Brady Campaign co-president Kris Brown issued the following statement after House Republicans moved H.R. 3668: the SHARE Act out of committee. The package has several bad gun safety provisions including the so-called Hearing Protection Act to roll back existing ATF regulations that have effectively kept silencers out of dangerous and prohibited hands for more than 80 years.
The demographics of suicide-related gun violence overall skew heavily toward white men, who make up 79 percent of all firearm suicide victims and about 60 percent of total gun deaths in the U.S., according to an updated report from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
The Board of Trustees of The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced today it has appointed Kristin Brown and Avery Gardiner, as Co-Presidents of the Washington, D.C., nonprofit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.