Protect Your Kids, Invest in Brady

By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022
After the Buffalo and Uvalde mass shootings in May 2022, Brady's Team ENOUGH youth movement and fed up citizens across the country coordinated school walkouts and protests advocating for Congress to act on gun violence prevention.

In contemplating the scope and destruction wrought by gun violence, it is understandable to despair. But inaction won’t save your family and neighbors. 

“We are fighting against this notion that the NRA wants everyone to believe, which is that this is hopeless,” says Kris Brown, president of Brady, a national leader in ending gun violence. “When I am asked, ‘Why should I get engaged? Why should I get involved?’ The answer is simple: there’s no other choice.” 

Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in June 2022. This law strengthens background checks for 18 to 21 year olds, provides funds for states to raise awareness about ‘extreme risk’ laws and closes the ‘boyfriend loophole’ among other reforms. This was the first federal gun violence prevention law to pass in 30 years.

Since 1974, Brady has enacted solutions through litigation, legislation, and educational efforts to give Americans hope in the face of a deepening crisis. 

One key way Brady is saving lives is through its national PSA campaign, End Family Fire, which alerts gun owners that lives could be saved if firearms are stored safely.

Roughly 76% of school shooters, under the age of 18, used a gun from their home or the home of a relative or friend. And an unlocked gun in the home increases the risk of death from suicide by 300%. 

Despite these harrowing statistics, 63% of Americans believe that guns make households safer and more than half of all gun owners store at least one gun without any locks or other safe storage measures.

Brady knows safe storage saves lives. End Family Fire is successfully encouraging the safe storage of guns to prevent the unintentional shooting of children, mass shootings, and gun suicide. 

With generous support, Brady leverages each donor dollar 5 to 1 with pro-bono advertising investment. Across all media platforms, Brady is able to target specific groups, such as Black teenage girls who are disproportionately affected by gun-inflicted suicide, to stop this preventable carnage. 

Gun owners who saw the ads were 400% more likely to seek out information about safe storage and 250% more likely to report talking to their family and friends about safe gun storage. 

Most importantly, 48% of gun owners who saw the ads changed how or where they keep their firearms and stored them in a safer manner – a critical first step to ending the ravages of gun violence.  


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I’m proud to support Brady’s groundbreaking Show Gun Safety campaign to be more intentional about how guns are portrayed on screen. We in the creative community must do our part to create a safer America free of gun violence — and that change can start in the characters we create and the stories we tell.
— Piper Perabo
Golden Globe-nominated actor (YELLOWSTONE)

Seatbelts in TV Shows Saved Lives – Let’s Do the Same by Showing Safe Use of Guns

Brady is raising $1,000,000 to fund the national expansion of our Show Gun Safety Culture Change campaign in 2024. Cultural attitudes and behaviors around smoking, drunk driving, and seatbelts have all evolved due in large part to the powerful influence of film and television. We’re taking on gun safety – and need your support to transform Hollywood’s portrayal of guns. 100% of your donation will help us change our gun safety culture and free America from gun violence.

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