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Director of Racial Justice, Senior Counsel

Kelly Sampson headshot

With a background in litigation, human capital consulting, and diversity and inclusion, Kelly Sampson brings a variety of experiences to Brady. In particular, she works to reduce gun violence by advocating for evidence-based policies that prevent gun violence without exacerbating existing racial disparities. 

Kelly is a nationally recognized expert on the connection between racial justice and gun violence, who has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Further, she has represented Brady in numerous major news outlets, conferences, and convenings. A keen writer, Kelly has written a variety of pieces on the intersection of gun violence, white supremacy, racism, and extremism, including “The Supreme Court’s Second and Fifteenth Amendment Hypocrisy Could Shoot Down Voting Rights . . . and People,” published by the UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review in 2023. In addition, she authored "Origin of an Insurrection: How Second Amendment Extremism Led to the January 6 Capitol Attack" and co-authored “The Right Not To Be Shot: Public Safety, Private Guns, and the Constellation of Constitutional Liberties.”

With Brady Podcast Producer Jillian Janflone, Kelly also co-hosts the award-winning podcast “Red, Blue, and Brady,” bringing together survivors, activists, academics, politicians, and more to explore America's firearms epidemic and its underlying causes. Originally from Detroit, Kelly earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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