United States HR 1186 - Keep Americans Safe Act
United States HR 1186
Keep Americans Safe Act
by Ted Deutch (D)*, Pete Aguilar (D), Ami Bera (D), Don Beyer Jr. (D), Suzanne Bonamici (D), Anthony Brown (D), Julia Brownley (D), Tony Cardenas (D), Ed Case (D), Gil Cisneros (D), Katherine Clark (D), Yvette Clarke (D), Steve Cohen (D), Gerry Connolly (D), Jim Cooper (D), Charlie Crist (D), Elijah Cummings (D), Susan Davis (D), Diana DeGette (D), Mark DeSaulnier (D), Anna Eshoo (D), Adriano Espaillat (D), Lois Frankel (D), John Garamendi (D), Raul Grijalva (D), Deb Haaland (D), Alcee Hastings (D), Jared Huffman (D), Eddie Johnson (D), Hank Johnson Jr. (D), Robin Kelly (D), Jim Langevin (D), Zoe Lofgren (D), Steve Lynch (D), Tom Malinowski (D), Carolyn Maloney (D), Sean Maloney (D), Doris Matsui (D), Betty McCollum (D), Donald McEachin (D), Jim McGovern (D), Jerry McNerney (D), Jerry Nadler (D), Grace Napolitano (D), Joe Neguse (D), Eleanor Norton (D), Frank Pallone Jr. (D), Jimmy Panetta (D), Donald Payne Jr. (D), Scott Peters (D), Chellie Pingree (D), Jamie Raskin (D), Kathleen Rice (D), Max Rose (D), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D), John Sarbanes (D), Jan Schakowsky (D), Adam Schiff (D), Brad Schneider (D), Bobby Scott (D), Donna Shalala (D), Brad Sherman (D), Albio Sires (D), Adam Smith (D), Darren Soto (D), Jackie Speier (D), Tom Suozzi (D), Eric Swalwell (D), Mark Takano (D), Dina Titus (D), Nydia Velazquez (D), Pete Visclosky (D), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D), Freddi Wilson (D), John Yarmuth (D)
LEAP Forward Position: Support
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow says he aims to close an "obvious loophole" in federal law that allowed a Florida woman obsessed with the Columbine school shooting to buy a shotgun in Colorado days before the 20th anniversary of the massacre.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Monday said that she will reintroduce legislation to increase the minimum age to buy assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the wake of a shooting in California.
A week after the 20th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, Rep. Jared Huffman will host a community town hall on gun violence Sunday at Dominican University’s Angelico Hall.
Congregation Or Hadash of Fort Washington and its Gun Violence Prevention Task Force hosted nearly 200 people for a town hall meeting addressing gun violence March 31.
Thirty-three Republicans and all but one Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to pass additional restrictions on gun ownership as part of a renewed Violence Against Women Act earlier this month. This move came on the heels of the February passage of two gun control bills: the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act, all of which were opposed by the NRA.
A new bill that would require a national mandatory three-day waiting period when buying a gun could help save lives from gun violence and suicide, a Harvard Business School professor said at a roundtable discussion on gun safety in Aurora.
The House on Thursday passed legislation to broaden the nation’s landmark 1994 law on domestic violence, in a victory for Democrats over the objections by the National Rifle Association.
When the House of Representatives voted this week to reauthorize a 25-year old bill that helps fund programs for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse known as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), it turned into a debate over gun rights and the political influence of the National Rifle Association.
Tracked legislation LEAP Forward has scored over the last 24 hours
Crossposted with Permission from StopGunMadness.org
“House Democrats plan to prioritize a bill that will require a background check for every gun sale, according to multiple sources close to the matter. The legislation represents an aggressive shift in strategy by Democrats and their gun reform allies, who in previous years had tended to pursue more modest background check bills that would have exempted large numbers of gun purchases.” - Kara Voght, Mother Jones
A generational shift in opinion about gun regulation is underway.
Many gun regulations are not the divisive proposals they’re sometimes portrayed as.