Gun Violence Prevention

Each day more than 95 Americans die in an incident of gun violence, on average that’s more than 35,000 gun-deaths each year. Furthermore, on average, over 100,000 people in the United States are shot every year.

Gun violence is an epidemic. But even in the face of this overwhelming violence, the President and Republicans in Congress have done nothing to move forward on legislation that would reduce gun violence in our country.

But, for more than three decades, David Cicilline has been a champion of commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence.

As a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, David led the City of Providence to its lowest crime rate in more than 40 years. As a member of Congress, he has taken on the powerful gun lobby and demanded action that will keep guns out of the hands of children, criminals, and those who are a danger to themselves or others.

  • David wrote legislation, that passed the House, to alert local police departments when a gun is purchased by a person is prohibited from owning a firearm.

  • He’s introduced the Assault Weapons Ban to prohibit the production and purchase of new assault-style weapons that are designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible.

  • As a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, David has also introduced bills to expand background checks, improve the reporting of mental health records to the NICS system, and prohibit anyone convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime from purchasing a gun.

David is going to continue to stand up and speak out for commonsense laws that will protect children and families in Rhode Island and across the country from the tragedy of gun violence.




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