The NRA sued the City of Pittsburgh in 2009, arguing that an ordinance requiring reporting of missing guns conflicted with state law. The Brady Center successfully represented the City pro bono, and had the case dismissed by the state Supreme Court.
The President’s concessions to the “guns anywhere” mentality of the gun lobby and lack of leadership for common-sense gun laws has earned him a grade of "F".
Loopholes that allow criminals and other dangerous people to obtain and retain guns all too easily – including military-style assault weapons – remain open, and are exploited by extremists.
In the US we have two gun markets: A regulated one, where buyers are checked to see if they can legally buy guns, and an unregulated one, where they are not. This report clearly presents the threat this is to our neighborhoods and communities.
Unless existing gun laws are strengthened, drug cartels and criminals in Mexico and the U.S. will continue to amass arsenals that threaten families and communities in the United States.
Brady background checks have contributed to the decline in gun crime by making it harder for dangerous people like felons, domestic violence offenders, and fugitives from justice to purchase guns at gun dealers.
This report shows that support for gun laws can be a winning message for politicians and not a dangerous political "wedge" issue.