With the school year ending, it’s time for grades to be awarded. Today, the youth-led gun violence prevention group Team ENOUGH issued report cards on every single member of Congress, grading them on how they have - or have not - supported gun safety legislation.
In a decision that will resonate throughout America for decades to come, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the country’s high court. The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which has been the country’s staunchest defender of common sense gun laws for decades, vowed to continue its efforts to uphold gun safety legislation in the courts in the years ahead.
On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, finding for the first time that the Second Amendment gives law-abiding, responsible citizens the right to have a gun in the home for self-protection. While leaders in the gun lobby boasted that the decision would lead to the dismantling of gun safety regulations throughout the country, an examination of the legal landscape in a post-Heller world shows a far different reality.
As schools let out across the country on the first day of summer, parents are taking steps to keep their children safer from unintentional gun violence. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence joined with child safety and public health organizations nationwide today to promote ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day, a campaign encouraging parents to ASK if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play.
Early this morning, yet another community was rocked by the news of a shooting that left 20 injured at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, NJ. While details are still coming in, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued a statement expressing outrage at yet another mass shooting in America.
Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law six bills that give his state some of the strongest gun safety protections in the nation. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which endorsed Gov. Murphy during his 2017 election campaign, praised the governor and New Jersey lawmakers for taking such a decisive step to protect their constituents from gun violence.
On the heels of nine gun safety champions winning their elections this past week, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced the organization’s next round of endorsements. These five candidates join the previously announced Brady-backed nominees.
Following primaries in California and New Jersey this week, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence congratulated the nine endorsed candidates who won their elections. Come November, these gun safety candidates will face off against NRA-backed candidates who have repeatedly blocked efforts to keep their constituents safe from gun violence.
Today, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told a Senate committee that her federal commission on school safety will not discuss the role guns play in school violence. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence reacted to the announcement with bewilderment.
As voters across the country #WearOrange in honor of Gun Violence Awareness Month, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced a set of endorsements for gun safety champions at the federal and state level in California and New Jersey ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections. These 16 candidates join the seven previously announced endorsements by the organization.