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Brady Fighting in the Courtroom

For more than 30 years, Brady’s legal team has been the nation’s only law group fighting on behalf of victims and communities to prevent gun deaths and injuries.

We've argued and won before state supreme courts, trial courts, and federal appeals courts, arguing or filing legal briefs in 44 states, and helping win important victories in the United States Supreme Court. Brady's Legal Alliance works with hundreds of lawyers and firms that contribute their passion and time — pro bono — to reform the corporate gun lobby and secure justice for the victims and survivors of gun violence.

Types of Gun Violence

Calling out Manufacturers Supplying Criminal Firearms in Gary

Indiana Supreme Court upholds City of Gary’s claims of unlawful marketing and negligent gun sales by various gun manufacturers for contributing to gun violence in Illinois.

City of Gary v. Smith & Wesson

Types of Gun Violence

Online Gun Sellers Supply Firearms Used in Shooting Rampage

Brady filed suit in case where prohibited person with domestic violence restraining order went on a shooting rampage at his wife’s workplace with firearm obtained through ArmsList.

Daniel v. Armslist

Types of Gun Violence

Las Vegas: Uncovering the Truth About Bump Stocks

Lawsuit filed against Slide Fire Solutions, which invented bump stocks and claims its main purpose is to assist those with limited hand mobility, as its founder boasts of its mimicry of automatic gun fire.

Prescott et al v. Slide Fire Solutions

Straw Purchasers Accountable in Death of Pennsylvania Police Officer and US Marine

Brady filed suit and judge dismissed gun dealer’s preliminary objections, allowing case to push forward and hold dealers accountable when straw purchased firearms get distributed to prohibited persons while still on their property.

Fox v. In Site Firearms

Justice Won for Family of Officer Slain By Straw Purchased Gun

Indiana Supreme Court rules against gun dealer using state immunity law, giving victims ability to change business practices of gun dealers responsible for facilitating straw purchases.

Runnels v. KS&E Sports

Negligent Gun Dealer Forced to Close

Brady successfully settles for $2 million with Kansas Gun dealer, which was forced to close its doors for its extremely negligent business practices which resulted workplace shooting.

Luke v. A Pawn Shop

Victory for Cincinnati Against Gun Manufacturers

Ohio Supreme Court reverses lower court judgement dismissing claims of a municipality against a myriad of gun manufacturers for their distribution of firearms used in crimes within the city of Cincinnati.

City of Cincinnati v. Beretta

Straw Purchaser Kills Retired Couple

Fighting for couple killed with straw purchased gun

Miller v. Harp’s Food Stores

Fighting for Family of Man Killed with Antique Gun Sold to Felon

Seeking to holding Cabela’s accountable for selling an antique blackpowder firearm to a convicted felon, who used the weapon to murder his 21-year old neighbor.

Galliher v. Cabela’s

Holding Major Gun Dealer Accountable for Arming the Streets of Wilmington

A 19-year-old young mother was killed in a crossfire while walking in Wilmington by a gun sold to a trafficker through a straw purchase.

Summers v. Cabela’s

Police officers Wounded by Prohibited Purchaser Who Got Gun Anyway

A man exhibited dangerous warning signs when he was seeking to purchase a firearm. Despite these concerns, the gun dealer sold the firearm which was later used to shoot and injure two police officers.

Hardy v. Chester Arms

Seeking Justice for Victims of Sutherland Springs

Fighting to hold a major Texas gun dealer accountable for arming the mass shooter who killed 26 worshipers at the First Baptist Church.

Sutherland Springs