"...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.
Governor Jerry Brown sent conflicting messages to Californians today by vetoing key gun reform policies while signing other measures into law.
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.
Today our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Washington, DC community, especially the family members and victims, as the facts continue to unfold in the Navy Yard shooting.
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.
Keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people remains a top-priority in California, including closing loopholes in the current law that allow criminals to buy ammunition without a background check.
Today the Obama Administration locked one backdoor used to get around Brady background checks. The Executive Orders issued by the Obama Administration and ATF begin to plug a growing hole in our nation’s Brady background check system and help limit the availability of military-grade weapons in the United States.
Singer Tony Bennett, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma in 1965, will perform at the “Realize the Dream” rally as part of the Voices Against Violence (VAV) campaign on Saturday, August 24th at the Lincoln Memorial.