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Ending the Gun Violence Epidemic

The gun violence epidemic is a public health crisis that threatens the well-being and peace of mind of communities across the country. Congressman Blumenauer is proud of his ‘F’ grade from the NRA. He supports comprehensive gun safety legislation to end this crisis. At a minimum, this includes:

Universal Background Checks. Congressman Blumenauer has voted for legislation to close the “private sale loophole” and implement uniform background checks.

Keeping assault weapons and high capacity magazines out of public spaces.

Removing barriers to research on gun violence to allow us to fully understand the impact and implications of current policies.

Empowering health care professionals to discuss all matters that affect their patients’ health, including gun ownership.

Enforcing existing laws by not letting the gun lobby undermine enforcement agencies, and by making sure unscrupulous gun dealers are held accountable to the law.

Requiring that people purchasing a gun have liability insurance.

Improving our mental health system to make it more accessible and available, enhancing our capacity to help individuals with mental illness.

Providing resources for first responders, schools, and public facilities personnel to deal with active-shooter situations.