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DeSaulnier Hails Passage of Landmark Legislation to Prevent Gun Violence

by ECT
Rep Mark DeSaulnier

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) hailed passage of two landmark bills to combat gun violence – the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8) and the Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446). Congressman DeSaulnier is a co-sponsor of both bills.

“The commonsense reforms we have made to gun laws in California are working, including universal background checks and mandatory waiting periods. And more than 90 percent of Americans support background checks on all gun sales, yet it has been over 25 years since Congress enacted a major gun safety law,” said Congressman Mark DeSaulnier. “Every day we wait to address this crisis, more and more Americans die from gun violence. By requiring background checks on all gun sales and closing loopholes in the system, House Democrats are putting an end to Republican stonewalling and taking decisive action to make our country safer.”

Congressman DeSaulnier is longtime advocate for gun violence prevention. He has an “F” rating from the NRA and has authored several bills to reduce gun thefts and increase community safety. He also introduced the Gun Safety Board and Research Act, a bill to enable evidence-based solutions to gun violence. The Board, which will be housed at the Department of Health and Human Services in recognition that gun violence is a public health epidemic, will be responsible for conducting research, evaluating federal and state policy proposals, and recommending best practices for reducing gun violence.

The Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8) would require a background check for every firearm sale in America, closing the loophole that allows unlicensed gun sellers to make a sale without performing a background check. The Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446) would extend the initial background check review period from three to 10 business days, closing the “Charleston loophole” that allowed the sale of a gun that was used to kill nine people at Mother Emanuel Church in South Carolina in 2015. Both bills passed the U.S. House in 2019 with bipartisan support, but were not considered in the U.S. Senate.

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Frank Mar 11, 2021 - 10:17 pm

Desucky we can’t even have a conversation until you come to Antioch and grab Lamar, go into where all the thugs hang out and collect there guns. Leave the law abiding citizens rights alone. Just saying.

W.Wilie Mar 12, 2021 - 5:23 am

So you are going to give up your armed guards with their “weapons of war ” . How about your wall? Everybody is equal ,some just more than others.

Jg Mar 12, 2021 - 11:30 am

Haves and Have Nots in politicians.
Tear down that wall Nancy……….
No guns for law abiding citizens but armed security with guns for politicians. What a gimmick.

Rob Mar 12, 2021 - 3:24 pm

California already has the most stringent laws in the USA regarding firearm purchases. We already have background checks and waiting periods. These new “laws” only hurt law abiding citizens. How about hiring more police?

Zed Mar 12, 2021 - 9:01 pm

We need to vote these libstards out for good.
Law enforcement already knows who the crinkle are, who create 95% of the gun violence. They are recidivists. Hold them accountable, and put them in prison you POS ignorant wannabe politician.

Jg Mar 13, 2021 - 10:03 am

What’s a “crinkle” ?

Justin Mar 13, 2021 - 5:19 pm

Criminals steal guns from law abiding gun owners homes and they have girlfriends with clean records buy guns for them. Yes there are women that neive when in love with a convict criminal. Just look at oakland california murder rate with a firearm and chicago illinois murder rate by illegal firearms. The fast and the furious put numberous fire arms into criminal cartel hands that eventually made there way back into american gang members hands through illegal immigration as the way to smuggle them in. Gun control and illegal immigration go together in benefiting the criminals and both are unconstitutional for a reason delsaunier you enemy to america and it’s future of remaining free. You need to check yourself as a upholder to the constitution remember that

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