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, May 10, 2011
New Report Says Weak Gun Laws Threaten Officer Safety
Law enforcement officers suffered a 24 percent increase in deaths by gunfire in 2010 over the previous year, according to a new report, Officers Gunned Down , released by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The report was issued Tuesday as thousands of law enforcement officers prepare for the annual observance of Police Week, with events memorializing police officers killed in the line of duty.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Jim and Sarah Brady Urge Congress to Continue Progress on Life-Saving Legacy Begun by the Brady Law
President Bill Clinton once summed up the public service of Jim and Sarah Brady this way: "If it hadn't been for them, we would not have passed the Brady Law, and then the ban on assault weapons, and on cop-killer bullets...How many people are alive today because of Jim and Sarah Brady?" the President asked, and then answered, "Countless."
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
NRA's "Inappropriate Influence" Over CDC Firearms Research Questioned By Brady Center
The Brady Center today made public its letter questioning the National Rifle Association’s “improper influence” over Centers for Disease Control (CDC) firearms research. The letter, dated March 1, 2011, was e-mailed and sent via the U.S. postal service to the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services.
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Monday, February 28, 2011
On 17th Anniversary of the Brady Law, 17 Ways to Reduce Gun Violence
Seventeen years after the Brady Law went into effect on February 28, 1994, Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, expressed pride in the law's accomplishments, but also urged political leaders to do more to protect Americans from gun violence. Helmke outlined 17 common sense measures, including closing loopholes allowing too many gun sales to be conducted without background checks, holding gun dealers and manufacturers accountable, slowing illegal gun sales and trafficking and more.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
Young Leaders Display Courage, Dedication Despite Tremendous Odds in Fight to Keep College Campuses Safe From Gun Violence
Today, the power of youth action that has driven some of the most important social changes in U.S. history is on display in Texas as two young men mobilize an effort by students and other advocates to keep dangerous loaded guns off college campuses.
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Friday, February 04, 2011
Brady Center Opposes Attempt to Dismiss Suit Against Badger Guns
The Legal Action Project of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today filed a Brief in Opposition to Badger Gun Shop's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two police officers against the shop. The officers’ suit alleges that Badger illegally sold a gun that was used to shoot them.
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Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Obama Administration to Pay $140,000 for Defending "Flawed" Bush Administration "Guns in Parks" Rule
The U.S. Department of the Interior has agreed to pay $140,000 in attorneys’ fees for defending, against a court challenge by the Brady Campaign , a legally flawed rule allowing the carrying of loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.
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Friday, January 28, 2011
Gun Violence Prevention Groups Applaud Push For Congressional Hearings On Tucson Shootings
National gun violence prevention groups applauded a written request made today by the Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee calling for a hearing to address gun violence in the wake of the shootings in Tucson, AZ that killed six and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Brady Center Urges Court to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging NJ's Guns in Public Laws
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence late yesterday filed a brief in federal court in New Jersey urging the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to strike down New Jersey laws regulating the carrying of loaded guns in public .
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Brady President Responds to President Obama's State of the Union Address
How can President Obama tell us that 'the dreams of a little girl in Tucson are not so different than those of our own children, and that all deserve the chance to be fulfilled,' without talking about the gun violence that destroyed those dreams?
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