In recent years, our community, as well as cities and towns across the nation, have lost too many innocent lives due to senseless gun violence.
Despite continued calls for action, Congress has not been able to make progress on this important issue. It is my hope that with the introduction of the Large Capacity Feeding Device Act, a bill I proudly co-sponsored, our country can make the necessary changes to curb gun violence in America.
I am a co-sponsor of this legislation because I believe we need to limit access to weapons that can kill a large number of people in just a few seconds. This legislation would ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer or possession of magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. I know my neighbors overwhelmingly support a ban on high-capacity magazines that have the potential to prevent large scale, senseless tragedies involving firearms.
I am also a co-sponsor of the National Instant Background Check Systems (NICS) Improvement Amendments Act, which ensures there are adequate resources to provide information about those who are not allowed to possess firearms, such as felons. Many states do not have the necessary resources to upload criminal records, which has allowed individuals to slip through the cracks. This legislation ensures that there are sufficient resources to provide accurate and timely data to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
While I will continue to protect the Second Amendment rights of marksmen and women, including myself, I believe there are immediate steps we can take to keep our children, schools and communities safe.
I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass this crucial legislation. Do you support it? Respond to this email and let me know your thoughts.
As a country, we must do better at preventing senseless gun violence.