Brady Background Checks: 15 Years | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Brady Background Checks: 15 Years

President Clinton signed the Brady bill into law fifteen years ago on November 30, 1993.

Since Brady background checks went into effect in February 1994, every day, more than 300 attempts by dangerous people to purchase a gun have been blocked. During the same time period, gun crimes declined sharply.

Brady background checks have contributed to the decline in gun crime by making it harder for dangerous people like felons, domestic violence offenders, and fugitives from justice to purchase guns at gun dealers.

Read the full report Brady Background Checks: 15 Years.