MALONEY ANNOUNCES NEW BILL TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE
Source: Queens Gazette: I On Politics
By John Toscano
In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, announced on February 16 her plans to introduce new legislation to combat gun violence.
“Americans want action and so do I. That is why today I am announcing plans to introduce a new bill to keep guns out of the hands of people who pose a risk to others. This legislation will take the Obama-era mental health background check regulation that President Trump repealed and make it law. This will allow law enforcement to check the Social Security database and add people who are unable to handle their own financial affairs to the national background check system.
“Now is the time to act. Thoughts and prayers do not change anything. Enough is enough.”
Maloney has authored legislation to enact harsher penalties for gun trafficking, to close the gun show background check loophole, to incentivize responsible gun ownership, to fund gun violence research, and to promote the development of “smart gun” technology.
For her work, she has consistently been given an “F” rating from the NRA.
Bills introduced by Rep. Maloney to Improve Gun Safety and Reduce Gun Violence: