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Issue Position: Crime and Gun Control - School Violence

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Schools are especially vulnerable to gun-related crimes. The tragedies of Columbine and Jonesboro are stark reminders that our current gun laws are not strong enough. The current patchwork of laws and regulations are riddled with loopholes that criminals exploit, allowing guns into the wrong hands and often into the possession of children. Rep. Eshoo has supported legislation that closes these loopholes and increases penalties for gun dealers who willfully sell guns to minors. She has also supported requiring guns to be manufactured with improved safety features, such as childproof trigger locks.


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