, coming aboard the organization as the new Vice President of Programs. Hunter brings a lifetime of service as a combat veteran, Congressional staffer, and co-founder of Vets for Gun Reform.
In an effort to improve the Brady background check system, and keep guns out of dangerous hands, Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order that will improve the state data contributions to the National Instant Criminal Background Check system. The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence applauded the governor's leadership.
In the hours following a mass shooting this morning at a Nashville Waffle house, more details are emerging on the shooter's criminal background and how he obtained his guns following an arrest last year. Nashville police stated that the U.S. Secret Service worked with Illinois law enforcement to remove the killer's guns after taking him into custody in a restricted area near the White House. However, for reasons unknown, the shooter's father returned those firearms, including the AR-15 used in today's shooting.
Early this morning, a gunman shot and killed numerous people at a Nashville Waffle House with an assault weapon, killing at least four. With the shooter still at large, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence expressed outrage at the shooting, expressing sympathies to the victims and their families and calling for action to end these senseless acts of gun violence.