20 years of Brady Background Checks | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

20 years of Brady Background Checks

It was 20 years ago that Congress passed, and President Clinton signed, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. As a result of this landmark law, criminals can no longer simply lie about their record and buy guns; now, federally licensed gun dealers must check the buyer’s background to make sure that he or she is not prohibited from possessing guns. We knew that Brady background checks would save lives. And we now have 20 years of proof that Brady background checks work.

Read the full report 20 years of Brady Background Checks.