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.
“The election of Terry McAuliffe as Governor of Virginia in a race with a high turnout, and high stakes is yet another demonstration of the changing tide on the gun violence issue."
“Our hearts are with the victims, their families, and all those in attendance at LAX airport today. The agents of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are our first line of defense for security at airports, and we are grateful for the service they provide each day."
"...Stand Your Ground’ laws, especially when combined with lax ‘shall issue’ concealed firearm carrying laws, can encourage violent interactions, make Americans less safe, and make it more difficult to bring justice to those who wrongfully injure or kill," according to prepared testimony by Jonathan Lowy, Director of the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project.
Governor Jerry Brown sent conflicting messages to Californians today by vetoing key gun reform policies while signing other measures into law.
Starbucks today announced they are asking customers to leave their guns behind when customers visit their establishments. We are glad Starbucks is starting to take this issue seriously and are listening to the voice of their customers and the voice of the American people.
Today our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Washington, DC community, especially the family members and victims, as the facts continue to unfold in the Navy Yard shooting.