Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
BRADY CENTER APPLAUDS AG HEALEY, MASS. MEDICAL SOCIETY FOR GUN SAFETY PROGRAM
WASHINGTON - America's leading gun violence prevention organization applauded a new gun safety program sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that will educate patients about gun safety and the risks of gun ownership, and train medical providers to talk to patients about guns.
Brady Center president Dan Gross said, "Gun violence is a public health issue, and we applaud these leaders for treating it like one. We all need to talk about the safety risks posed by guns, and healthcare providers ought to be an essential part of that conversation."
In addition to its extensive policy and legal work, the Brady Center works to change social norms around gun ownership and educate families on the risks of keeping a gun in the home. Brady’s family-oriented site, Talk About Guns, is geared toward gun owners. With provocative PSAs and helpful conversation guides, it's intended to strike up a dialogue that helps gun owners and non gun owners alike make informed decisions that save lives.
The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. For more insight on gun violence prevention, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BradyBuzz.
About Us: The Brady Campaign and Center, united with the Million Mom March, is a national network of over 90 grassroots chapter affiliates mobilized to prevent gun violence at the community level. The network has played a vital role in expanding Brady background checks in the six states that have passed legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and produced the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history - The Million Mom March, Mother's Day 2000.