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Gun Violence Prevention

ABOVE: Watch John's statement on gun violence prevention in the wake of the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. 

The incomprehensible gun violence we have experienced across our nation over the past several years requires every citizen, and certainly every public official, to reflect on our responsibilities to our fellow citizens. I agree that Americans have the right to defend themselves and their property. I believe even more fiercely that I have the right, and every man, woman and child has the right, to be safe from guns without carrying a gun. That is the challenge we face today, and it is a challenge we must not put off another day. 



Rep. Yarmuth supports – and has always supported – the proposed ban on assault weapons. In addition, he is an original cosponsor of H.R. 308, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, which restores the prohibition of the transfer, importation, and possession of LCADs. He is also a cosponsor of H.R. 1781, which requires a background check for every firearm sale. And he is a cosponsor of H.R. 591, which closes the gun-show loophole. 


John in the News

Statement on reducing gun violence

Statement on the six-month anniversary of the Newtown massacre

John's op-ed on strengthening our nation's gun laws

Remarks on gun violence after the massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Statement on the President’s task force to address gun violence

Yarmuth says he supports gun control, but other area lawmakers won’t commit – Courier-Journal

Editorial: Reason to hope after the Newtown rampage – New York Times (John quoted)

Yarmuth and other critics assail NRA’s call for armed police in schools – CJ

Congressman John Yarmuth backs bill to ban high-capacity ammo magazines – WFPL