Putting Kids Over Guns
Once again, Americans nationwide have been rocked by the devastating news of another mass school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee. As Chairman of the House Judiciary last Congress, I led the House passage of legislation to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban and my Protecting Our Kids Act, a comprehensive gun safety bill to crack down on gun trafficking, ban ghost guns, and limit high-capacity magazines, among other things.
With Republicans now in the majority, I’m renewing our efforts in the House to bring these commonsense proposals to a vote and help prevent future mass shootings.
I’ve been hearing from thousands of constituents who want Congress to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban, including East Sider Katie Couric. I want to hear from you, too.
Following the shooting in Nashville, the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force convened to meet with the CEO of Amalgamated Bank to discuss ways financial service providers can flag suspicious firearm purchases for law enforcement before tragedy strikes.
The same day, I joined my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee in a letter to Speaker McCarthy and House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan demanding an immediate markup and floor vote to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban.
The next day, I joined House Democrats on the Capitol steps to amplify our call that Congressional Republican Leaders bring the Assault Weapons Ban to a vote.
There is no place for weapons of war on our streets. I was proud to vote for the original Assault Weapons Ban as a Freshman Member of Congress in 1994, and I won’t stop fighting until it is law once again.
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