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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Friday, June 25, 2010
Statement of Paul Helmke on PA Court Ruling Against NRA Lawsuit
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence , commented on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruling today affirming the dismissal of the National Rifle Association’s lawsuit challenging Pittsburgh’s ordinance requiring that gun owners tell police if they discover their firearms have been lost or stolen :
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Statement of Brady President Paul Helmke on Passage of Campaign Finance Bill
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement on passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives to require disclosure of sources of funding in federal elections: “This bill exempting the NRA, and only a handful of other wealthy groups, from having to follow the same rules as other advocacy groups involved in political campaigns is fundamentally flawed, likely can’t survive judicial scrutiny, and should be rejected by the United States Senate as currently written.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
“Anatomy" Of A Legislative Mess
It's a fair question, one the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence presumed Americans might want to ask of their members of Congress. And in terms of questions about politicians, there could be worse anatomical references. The question: "Congress: Do you have a backbone?"
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Incidents Indicate Scrutiny of Guns in Public Places Is Desperately Needed
Three incidents in two weeks involving people carrying guns in public places has left three people dead, three injured, and a family terrified.
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Monday, May 24, 2010
Statement by Brady President Helmke on Mexico President Calderon's Plea
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued this statement today in response to Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s challenge to a joint meeting of Congress Thursday, May 20:
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Montana "Firearms Freedom Act" Would Arm Criminals, Threaten National Security
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, joined by a coalition of Montana and national gun violence prevention, law enforcement, and domestic violence groups, filed a “friend of the court” brief today in the U.S. District Court for Montana urging the Court to strike down the Montana “Firearms Freedom Act” as unconstitutional and a dangerous threat to our communities and our nation’s security.
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Friday, May 14, 2010
As NRA Convention Begins, Poll Shows Voters Oppose Pushing Guns in Public
Voters don’t want more loaded guns in public places, either carried openly or concealed, and they’re less likely to vote for a candidate for office who pushes for such policies, according to a poll of registered voters conducted for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence by highly regarded polling firm Lake Research Partners .
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Starbucks, Note: Most in Poll, Particularly Women, Don't Want Guns in Stores
A solid majority of Americans favor Starbucks and other retail establishments establishing strict “no guns” policies for their retail premises. The numbers are dramatically more pronounced among women who say the current policy allowing guns makes them fear for their safety. This data comes from a new poll conducted for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence .
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Thursday, May 06, 2010
A Decade Later, Million Mom March Endures As a Force to Save Lives
Ten years ago, on Mother's Day 2000, some three-quarters of a million people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the largest demonstration in history supporting stricter gun laws.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Statement of Paul Helmke on DC Voting Rights Legislation, Eviscerating DC's Gun Laws
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement on the announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives would move to a vote on a bill that gives the District voting representation in Congress but also removes most of DC's gun laws:
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