Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and its legislative and grassroots affiliate, the Brady Campaign and its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, is the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence.

We are devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Victims, Families of Mass Shootings in America Meet Leaders in The White House and Congress
More than 20 family members and victims of mass shootings across America gathered today on Capitol Hill and met with leaders in Congress and the White House, calling on them to seriously address gun violence in this nation. Each family member has their own emotional story including that of a father whose 24-year-old son was killed in Aurora, Colorado while shielding his girlfriend from the shooter, a Chicago mother whose son was shot on a bus, and a father who lost his 15-year-old son in the Columbine shooting, among several others.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Statement from Brady Campaign President Dan Gross in Response to Newtown, CT School Shooting:
From Dan Gross , the Brady Campaign President:
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Internet Gun Site Sued By Brady on Behalf of Woman Killed with Gun Sold Through "Internet Loophole"
The Brady Center announced at a news conference today in Chicago that it has filed a lawsuit for wrongful death in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois against Armslist.com, an Internet gun web site, on behalf of the family of Jitka Vesel, who was murdered by a stalker. The complaint alleges that Jitka was killed with a gun sold illegally in an online sale facilitated by the web site. This is the first lawsuit against a gun website for causing a shooting.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
No Reason for Congress Not to Act to Prevent Gun Violence, Says Justice Stevens at Brady Center Luncheon
At a luncheon hosted by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (ret.) reaffirmed to area lawyers that recent Second Amendment cases, D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago , are not a barrier to Congress passing stronger gun laws that would prevent tragedies, such as recent mass shootings.
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Thursday, October 04, 2012
First Presidential Debate Makes News For What It Misses: A Question About Guns
Brady Campaign President Dan Gross today released the following statement in response to the first presidential debate of the 2012 elections, held in Denver, Colorado: “Members of eight families who lost loved ones in the Aurora theater massacre on Monday joined us and tens of thousands of other Americans in calling on Debate Moderator Jim Lehrer to ask President Obama and Gov. Romney to present solutions to gun violence.
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Monday, October 01, 2012
Letter from the Aurora Families to Presidential Debate Moderator Jim Lehrer
Dear Mr. Lehrer: On Sept. 19, you, as the moderator of the nation’s first presidential debate, announced that the questions you would ask President Obama and Governor Romney will focus solely on the economy, healthcare, the role of government and governing. We, members of the families who lost loved ones in the Aurora Theater shooting on July 20th, believe that the problem of gun violence in America must be addressed.
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Monday, August 13, 2012
Brady Announces Push For Moderator To Ask About Guns In First Presidential Debate
The Brady Campaign today released a letter to presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer, calling on him to ask President Obama and Governor Romney to present plans to prevent gun deaths and injuries in the first presidential debate that will be held in Denver, Colorado. The Brady Campaign has been leading a national conversation on gun violence with an online campaign, www.WeAreBetterThanThis.org , and will ask Americans to join the call for questions on guns in the presidential campaign. The letter reads:
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Friday, July 20, 2012
We Don't Want Sympathy From The President Or Other Elected Officials; We Invite Americans To Join Our Campaign To Hold Politicians Accountable To Act
“On behalf of the Brady Campaign, I send our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and survivors of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. This tragedy is another grim reminder that guns are the enablers of mass killers and that our nation pays an unacceptable price for our failure to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. We are outraged. We understand that President Obama has just spoken and so might Mitt Romney.
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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Brady Campaign Statement on the NRA’s Defense of Dangerous “Shoot First” Laws
Brady Campaign President Dan Gross issued the following statement in response to a statement by the National Rifle Association on "Shoot First" laws:
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Speaker Boehner Makes Time For Gun Industry, But Not For Victims of Gun Violence
Brady Campaign President Dan Gross issued the following statement on the refusal of House Speaker John Boehner to meet with victims of gun violence this week, which was marked by the anniversaries of the Virginia Tech and Columbine shootings:
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