Carolyn Maloney has consistently fought to keep New York safe from the threat of gun violence. Too many innocent Americans are killed by guns each year, by accident or otherwise. Carolyn has never faltered in her fight for the victims of this needless violence, and has worked tirelessly throughout her career to push for legislation that enhancex gun safety and keeps guns out of the hands of those who wish to cause others harm, including:
- The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which requires that those wishing to buy handguns submit to a background check and a five-day waiting period. This law keeps guns out of the hands of many violent criminals - felons, fugitives, and domestic abusers.
- The Semiautomatic Assault Weapons Ban, which would outlaw particularly dangerous guns, including machine guns and military-grade assault weapons. The ban expired in 2004, so Carolyn co-sponsored the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act to renew it.
- The Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, which would allow the FBI to block the sale of a firearm to people on the terrorist watch list
- Eliminating all federal funding for the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which hands out free ammunition and promotes gun ownership. These days, Republicans are slashing funding for education, health care, and veterans to reduce the budget deficit - so surely we shouldn’t spend money on an annual shooting march.