Success Stories | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Success Stories

The Brady Center and Campaign work to prevent gun violence by changing culture, changing laws, and changing the gun industry. We have brought and supported lawsuits that have forced the gun industry to change the way it does business, and led or assisted in cases to strike down dangerous gun laws, as well as efforts to defend laws that keep our communities safe.

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Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham was shot and killed by gang members with a trafficked gun supplied by a Mississippi dealer. The Brady Center’s lawsuit for Wortham’s family led to a settlement in which the dealer agreed to reform its practices.
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An NRA-backed Washington man sued Colorado for denying him a concealed carry permit. The Brady Center argued the case in federal court, helping the State win a ruling that the Second Amendment does not protect carrying loaded, hidden handguns.

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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.

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A playmate shot and killed Nafis Jefferson, 7, with a gun sold to a trafficker, then ditched by a drug dealer on the street. The Brady Center’s lawsuit for Nafis’ mother held accountable the gun dealer who supplied and profited from the trafficker.

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