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Brady Gun Violence Campaign

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

After President Reagan was shot in 1981, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence was formed and pushed successfully for greater gun control.

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Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

After President Reagan was shot in 1981, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence was formed and pushed successfully for greater gun control.

The shootings in Tucson that left six people dead and 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shocked the country and prompted calls from all quarters to reduce the rhetoric of violence and embrace greater civility.

But the attacks should not have surprised anyone. Death by gunfire has become a common phenomenon in our society, unhinging the lives of rich and poor, young and old, in cities, suburbs, and rural areas alike.

Just last month, 13