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15 Feb, 2009, 08:24 ET Statement of Paul Helmke on Federal Government's Filing in Guns in Parks Litigation

Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement: "Late Friday night, the United States...


12 Feb, 2009, 14:15 ET Government Documents Show Bush Administration Ignored Warnings 'Guns In Parks Rule' Violated Law

The Bush Administration ignored warnings from senior career Interior Department officials that its last-minute rule change allowing the...


04 Feb, 2009, 08:00 ET Brady Campaign State Scorecards: Most Scores Remain Low Despite Renewed Push for Stronger Gun Laws

Most states have weak or non-existent gun laws that help feed the illegal gun market, allow the sale of guns without Brady background checks and...


23 Jan, 2009, 12:52 ET Statement of Paul Helmke on Selection of Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. Senate Seat From New York

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following...


15 Jan, 2009, 14:51 ET Twenty Years Since a Nightmare: Stockton, CA School Shooting of 35 Led to Strengthening of Gun Laws

Twenty years ago this Saturday in Stockton, a close-knit farm city in the heart of California's Central Valley, a man with a history of arrests,...


14 Jan, 2009, 09:51 ET Brady Campaign Submits Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee in Strong Support of Eric Holder's Nomination

Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Judiciary Committee today...


12 Jan, 2009, 19:10 ET Indiana Supreme Court Denies Gun Manufacturers' Appeal of Gary, Indiana's Lawsuit

FIRST STATE SUPREME COURT TO REJECT APPLICATION OF FEDERAL GUN INDUSTRY SHIELD LAW In a landmark ruling today, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled...


08 Jan, 2009, 12:46 ET A Year After New Law Enacted, Progress on Brady Background Checks, But Still a Long Way to Go

In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy in April 2007, nearly all elected officials, as well as the public, agreed about one important policy...


30 Dec, 2008, 11:09 ET Brady Campaign Sues Interior Department Over Rule Allowing Concealed Guns in Parks, Will Seek Court Injunction

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today filed suit in federal court asking that the court...


26 Dec, 2008, 13:28 ET Christmas Eve Massacre Statement from Paul Helmke

In response to a man dressed in a Santa suit opening fire at a home in Colvino, California, shooting an eight-year-old girl in the face, her...


17 Dec, 2008, 14:17 ET Next Interior Secretary Should Rescind Bush Rule Allowing Concealed Guns in Parks

The Brady Campaign today urged Senator Ken Salazar, if confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Obama Administration's Secretary of the Interior,...


17 Dec, 2008, 10:39 ET Brady Campaign Praises Education Secretary Nominee, Principled Believer in Common-Sense Limits on Possession of Firearms

When the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence invited Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan to accept its annual Abraham Lincoln Award in...


12 Dec, 2008, 15:13 ET Only in America: Infamous School Shooter Almost Permitted to Carry Hidden, Loaded Firearm

Andrew Golden, who helped kill four students and a teacher and wound 10 others at Jonesboro, Arkansas, Westside Middle School in 1998, spent hours...


08 Dec, 2008, 17:03 ET A Good Cigar May Be a Smoke, But a Gun Is Not a Medical Device, FDA Says in Response to Gunmaker

The headlines were attention-grabbing. Discovery News wrote "FDA Approves Handgun for the Handicapped." The website NowPublic wrote "FDA Certifies...


05 Dec, 2008, 16:47 ET Brady Campaign Blasts Last Minute Bush Administration Move to Allow Concealed Guns in National Parks

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sharply criticized the Bush Administration's decision today to rush through a last minute change to...


19 Nov, 2008, 16:10 ET Voter Poll Data Shows Broad Support for Stronger Gun Laws in Obama Administration

Post-election polling of people who voted in this last election shows broad support across the country for strengthening background checks and...


07 Nov, 2008, 11:31 ET Brady Post-Election Report: Supporters of Sensible Gun Laws Won, Gun Lobby Lost, Gun Issue Lost Its 'Wedge'

Across the country, from the Presidential race to U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state races, voters elected candidates supporting sensible gun laws,...


05 Nov, 2008, 13:04 ET Brady-Backed Challengers Help Dems Regain Majority in New York State Senate

In a major upset, two New York State Senate challengers endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence defeated long-term NRA-backed...


05 Nov, 2008, 11:07 ET Election Results a Major Victory for Common Sense Gun Laws

The election of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President along with significant wins in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of...


05 Nov, 2008, 00:05 ET Election Night Results So Far: Common Sense On Guns Confirmed

With Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden appearing headed toward victory in the race for President and Vice President, and other results...