Last updated on: 4/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
Reasoning:

“The Brady Campaign supports a policy platform that addresses the problem of gun violence and is driven by the opportunity to save the most lives. Every death is a tragedy, whether in a mass shooting that horrifies our entire nation, or one of the 32 gun murders or 90 gun deaths in our communities and homes every day… Policies such as ‘universal background checks’ on all gun sales would keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill and other illegal purchasers without impacting anyone else’s Second Amendment right to own guns. Background checks are supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans, including gun owners, and they make us all safer.”

“Changing Laws,” www.bradycampaign.org (accessed Mar. 26, 2015)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Brady Campaign supports a policy platform that addresses the problem of gun violence and is driven by the opportunity to save the most lives. Every death is a tragedy, whether in a mass shooting that horrifies our entire nation, or one of the 32 gun murders or 90 gun deaths in our communities and homes every day. We applaud the Obama Administration, members of Congress, and others at the federal and state level who are leading a policy conversation based on our common goals and values, avoiding the usual, divisive political debate. Policies such as ‘universal background checks’ on all gun sales would keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill and other illegal purchasers without impacting anyone else’s Second Amendment right to own guns. Background checks are supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans, including gun owners, and they make us all safer.”

“Changing Laws,” www.bradycampaign.org (accessed Apr. 21, 2015)

Mission:

“Of the 32,000 people who die from gun violence in this country each year, how many could be saved? Brady’s strategic approach of legal action against bad apple gun dealers, extending background checks and changing social norms around guns seeks to change this tragic reality.”

“About Brady,” www.bradycampaign.org/about-brady (accessed Apr. 21, 2015)

Other:
501(c)(4) nonprofit organization
Contact Info:
Phone
202-370-8131
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
www.bradycampaign.org
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?