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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Monday, March 09, 2009
Mexico Violence And The US As The Gun Source
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is issuing a background document for journalists covering the gun violence in Mexico and the policy issues surrounding how America’s gun laws are helping to fuel that violence. The paper is available at http://www.bradycenter.org/xshare/pdf/reports/mexico-us-violence-background.pdf .
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Restrictions on Guns for Domestic Abusers
The United States Supreme Court today rejected arguments by the gun lobby and convicted wife beater Randy Edward Hayes that federal law allowed Hayes to possess firearms, upholding the broad federal ban on gun possession by convicted misdemeanor domestic violence abusers. The Court cited arguments made by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence about the risks posed by firearms in the hands of domestic abusers .
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Newswire article
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Government Documents Show Bush Administration Ignored Warnings 'Guns in Parks Rule' Violated Law
The Bush Administration ignored warnings from senior career Interior Department officials that its last-minute rule change allowing the carrying of loaded, concealed firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges was being hurried through in violation of Federal law, government documents obtained by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence show.
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Brady Campaign State Scorecards: Most Scores Remain Low Despite Renewed Push for Stronger Gun Laws
Most states have weak or non-existent gun laws that help feed the illegal gun market, allow the sale of guns without Brady background checks and put families and children at risk, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. But more and more states are pushing legislation to strengthen their gun laws. The organization’s 2008 state scorecards, which rate each state on the strength of its gun laws, are being released today for all 50 states.
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Newswire article
Thursday, January 08, 2009
A Year After New Law Enacted, Progress on Brady Background Checks, But Still a Long Way to Go
In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy in April 2007, nearly all elected officials, as well as the public, agreed about one important policy change: the Federal Brady background check system needed strengthening to make it harder for dangerous people like the Virginia Tech killer to purchase dangerous weapons.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Brady Campaign Sues Interior Department Over Rule Allowing Concealed Guns In Parks, Will Seek Injunction
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today filed suit in federal court asking that the court strike down a last-minute Bush Administration rule change allowing concealed, loaded firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and seeks an injunction to block the rule, which is scheduled to go into effect on January 9, 2009.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Next Interior Secretary Should Rescind Bush Rule Allowing Concealed Guns In Parks
The Brady Campaign today urged Senator Ken Salazar, if confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Obama Administration's Secretary of the Interior, to initiate steps to rescind a rule rushed out this month by the Bush Administration that threatens to make America's national parks less safe for visitors.
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