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The mission of the Brady Center is to reduce gun violence with a tripartite strategy that incorporates litigation, legislation, and education.

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

For more than 40 years, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been the leading national voice in the prevention of gun violence, effecting meaningful change through policy, legal action, and increased public awareness of the risks and dangers of having guns in the home. The Brady Bill, which President Clinton signed into law in 1993, remains the single most effective gun violence policy in history, having blocked over 3 million gun sales  to prohibited purchasers including domestic abusers, convicted violent criminals, and people with dangerous mental illnesses. In the words of President Clinton, “countless people are alive today” because of the work of Jim and Sarah Brady and the Brady Center. 

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence reduces gun violence using a tripartite strategy that incorporates litigation, legislation, and education. Our strategy focuses on the common ground shared by most Americans: we need to keep guns out of the hands of those who would use them to harm themselves or others. We accomplish this through three campaigns that 1) reduce the flow of crime guns into communities most heavily impacted by gun violence; 2) expand and protect the Brady background check system; and 3) change the cultural misconception that owning or carrying a gun makes you safer