April 08, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Participates In White House Announcement on Executive Orders to Reduce Gun Violence, Applauds President Biden’s Actions

Washington, D.C. — Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse was one of a small group of lawmakers to join President Joe Biden today at the White House as the President unveiled a series of executive actions on gun violence prevention. Congressman Neguse represents the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Boulder, Colorado, and serves as a Vice Chair of the U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Over the past month, he has led a series of letters to the President requesting that he take executive actions to reduce gun violence, including leading over 100 lawmakers in a letter urging the President to take action on concealed assault-style firearms, similar to the one used in the Boulder shooting in which 10 people were killed.

“The actions that President Biden has announced today will save lives, and are important first-steps in enacting common-sense, gun violence prevention measures,” said Congressman Joe Neguse.  “Last week, we sent a request to the White House asking for swift action to regulate concealable assault-style firearms, and we are grateful this request was included in the actions taken by the President today. In addition to these steps, it’s critical that the House and the Senate take bold steps to approve comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation. We must do everything we can to stop the epidemic of gun violence and frequent mass shootings that have plagued our nation for far too long.”