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On September 6, 2017, The Board of Trustees of The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced a leadership change and appointed Kristin Brown and Avery Gardiner, as Co-Presidents.
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With bipartisan support, the California State Assembly passed SB 536, a firearm violence research bill. Senator Richard Pan's (D-Sacramento) bill will make information related to Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs) available to researchers affiliated with the newly established University of California Firearm Violence Research Center or other nonprofit educational institutions or public agencies focused on the study and prevention of violence.
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As school districts across the country kick off a new academic year, the Brady Campaign is reminding parents and administrators to make sure it's a safe one by helping keep guns out of the classroom. From fatal shootings to middle schoolers caught locked and loaded, there were about three gun incidents a day during the 2016-2017 academic year.
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Brady Campaign president Dan Gross released a statement following the arrest, and video evidence, of a white nationalist at Charlottesville who fired his gun into a crowd of counter protesters after yelling a racial slur on August 12.
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The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today announced the settlement of a lawsuit against a Florida gun dealer, Gerald Tanso, who operated the Lock N Load gun store. The lawsuit, brought by the Brady Center and White & Case on behalf of the families of Imari Shabata and Kelly Allen, alleged that Lock N Load sold a gun in a straw purchase that was used by a seriously mentally ill man to murder them. Shibata and Allen were the shooter's mother and girlfriend, respectively.
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Brady Campaign president Dan Gross issued the following statement on a Justice Department report that charges of unlawful possession of a gun are up by twenty-three percent in the second quarter of 2017 over the same period last year. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said most of those charged were previously convicted felons.
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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.
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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.

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