Rep. Mucarsel-Powell Signs on to HR 8

Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has cosponsored the first major gun regulation bill of the new Congress, HR 8. From Kevin Derby, Florida Daily:

“The gun violence epidemic has ravaged our country for too long,” said Mucarsel-Powell. “Too many people – including me – have lost a loved one to gun violence. I am under no impression that this bill will bring the number of preventable firearm deaths to zero, but an overwhelming majority of Americans support commonsense gun reform that will help keep those unfit from possessing a firearm from doing so. This is a bipartisan solution, and I urge my colleagues to swiftly get this bill to the president’s desk, and make background checks a reality.”

LEAP Forward is tracking action on HB 8 and is grading support for the bill.