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.
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