There are a number of well-respected organizations that take an anti gun stance, such as the ACLU, the American Medical Association, the American Federation of .38 special ammo Teachers, the American Bar Association, People for the American Way and the National Organization for Women, to name a few. Celebrities like David Arquette, Alec Baldwin, Bob Barker, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Bacon, Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi, Mel Brooks, Steve Buscemi, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Cheryl Crow, Walter Kronkite, Danny DeVito, Jane Fonda, Andy Garcia, Whitney Houston, Spike Lee, Jack Nicholson and hundreds more have lent their names to campaigns speaking out about the gun issue. Perhaps one of the most vocal critics against guns is the influential Brady Campaign.
The Brady Center claims to be “the nation’s largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence.” The anti gun campaign is named after Jim Brady. He was Ronald Reagan’s press secretary and was shot during the 1981 assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. Left permanently disabled in a wheelchair, Brady became a key figure in the gun control debate. His wife became actively involved a few years later when she found her six-year-old son playing with a relative’s loaded handgun. It’s important to note that the campaign isn’t advocating a ban on all guns, but rather more comprehensive gun regulations to keep these weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals and shady dealers.