"We are deeply troubled by today’s school shooting in Marysville, Washington. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Today’s events underscore this startling fact: For the last two decades, the rate of school shootings in Washington state was more than twice the national average."
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 33,563 people died from guns in 2012, the highest number in ten years.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Writer, Director and Producer Adam McKay today launched a video, website and scorecard exposing members of Congress for the campaign dollars they have taken from the corporate gun lobby, while blocking life-saving legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
Local gun dealer Lock N Load, the seller of the gun and ammunition a teenager used to murder his mother and her boyfriend, is liable for their deaths, according to a lawsuit filed today for the families of the victims by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and White & Case LLP, which are providing pro bono counsel.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today launched a multi-platform public awareness campaign for a future where no child is killed by a parent’s gun.
“We are pleased to join Sarah, the Brady family, and friends in honoring Jim’s legacy. Jim never gave up fighting and never lost his trademark wit despite suffering a traumatic brain injury after being shot in an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan."
“A dangerous man was allowed to carry a loaded gun virtually anywhere, and he ultimately murdered 17-year-old Jordan Davis. For too long, Florida's politicians have been doing the bidding of the corporate gun lobby at the expense of the public's safety."
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the “Gun Violence Restraining Order (AB 1014)” that will allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to remove firearms from someone temporarily if they believe there is a possible risk of injury or death.
"We are deeply troubled by today’s gun violence in schools in Kentucky and North Carolina."
We are heartbroken and horrified by the shooting earlier today in Florida.