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.