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, January 25, 2011
Brady Campaign Urges Support for Gun Violence Prevention Legislative Package
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today announced strong support for a package of legislative proposals introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). The three bills seek to close loopholes in federal gun laws and restrict civilian access to large capacity ammunition magazines.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Gun Dealers "Lost" More than 62,000 Firearms Since 2008
Licensed gun dealers nationwide “lost” an average of at least 56 firearms every day over the last three years, according to a Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence analysis of new data released last week by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) at a gun industry trade show. From 2008 to 2010, at least 62,134 firearms left gun dealers’ inventory without a record of being legally sold.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Brady Campaign Joins Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, National Gun Violence Prevention Group to Ban Large Capacity Magazines
Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke joined U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and other leading national advocates for reducing gun violence today at 2 p.m. in the U.S. Capitol to discuss the introduction of - and a plan to advance - her legislation to ban large capacity ammunition magazines such as the one used in the tragic January 8 shooting in Tucson, AZ.
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Friday, January 14, 2011
Brady Campaign Lauds President Obama's Commitment to Preventing Gun Violence
Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ comments on preventing gun violence: “I watched President Obama’s moving speech in Tucson Wednesday night with great interest. I was happy to hear him say the following:
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Friday, December 17, 2010
Brady Campaign Applauds ATF Plan to Collect Reports of Bulk Weapons Sales
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today applauded the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for its plan to issue an emergency rules change to require that federally-licensed gun dealers near the Mexico border report multiple sales of assault weapons .
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Tuesday, December 07, 2010
John Lennon: One of a Million Victims of Gun Violence in Just 30 Years
Thirty years ago on December 8, 1980 legendary singer/ composer John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment building by a stalker. Since that tragic day in 1980, nearly a million other people in the United States have been killed with guns.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Teen Supported by NRA Lawsuit Fills Facebook Page with Violent, Threatening Messages
Violent images and messages fill the Facebook pages of the 18-year-old Texan, who has brought a lawsuit, joined by the National Rifle Association, to give 18-20 year-olds a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence .
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Brady Center Urges Court to Throw Out NRA Lawsuit to Allow Teenagers to Carry Concealed Firearms
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today filed a brief in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas urging the court to throw out an NRA lawsuit claiming that teens and young persons ages 18-20 have a constitutional right to carry loaded, concealed weapons in public.
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Gun Control Supporters From Both Parties Win Senate Seats
Supporters of common sense restrictions on guns, from both political parties, won a number of U.S. Senate seats yesterday. Senator-Elect Mark Kirk in Illinois is a co-sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives of legislation to close the gun show loophole. Senator-Elect Dan Coats in Indiana was opposed by the National Rifle Association because of his votes for the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban in the early 1990s, during his previous service in the Senate. Both of these wins were pickups by Republicans of Democratic seats.
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Gun Control Supporters From Both Parties Win Senate Seats
Supporters of common sense restrictions on guns, from both political parties, won a number of U.S. Senate seats yesterday.
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