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Pelosi Statement on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Framework Agreement in Senate

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after a bipartisan group of twenty Senators announced agreement on a framework for bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation:


“Today is a step forward For The Children, as the Senate has reached bipartisan agreement on gun violence prevention for the first time in three decades. 


“While more is needed, this package will take steps to save lives.  Included in the Senate framework are House Democrats’ proposals to incentivize states to establish extreme risk protection order laws and get guns out of the hands of those who pose a danger to themselves or others.  Importantly, the Senate has also advanced a House-passed measure to combat straw purchases, to keep firearms out of the hands of those who cannot legally purchase them themselves.


“America’s epidemic of gun violence has reached a fever pitch — and Democrats will never stop working to end the bloodshed.  As we move forward on this bipartisan framework, we are continuing to fight for more life-saving measures: including universal background checks, banning high-capacity magazines and raising the age to buy assault weapons, which must also become law.”


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