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.
Nearly two weeks after 10 people at Santa Fe High School were murdered by a gunman, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled a proposal today that would increase armed security at schools, reduce the number of school entrances, and invest in mental health services. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sharply criticized the proposal for calling for more rather than fewer guns in schools, while noting the governor’s consistent support for the National Rifle Association and the gun lobby.
On the heels of Joseph Kopser, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s first endorsed candidate in the 2018 midterm cycle, winning the Democratic runoff in Texas’s 21st congressional district, the storied gun violence prevention organization is announcing a series of endorsements in Congressional and statewide races throughout the country.
Following Joseph Kopser’s victory tonight in the Democratic primary runoff in Texas’s 21st congressional district, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence hailed his victory as a win for gun violence prevention advocates.