On June 21st Brady's Annual ASK Day launched with fanfare as dozens of stories on the event appeared in newspapers throughout the country and online. One of the biggest stories that day occurred quite by accident.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has approved an agreement to pay $1.1 million in legal fees to attorneys including the Brady Center and its pro bono partners who, representing doctors, successfully challenged an NRA-backed Florida law that prevented doctors from talking to their patients about the risks of guns in the home.
An Oregon trial court ruled that a lawsuit can proceed against a gun store and an online gun dealer for their role in selling guns used in a crime spree, in a case that is the first of its kind in Oregon. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Michael Greenlick denied the gun sellers’ motions to dismiss a case brought by the family of Kirsten Englund, who was killed in 2013 with one of the guns. The judge ruled that a federal gun industry protection law – the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act – does not prohibit the Englunds’ case. The lawsuit now proceeds to discovery.
A new report from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence details the toll of treating gun violence victims on our health care system and the impacts of proposed changes to that system on hospitals, taxpayers, and gunshot victims struggling to recover from their wounds.
An updated Stand Your Ground law became the second piece of NRA-backed legislation in Florida ruled unconstitutional this year. The state legislature usurped the Florida court system to update the 2005 law and make it easier for defendants to receive immunity and avoid trial.
Brady Campaign president Dan Gross issued the following statement after a mass shooting at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center today.
Preserving a major victory for gun violence prevention laws and the Brady Center, the Supreme Court declined to hear challenges to California's reasonable restrictions on concealed handgun permitting today. Due in part to Brady's help, the Ninth Circuit upheld as constitutional the permitting process last year in Peruta v. County of San Diego.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, along with the National Parent-Teacher Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and other partner organizations, will recognize Wednesday, June 21, as ASK Day. The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign reminds parents and caregivers the importance of asking if there are unlocked guns in the homes where their children visit and play.
As the only national gun violence prevention organization to ever pass federal gun safety legislation that has made all Americans safer, the Brady Campaign knows what it takes to win the fight against gun violence.
Brady Campaign Dan Gross issued the following statement on the shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria this morning.