Last updated on: 10/6/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?"
Reasoning:

“Allowing untrained, or under-trained, persons to carry loaded hidden handguns in public puts people at risk of being killed or injured, intentionally and unintentionally. It also makes it harder for law enforcement to identify the real perpetrators during a shooting. Allowing more people to carry concealed handguns in densely populated cities, on crowded subways, buses and sports stadiums, is a recipe for disaster…

Almost every major law enforcement organization — including the International Brotherhood of Police Officers and the International Association of Chiefs of Police — thinks law enforcement should have discretion over the carrying of concealed handguns in public…

The public is overwhelmingly against allowing regular citizens to bring their guns into public places like sports stadiums, college campuses and bars.”

“Federal Concealed Carry,” www.bradycampaign.org (accessed Sep. 23, 2010)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Brady Campaign works to pass and enforce sensible federal and state gun laws, regulations, and public policies through grassroots activism, electing public officials who support common sense gun laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violence. Through our Million Mom March and Brady Chapters, we work locally to educate people about the dangers of guns, honor victims of gun violence, and pass sensible gun laws, believing that all Americans, especially children, have the right to live free from the threat of gun violence.

The Brady Center works to reform the gun industry by enacting and enforcing sensible regulations to reduce gun violence, including regulations governing the gun industry. In addition, we represent victims of gun violence in the courts. We educate the public about gun violence through litigation, grassroots mobilization, and outreach to affected communities.”

“About Us,” www.bradycampaign.org (accessed Sep. 23, 2010)

Mission:

“We are devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.”

“About Us,” www.bradycampaign.org (accessed Sep. 23, 2010)

Other:
501(c)(4) nonprofit organization
Contact Info:
Phone
202-898-0792.
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
bradycampaign.org
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?