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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Guns

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
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Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "5 years ago today, 12 little girls, 8 little boys, and 6 educators were senselessly & heinously murdered at #SandyHook a mere 11 days before they were supposed to celebrate the Christmas holiday w their family & friends. It remains one of the darkest days of my time in Congress."
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - ".@NRA-backed bill to undermine state concealed carry laws just passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Earlier today, Police Chief Thomas Manger of the Major Cities Chiefs Association described the bill as "misguided" and "dangerous for his police officers."
Nov. 8, 2017 Tweet - I joined @SenFeinstein to introduce an assault weapons ban. Weapons of war don't belong on America's streets.
Nov. 7, 2017 Tweet - 311 days into 2017 and America has already seen 307 mass shootings. We can't go back to business as usual.
Nov. 7, 2017 Tweet - 93% of gun owners want background checks on every gun sale. Why can't the United States Congress take this up?
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - Republicans in Congress say it's too early to talk about gun violence. But for 26 victims & loved ones in Sutherland Springs, it's too late.
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - How many moms, dads, kids, grandparents, friends, loved ones have to die before Congress has the courage to act on gun violence?
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - In February @POTUS & GOP blocked Social Security Administration from sharing mental illness info with the NICS gun background check database
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - MORNING READ: History will harshly judge a U.S. Congress too cowardly to act while kids are shot dead. No more, not here. #Enough
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - 94% of Americans (93% of gun owners) want background checks on every gun sale. Retweet if you do too.
Nov. 5, 2017 Tweet - The shooter turned his gun on people -- kids -- in a place of worship. America is in the grips of a gun violence crisis. Congress must act.
Nov. 1, 2017 Tweet - Bump stock manufacturer Slide Fire has resumed taking orders for bump stocks. It's been one month since the Las Vegas shooting.
Oct. 25, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence
Oct. 25, 2017 Senators Introduce Background Check Expansion Act to Reduce Gun Violence
Oct. 19, 2017 Durbin Introduces Bill To Curb Gun Violence From Stolen Firearms
Oct. 18, 2017 Durbin Calls Out AG Sessions For Attempting To Eliminate Vital Federal Funds From Chicago's Gun Violence Prevention Efforts
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to Dr. Francis S. Collins, National Institutes of Health - Warren, Murphy, Cortez Masto Lead Colleagues in Urging NIH to Renew Funding for Firearm Violence Research
Oct. 6, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth, Colleagues Introduce "No Check, No Sale" Bill To Close Loophole Allowing Gun Sales Without A Completed Background Check
June 14, 2017 Durbin Statement On This Morning's Shooting
June 1, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth, Kelly Introduce Resolution Establishing "National Gun Violence Awareness Day"
May 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Increased Support for Gun Violence Initiatives in Chicago
March 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Solutions to Chicago's Violence Requires More Than 140 Characters
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Stop Tweeting About Chicago And Get Serious About Gun Violence
Dec. 9, 2016 Gun Violence in Chicago
July 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report--
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
June 29, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, Respectively Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the US Senate - Urging Senate Leadership to Support Funding for Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and the Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the United States Senate - Urge for Senate Leadership to Support Funding Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation
June 22, 2016 Durbin Joins House Sit-In to Demand Action on Gun Reform
June 22, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 21, 2016 Durbin: I'm Not Going to Quit on Gun Reform
June 21, 2016 Gun Violence
June 20, 2016 Durbin Statement on Failure of Senate to Advance Gun Violence Amendments
June 17, 2016 Durbin Says Congressional Inaction on Gun Safety is an Outrage and Must End
June 15, 2016 Durbin Joins Filibuster Calling for Immediate Action on Gun Violence
June 15, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 14, 2016 Durbin: Congress Must Heed America's Call to End Gun Violence
June 13, 2016 Durbin: Congress Must Do More to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Dangerous People
June 13, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
June 12, 2016 Durbin Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando
May 26, 2016 Tammy Duckworth Working With Durbin & Kelly To Create National Gun Violence Awareness Day
May 26, 2016 Durbin & Kelly: Resolution Establishing "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" Introduced in House & Senate
May 18, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
May 12, 2016 Gun Violence and National Gun Violence Awareness Day
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - End the Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research
Feb. 11, 2016 Durbin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Gun Trafficking and Straw Purchasing
Jan. 14, 2016 Durbin Calls for End to Ban On Centers for Disease Control Gun Violence Research
Jan. 11, 2016 Gun Violence
Jan. 8, 2016 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committe, Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee - Urge to Fund CDC Research on Gun Violence
Jan. 8, 2016 Letter to Thad Cochran, Senate Appropriations Chairman, Barbara Mikulski, Senate Appropriations Vice-Chairwoman, Roy Blunt, Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommitte Appropriations Chairman, and Patty Murray, Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Appropriations Ranking Member - Funds for Research into the Causes and Prevention of Gun Violence
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