The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today 5 - 4 that it is a federal crime to buy a gun on behalf of someone else in a “straw purchase.” The Court ruled in Abramski v. U.S. that purchasing a gun with the intent to sell it to someone else is an illegal attempt to evade the Brady law, which requires that the actual buyer of a gun undergo a background check.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) results this week. The new numbers indicate a shocking number of high school students are carrying weapons at school, away from school and being threatened while on school grounds.
Today the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is calling on Congress to vote on legislation that would expand background checks to all gun sales.
“Today’s tragic shooting in Oregon is at least the fourth mass shooting in our nation in the last two weeks, the third involving a school."
“In March, we said Facebook’s new gun policy didn’t go far enough and we are sickened to learn that the Las Vegas shooter attempted to obtain a rifle through Facebook. The post has remained live on Facebook for a month, demonstrating the inadequacy of Facebook’s gun policy. As we said then, Facebook continues to make it too easy for dangerous people to find guns and should prohibit gun sales outright."
Another day, another tragic mass shooting in our nation.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to increase funding for the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Checks System) for firearm purchases.
Bill is One of the First to Address Gun-Related Public Health and Safety Needs As Well as Suicide Reduction and Prevention
Today the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced their support for a legislative concept aimed at preventing shootings like this weekend’s tragic Isla Vista rampage near the University of California at Santa Barbara that claimed the lives of six students.
"Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights. What about Chris's right to live?" “Stop this Madness! We don’t have to live like this. Too many have died. We should say to ourselves, 'Not one more!’” Richard Martinez said at a news conference about his son.