We are heartbroken and horrified by the shooting earlier today in Florida.
Websites that supplied Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes with ammunition, body armor, tear gas and other equipment used in his assault were negligent, according to a lawsuit announced today by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Arnold & Porter LLP.
The seller of the gun used to kill Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox is liable for his death, according to a complaint filed today by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Dechert LLP, which are providing pro bono counsel.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, joined by community leaders, today launched a national initiative utilizing protests, petitions, a code of conduct and lawsuits to “Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers” that turn a blind eye to gun traffickers, straw purchasers and criminals, and flood our nation’s streets with guns used in crimes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first global report on suicide prevention today, bringing attention to this serious but largely preventable public health issue.
California’s state legislature passed the “Gun Violence Restraining Order (AB 1014),” legislation that would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to remove firearms from someone temporarily if they believe there is a risk of injury or death. The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Brown for his signature.
Today the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that illegal possession of any firearm is a violent felony under federal sentencing law.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is taking bold steps forward in its ongoing approach to reduce gun violence and save lives by combining strong policies that keep guns away from dangerous people with public health and safety initiatives to encourage safer attitudes and behaviors toward guns.
We are heartbroken over the passing of James Brady. We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Sarah, and the rest of his family as we mourn the loss of our dear friend and a true American hero.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on legislation to extend protections for victims of domestic gun violence is an important step in efforts to protect women from domestic violence.