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, October 18, 2010
CO Supreme Court to Decide Whether Colleges May Prohibit Guns on Campus
The Colorado Supreme Court today agreed to decide whether the University of Colorado will continue to be able to protect student safety by prohibiting firearms at the University. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Colorado gun violence prevention groups had filed a friend of the court brief urging the Court to hear the case and overturn an April 2010 appeals court ruling allowing a lawsuit to proceed that seeks to
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Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Pittsburgh Urges Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Throw Out NRA Lawsuit
The City of Pittsburgh yesterday urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to throw out the National Rifle Association’s lawsuit which challenges the city’s ordinance helping to prevent gun trafficking by requiring the reporting of lost or stolen guns . The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence represents Pittsburgh pro bono.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Justice Department Funds Will Improve Brady Background Checks
The U.S. Justice Department’s announcement yesterday of almost $17 million in grants to eight states to improve their Brady background check systems were made possible by legislation passed by Congress in December 2007 and signed by President George W.
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Thursday, September 09, 2010
Senate Committee Will Take Up 'Reform' Bill That Would Protect Corrupt Gun Dealers
The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced plans to hold a hearing next Tuesday on a bill that would severely undermine the powers of a key Federal law enforcement agency to police the nation's most reckless gun dealers. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) "Reform and Firearms Modernization Act," would severely undermine federal gun law enforcement and protect corrupt gun dealers. The legislation would make it virtually impossible for ATF to revoke the licenses of gun dealers who violate federal law.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Brady Speaker to Address Non-Violence at "Reclaim the Dream" Rally
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence President Paul Helmke today announced that Brady Campaign Board Member Robert Bates, a former legislative assistant to the late Senator Ted Kennedy, will speak on the organization's behalf at the August 28 Reclaim the Dream Rally , o
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Eleven Years After Shooting Rampage, Loophole Still Allows Killers to Get Guns Without a Background Check
Eleven years ago today, at 11 o'clock in the morning in sunny Granada Hills, California, a man who professed to wanting to kill Jews brandished an Uzi assault rifle at the North Valley Jewish Community Center and shot a five-year-old boy, two six-year-old boys, a 16-year-old camp counselor and a 68-year-old receptionist. He then fled and later killed a postal worker before surrendering.
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Wednesday, August 04, 2010
White House Avoidance of Gun Issue Weakens Critical Law Enforcement Agency
The year and a half delay by President Barack Obama in naming a director to oversee the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives has seriously weakened efforts to enforce Federal firearms laws, thus jeopardizing public safety and national security.
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Nine Dead in Connecticut, Two in Indiana
This morning, police said, a disgruntled worker at a Hartford beer and wine distributor shot and killed eight people before being shot and killed by police, while a masked gunman with an assault rifle killed two and injured six at a party in Indianapolis, Indiana. Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and former Indiana political leader, issued the following statement from Chicago:
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Monday, July 26, 2010
NRA, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin Plan Rally at Lincoln Memorial on Day of King March
The National Rifle Association, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are using the anniversary and site of Dr. Martin Luther King's 1963 March on Washington for what they are calling a "Restoring Honor Rally."
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Friday, July 02, 2010
America Leads: Unfortunately, in Gun Homicides
God Bless America. On the eve of the Fourth of July, as Americans reflect on the history of the nation’s founding and contemplate its future, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has released the latest edition of its God Bless America poster , documenting that, in one year, guns murdered 17 people in Finland, 35 in Australia, 39 in England and Wales, 60 in Spain, 194 in Germany, 200 in Canada, and 9,484 in the United States.
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