Frankel Applauds Gun Violence Task Force Recommendations

Press Release

By:  Lois Frankel
Date: Feb. 7, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today commended the recommendations on reducing gun violence released by the congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Frankel serves on the congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and worked to help develop new, common-sense proposals about how to reduce gun violence.

The recommendations released Thursday include many of the measures that Frankel is co-sponsoring: a ban on high capacity magazines; requiring criminal background checks for all firearms purchased at gun shows; banning assault weapons; requiring universal background checks and close loopholes that allow gun purchasers to avoid a background check altogether; and strengthen mental health programs.

"There is no magic wand to reduce gun violence, however today's recommendations by the congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force are a good starting point," Frankel said. "I am committed to working with Democrats and Republicans to get something done because gun violence is not a partisan issue and we must try to prevent another tragedy like Newtown or Aurora."

Frankel commended Congressman Mike Thompson, chair of congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, who has worked hard to develop legislation to reduce gun violence. She also thanked Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy for her tireless efforts to reduce gun violence.

Frankel has held and participated in several meetings related to preventing gun violence, including roundtables last week in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

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