“This new policy is not a victory because Facebook continues to make it too easy for dangerous people to evade a background check when buying guns."
“As an organization dedicated to preventing gun violence, we are disturbed by the politicizing of a bill by the corporate gun lobby and their supporters in Congress that has nothing to do with guns."
“Last year my brother Matthew and I were honored to be in the House gallery, together with dozens more gun victims and survivors, as President Obama culminated his State of the Union Address with a rousing call for sensible gun reforms."
“We are pleased to see the Obama Administration’s continued leadership on the issue of gun violence prevention, especially their ongoing commitment to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people."
The “2013 State Scorecard: Why Gun Laws Matter,” released today ranks all fifty states based on thirty policy approaches to regulating guns and ammunition, such as background checks on gun sales, reporting lost or stolen firearms, and prohibiting dangerous people from purchasing weapons.
Today the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Undetectable Firearms Act, set to expire at midnight December 9, 2013. The U.S. Senate is expected to take up the legislation when they return next week.
This Saturday, Nov. 30th will mark the twentieth anniversary of President Clinton signing the “Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act,” the law that requires gun purchases from licensed gun dealers to go through a background check.
Hundreds of gun violence prevention advocates from around the country took to the halls of Congress today calling on members to expand effective Brady background checks to online and gun show sales.