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Brady Is About Common-Sense Gun Laws

From our beginning in 1974, Brady has been about common-sense gun laws. We work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to close loopholes in the current gun laws and pass new legislation to save lives and prevent gun violence. That includes expanding Brady Background Checks to all gun sales and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Today, led by Brady President Kris Brown, we continue our namesake’s legacy of bipartisanship by reaching across the aisles, working with gun owners and non-gun owners alike, to make our country safer for all. Because where you live shouldn’t dictate if you live.

Laws and Loopholes

The Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 (H.R. 1446)

Fixing the dangerous “Charleston Loophole" in background checks

Laws and Loopholes

Expanding and Strengthening Brady Background Checks (H.R. 8 & S. 529)

Gun Ownership

The Extreme Risk Protection Order Act (H.R. 3480) (S.1819)

Allow for the temporary removal of guns from people in crisis.

Effects of Gun Violence

The Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021 (H.R. 825 and S. 281)

Provide funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the gun violence epidemic

Laws and Loopholes

The Prevent Family Fire Act of 2019 (H.R. 4926)

The Prevent Family Fire Act of 2019 embraces a market approach to increasing safe firearm storage by incentivizing retail sales through tax credits.

The Firearms Retailer Code of Conduct Act of 2021 (H.R. 5678)

The Firearms Retailer Code of Conduct Act establishes requirements for gun dealers to curb the diversion of firearms into the illegal market.

Laws and Loopholes

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act (H.R. 2814)

This legislation repeals sections of PLCAA providing more paths to justice for victims and survivors of gun violence.

The Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021 (H.R. 2337)

Extreme risk laws give loved ones and law enforcement an avenue to prevent a person in crisis from harming themselves or others by temporarily removing guns and prohibiting the purchase of firearms.

Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 (H.R. 1808 & S. 736)

This legislation would ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines and makes it unlawful to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess either one, without criminalizing those already in existence.