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One year ago on July 20th, an almost unimaginable 82 people where shot, 12 dying from their injuries, while sitting down to watch a movie in an Aurora, Colorado theater. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today honors the memory of those who died, and reaffirms dedication to preventing future incidents of gun violence.

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit will be hearing arguments on Thursday July 18, 2013 in Miami on the unprecedented and highly controversial Florida “Docs v. Glocks” gag law that could strip doctors of their medical licenses if they discuss firearm safety with patients. Lawyers with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, along with the law firm of Ropes & Gray, brought suit against the law in June 2011 on behalf of several Florida doctors and medical groups, and last year won an injunction from U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke, who ruled the law was unconstitutional under the First Amendment.

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(Washington, DC)— Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today called the verdict, “part of a tragic event that could have easily been prevented.” Gross said, “There is sharp disagreement over the verdict, but there can be no disagreement over the reason why Trayvon Martin is dead. George Zimmerman had a gun that night, and the state of Florida allowed him to carry it virtually anywhere despite a violent history. Virtually anybody roaming our neighborhoods with hidden handguns is the gun lobby's vision, but it is not the vision of the rest of the American public truly committed to safer communities. We will work as long, and as hard as it takes to prevent more tragedies like Trayvon Martin's. We recognize, at the end of the day, this is an enormous tragedy and a young man lost his life. Our sympathies continue to go out to Trayvon’s family.”
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Brady Helps Launch Campaign Calling on Amazon.com to Stop Selling Zombie Industries Products

Washington, DC— The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today called on Zombie Industries to stop selling their latest “tasteless, offensive and outrageous” shooting target they are calling, “Gun Control Lobbyist” zombie. The company had been using a picture of Brady Campaign President Dan Gross and Virginia Tech shooting victim Colin Goddard as part of its marketing ads, but after major outcry, pulled it down. However, the offensive shooting target is still being sold.
The Brady Campaign is part of an effort, along with Newtown Action Alliance and The Gun Truth Project, demanding that Amazon.com remove Zombie Industries products from their website.

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For Immediate Release • July 10, 2013 • Contact: media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org
(Washington, DC)— Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote in favor of B. Todd Jones as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled for Thursday morning.

“We support B. Todd Jones as the Director of the ATF and we urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to send his nomination to the full Senate for an up and down vote.

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For Immediate Release - July 3, 2013 - Contact: media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org

Washington, DC – The following statement was released today by Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence:
"We commend Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for his decision to amend concealed carry legislation that recently passed the Illinois legislature."

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For Immediate Release
June 10, 2013
Contact: media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org

(Washington, DC) --- Today, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence welcome Will Villota as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). As CMO, Villota will oversee marketing, communications and media relations for the Brady Campaign and Brady Center.

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For Immediate Release, June 8, 2013

Washington, DC – The following statement was released today by Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence on the shooting at Santa Monica College: “Right now our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Santa Monica and Santa Monica College. The heartbreaking sight of people fleeing from gunfire on our streets and in our schools is becoming an all too familiar scene. The American public has made it clear that we deserve better than this."

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Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
June 3, 2013
Contact: Media [at] BradyNetwork [dot] org

Washington, DC—The following is a statement by Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, on the death of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg: “Our nation has lost a true leader today and all of us who work to prevent gun violence lost a hero and a very dear friend..."

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