It is long past time for Congress to take substantive action to prevent gun violence. After the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern American history occurred at an October 2017 music festival in Las Vegas, I introduced legislation banning bump stocks, which allowed the gunman to convert his assault rifle into a machine gun that ended 58 lives. This is a key first step toward ending the senseless gun violence that plagues our nation.
Additionally, I have co-sponsored bills to ban assault weapons and require comprehensive background checks for all gun purchases. Parents shouldn’t have to fear that their children won’t come home from school or a concert. We pass gun violence prevention legislation to keep our communities safe.