Gun Violence Prevention
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Washington D.C.—Congressman Joe Neguse, representing Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, today advocated passionately in the House Judiciary Committee for an assault weapons ban. Mass shootings at Columbine in 1999 and at the Aurora movie theater in 2012 both involved military-style assault weapons, manufactured for the specific purpose of firing multiple rounds in a short amount of time.
The House Judiciary Committee will take up a red flag law and high capacity magazine ban in Committee markup spanning two days, both bills that Colorado has already passed into law
Representative Neguse, along with several members of Colorado’s congressional delegation, seeks information from the FBI as to how a Floridian woman was able to pass a background check and shut down schools on front range on April 17, 2019
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse secured key funding priorities for Colorado’s public lands, labs, and state NASA partnerships in H.R. 3055, the second “minibus” package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations, which funds the Departments of Interior, Energy, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Science, Veterans Affairs, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Food and Drug Administration.
Washington D.C. — Today, Congressman Neguse passed an amendment on the House floor which would provide robust funding for states to improve their criminal and mental health records as part of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Since the NICS background check system was put into effect, over 308 million background checks have been conducted, leading to the denial of over 3 million firearms sales to prohibited purchasers. In 2018, Colorado conducted 340,816 checks against the NICS system with 6,279 denials.
Washington D.C.— Following the school shooting at the STEM school in Highlands Ranch, yesterday, Congressman Joe Neguse released the following statement:
“Andrea and I are completely heartbroken by yesterday’s events at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch. Not a day goes by when our world is not shattered by yet another senseless act of gun violence.
Boulder, CO—Congressman Joe Neguse released the following statement after schools across the Denver area were closed this morning due to a credible threat of gun violence:
Washington D.C.— Today, in the first House hearing on gun violence in nearly a decade, Representative Joe Neguse used his allotted time to lift up the story of Tom Mauser, whose son was killed in the deadly shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado in 1999.
Washington D.C—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee, which oversees the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and federal law enforcement entities. Congressman Neguse issued the following statement regarding his appointment: