Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence/Million Mom March

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This month, Dan Gross became the new president of IANSA member in the US, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its sister organisation, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Actor, director and producer Michael Douglas showed his support for IANSA member the Brady Campaign against Gun Violence on a poster for the campaign ‘Too Many victims’, launched on 8 January ahead of the first anniversary of the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona.

On 8 January, thousands of people in 22 US states participated in a national commemoration of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona where the legal owner of a semiautomatic handgun shot and killed 6 people and injured 14.

More than 20.000 people have signed a petition urging US President Barack Obama to take action to stop gun smuggling from the US to Mexico.

At least 16,485 firearms have gone missing from the inventories of US arms manufacturers since 2009 "without a record of being legally sold", according to a new report by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

The US Justice Department has announced new measures to prevent arms trafficking into Mexico.

In The US, Plaxico Burress, a former football player for the New York Giants, has teamed up with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in a campaign for gun violence prevention.

In the US, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and an alliance of physicians have filed a lawsuit against a new law in the state of Florida that restricts doctors from talking to patients about the risks of a gun in the home.

Illegal exports of assault weapons from the US have contributed to an increase in drug-related violence in Mexico, since a ban on such weapons in the US ended in 2004, said the Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, in a TV interview on 10 May.

55 police officers were killed with guns in the US in 2010, an increase from 48 the year before, according to new data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has released its fourth annual scorecard, ranking all 50 US states according to laws that can prevent gun violence.

The US President Barack Obama released a special editorial piece titled  "We Must Seek Agreement On Gun Reforms" to the Sunday op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star on 13 March. 

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence applauds the Obama Administration’s nomination of a new director for the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Since 1994 in the US, over 1.9 million applications to buy a gun have been refused due to the applicant’s failure to pass criminal background checks, according to a new report by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

‘Living for 32’, a new film about Colin Goddard, survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 will be screened at New York University on 17 November.

On 28 June, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment right to bear arms not only limits federal power but also that of state and local governments to regulate guns.

A majority of Americans oppose people carrying loaded guns openly in public and more feel unsafe knowing that there are more guns in public places showed a poll conducted for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

IANSA members in the US are asking Starbucks coffee shops to ban people from carrying guns in their cafés.

Just three weeks into 2010, the US has seen an alarming number of shootings and armed domestic violence incidents throughout the country.