This afternoon, multiple people were reportedly shot and killed with multiple people injured at the Henry Pratt Company manufacturing plant in Aurora, IL, with the full extent of their injuries still unknown. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following statement, expressing outrage at yet another mass shooting in America.
The Brady Campaign today applauded Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and state legislators for enacting a new law that will require a Brady Background Check for nearly all gun purchases and transfers. The governor signed the bill this afternoon, making Nevada the 21st state to close the “private sale loophole” that has long allowed felons and other dangerous people to avoid background checks.
One year ago, the importance of removing guns from those in crisis was thrown into stark relief as 17 people in Parkland, FL were shot and killed by someone known to be a danger to himself and others. Today, bipartisan legislation, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, was introduced in the House of Representatives to encourage states nationwide to implement important extreme risk laws.
More than three years after nine people were shot and killed, and another three injured at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC, the House Judiciary Committee passed legislation out of markup today that would address the loophole that allows far too many dangerous individuals access to guns when no background check has been completed.
One day before the anniversary of the Parkland, FL shooting that galvanized a nation into action, members of the House Judiciary Committee passed a major bill out of committee that would expand Brady Background Checks to virtually all firearm purchases. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which led the effort to enact the firearms background check system into law nearly 25 years ago, applauded the committee vote on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, and called on the full Congress to pass the bill as soon as possible.
Nearly one year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people, members of Congress are introducing major legislation that would ban the high capacity magazines that have made so many tragic shootings possible.
With a rule pending that would transfer oversight of American gunmakers selling deadly weapons - including military-style assault weapons - internationally from the State Department to the Commerce Department, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sharply criticized the Trump Administration for needlessly endangering lives on a global scale.
Today, Judge Karen H. Pozza denied a motion by Academy Sports + Outdoors to dismiss lawsuits that allege Academy illegally equipped the Sutherland Springs mass shooter with the high capacity assault rifle used in that shooting.
For the first time in eight years, members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing on gun violence prevention, rightfully elevating one of the most important issues to most Americans to a national stage.
Today, state legislators in New York passed a legislative package that will strengthen the state’s already robust gun safety laws. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence hailed the legislation, noting the complexity of the gun violence epidemic.