Gun Violence Prevention
Congressman Neguse serves as a Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. In 2021, he led an effort calling for President Biden to regulate the use of concealable assault-style firearms, like the one allegedly used in the King Soopers mass shooting on March 22, 2021. A few weeks later he joined the President in the Rose Garden as he unveiled several common-sense gun violence prevention measures, including a regulation on concealable assault-style rifles. Congressman Neguse has also called for a federal assault weapons ban to be reinstated.
Congressman Neguse is a cosponsor of the following bills in Congress:
H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act – which requires background checks on all firearm sales.
H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act – which would end the Charleston Loophole that enabled the horrific hate crime at Mother Emanuel AME Church that killed nine innocent people.
Assault Weapons Ban, to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Extreme Risk Protection Order Act: This bill addresses extreme risk protection order laws. Extreme risk protection order laws, or red flag laws, generally allow certain individuals (e.g., law enforcement officers or family members) to petition a court for a temporary order that prohibits an at-risk individual from purchasing and possessing firearms.
Law Enforcement Protection Act: This bill includes armor-piercing, concealable weapons in the definition of firearm under the National Firearms Act. The goal of this legislation is to move swiftly on a package of common-sense efforts to close obvious loopholes in America’s gun laws, prevent mass shootings, and protect law enforcement officers and the public from high-powered, rapid-firing and untraceable weapons. This legislation is a grouping of several high-profile gun safety bills and is an ambitious effort to push the Congress to take action to prevent gun violence.
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