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"...Stand Your Ground’ laws, especially when combined with lax ‘shall issue’ concealed firearm carrying laws, can encourage violent interactions, make Americans less safe, and make it more difficult to bring justice to those who wrongfully injure or kill," according to prepared testimony by Jonathan Lowy, Director of the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project.

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Starbucks today announced they are asking customers to leave their guns behind when customers visit their establishments. We are glad Starbucks is starting to take this issue seriously and are listening to the voice of their customers and the voice of the American people.

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Washington, DC – On September 11, hours after the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced that it was prepared to file suit in federal court against Missouri’s HB 436 if it was enacted, the Missouri Senate failed to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the legislation. HB 436 would have criminalized enforcement of federal gun laws, declared them null and void within the state, and criminalized the publication of names of firearms owners.
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The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today announced that it is prepared to file suit in federal court against Missouri’s law that criminalizes enforcement of federal gun regulations and declares them null and void within the state. The state legislature will hold votes today to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the legislation, HB 436.

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