VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls for House Vote on Bipartisan Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation
Washington, DC—In a speech on the House floor, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) called for bipartisan action on gun safety reforms already supported by both Democrats and Republicans, and a majority of Americans.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said:
“I rise today in support of the students, faculty, staff, families, and the community around Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who lost 17 of their own three weeks ago today. I rise to join the community of Parkland and millions of Americans across the country -- Democrats and Republicans -- who are saying enough is enough. The time for action is now. We cannot allow partisan politics to get in the way of taking meaningful action in areas where both parties agree and that have the support of most Americans across this country.
“Here are a few examples: Both Democrats and Republicans support legislation I have co-sponsored to ban bump stocks. Both Democrats and Republicans support legislation to close the loophole exploited by the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooter last year. Both Democrats and Republicans support legislation to uphold Second Amendment rights and strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Now is the time for to us come together and to take meaningful action towards responsible, common sense gun safety reform.”
Background: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has cosponsored legislation like the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Act, the Keeping Guns from High Risk Individuals Act, the Assault Weapons Ban, the Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act, the Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act, the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act, and more. She has an F rating from the NRA and a 100% legislative score from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Click here for more information on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s work to pass bipartisan, common sense gun control legislation.
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