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, April 09, 2010
Brady Center Statement on the Retirement of Justice Stevens
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement today about Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ plan to retire this summer:
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
As Gun Issue Heats Up, Book Attacks 'Bumper Sticker' Logic of Gun Rights Movement
As coffee giant Starbucks finds itself mired in controversy over guns in its stores; “gun rights” activists prepare to converge on Washington, D.C. on April 19 in an atmosphere poisoned by threats of rightwing violence; and the U.S. Supreme Court considers its second landmark Second Amendment case in two years, one of the nation’s leading gun control advocates calls for a new reality-based discussion of guns and violence that rejects the “bumper sticker logic” of the gun lobby.
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Friday, March 26, 2010
Brady Center Applauds Court Decision Upholding Strong D.C. Gun Laws
U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo M. Urbina today upheld as constitutional several strong gun laws enacted by the District of Columbia following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2008 decision striking down D.C.’s handgun ban in District of Columbia v.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Starbucks: Customers Carry Guns But Employees Are Prohibited
The Starbucks Coffee Company allows customers to carry guns, yet prohibits employees from having weapons in Starbucks stores. "These two policies seem to be in conflict," said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "If employees having guns is dangerous, why isn't it equally dangerous for customers to have guns?"
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Monday, March 15, 2010
Paranoid Pentagon Shooter, Denied Guns by Law, Obtains Weapon Through Gun Show Loophole
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement about news reports that John Patrick Bedell, the dangerously mentally ill California man who opened fire on police guarding the Pentagon March 4, was armed with a gun sold without a Brady background check at a gun show in Las Vegas, Nevada:
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Brady Center Applauds Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rulings on Second Amendment
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which filed amicus briefs in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in both Commonwealth v. Runyan and Commonwealth v. DePina, released the following statement on the Court’s rulings: “The gun lobby’s argument that the Second Amendment gives gun owners the right to place children at risk by leaving unsecured guns in the home was appropriately rejected. Courts must continue to reject efforts by the gun lobby and gun criminals to strike down common sense gun laws that save lives.”
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Brady Campaign Statement On Arguments In U. S. Supreme Court Gun Case
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, observed the oral argument today in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago at the U.S. Supreme Court, and issued the following statement: "In the two years since the Heller decision, courts throughout the country have rejected the arguments of gun criminals and the gun lobby that the Second Amendment enshrines their 'any gun, anywhere, any time' agenda.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Brady Campaign State Scorecards: Most States Have Weak Gun Laws
Most states have weak or non-existent gun laws, helping feed the illegal gun market and allowing the sale of guns without background checks including at gun shows, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Forty-three states fail to close the loophole that allows criminals to buy guns at gun shows without Brady background checks. Scores range from the first-ever "zero," earned by Utah, to 79 for California. The complete scorecard results can be accessed at www.bradycampaign.org .
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
More Than 25,000 Americans So Far Agree: No 'Room for Guns' in Coffeehouses
A Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence petition drive with CREDO Mobile Company to urge the Starbucks Coffee Company to prohibit guns in its retail outlets is attracting substantial support, with more than 25,000 people signing. The petitions will be delivered to the coffee retailer soon. The petition is at http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/starbucks_guns/?rc=brady .
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Friday, February 05, 2010
Brady Campaign Urges Starbucks To Prohibit Guns In Its Retail Outlets
Radical gun enthusiasts have begun parading into California restaurants and coffeehouses in recent weeks brazenly displaying handguns . The gun activists have frightened customers, alarmed police and caused at least two restaurant chains to establish firm policies prohibiting firearms in their retail locations.
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