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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Guns

Full Name: Bobby L. Rush
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolyn; 6 Children (1 deceased)
Birth Date: 11/23/1946
Birth Place: Albany, GA
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
Issue Position: Public Safety
July 16, 2014 Violence in Chicago
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 3, 2014 Congressman Rush Convenes Summit of Chicago's Leadership to Stem Violence in the City's Most Violent Beat
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
Sept. 23, 2013 Letter to Todd Jones, Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - We Support Obama Administration Firearm Policies
June 28, 2013 Northwest Indiana Times - Kelly Introduces Two Gun Bills in Congress
March 19, 2013 Rush Introduces the Hadiya Pendleton and Nysasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013
Feb. 7, 2013 The Culture of Violence in America: An Open Letter from Congressman Rush
Jan. 11, 2013 Letter to Vice President Biden: Gun Control and Gun Violence Task Force
Jan. 4, 2013 Rush Reintroduces Blair's Bill as 113th Congress Opens
Dec. 14, 2012 Rush Statement on Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
Jan. 12, 2011 Expressing Sense of House Regarding Arizona Shooting
June 25, 2009 The Daily 45: A Family's Housing Crisis Ends With A Gun
June 12, 2009 Rush Voices This Week's Congressional Black Caucus "Message to America" National Radio Address
March 4, 2009 Indroduction of the CAN DO Bill
Sept. 30, 2008 The Daily 45: Another Violent Weekend in Chicago
Sept. 27, 2008 The Daily 45: A Lonely Death in San Francisco
Sept. 27, 2008 The Daily 45: Patrick
Sept. 24, 2008 The Daily 45: Athens, California Sets Murder Milestone
Sept. 18, 2008 The Daily 45: Denver Dad Kills Autistic Son
Sept. 11, 2008 The Daily 45: 118 Young Males Lost to Gun Violence in D.C.
Sept. 9, 2008 The Daily 45: Mentally Ill Assailant Kills Six
July 23, 2008 The Daily 45: Young Percy Rounds Shot To Death In West Pullman
July 22, 2008 The Daily 45: Young Alonzo Robertson Dies On Vacation In D.C.
July 17, 2008 The Daily 45: May Ebony And Her Mother Rest In Peace
July 16, 2008 The Daily 45: Coast To Coast
July 15, 2008 The Daily 45: Victims' Families In Miami Support Each Other
July 10, 2008 The Daily 45: Robert Washington And Two Other Vicitms
July 10, 2008 Rush To Launch National Effort To Develop A 'Can Do' Resolve To Address The Plague Of Gun Violence
July 9, 2008 The Daily 45: Honoring Chicago Police Office Richard Francis
July 7, 2008 The Daily 45: Willis Graham
June 26, 2008 The Daily 45: A Pyhrric Victory for Some in Today's Supreme Court Ruling
May 6, 2008 The Daily 45: D.C. Resident Murdered on School Steps
May 1, 2008 The Daily 45: A Suburban Youth Snaps
April 24, 2008 The Daily 45: 41 People Shot in 5 Days in Chicago
April 15, 2008 The Daily 45: 23 Chicago Public School Children Killed to Date
Feb. 14, 2008 Gun Violence
Feb. 13, 2008 Gun Violence
June 19, 2007 Juneteenth/Blair's Bill
June 18, 2007 NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007
June 11, 2007 Congressman Rush Introduces Gun Legislation Named After Blair Holt, the Julian High School Hero
June 11, 2007 Introduction of the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2007
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