DeLauro Moving Quickly On Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

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\"U.S.Rep. Rosa DeLauro is moving quickly on gun violence prevention efforts, calling for two different gun control measures Monday.

One piece of legislation she announced would provide a $2000 tax credit to people who turn in their assault weapons to state or local police. The Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Reduction For our Streets Act (SAFER Streets Act) was suggested to her by a Connecticut veteran who owns an AR-15, the same kind of rifle Adam Lanza used in the Sandy Hook shooting.

In another move Monday, DeLauro, along with Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), asked the House to vote on an amendment that would make it easier for the government to research gun violence. Current law restricts gun violence research and puts restraints on the release of firearm trace data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

\”These restrictions have had a chilling effect on our ability to fully understand the causes of gun violence and how best to address it,\” said DeLauro in a press release Monday. Amending those restrictions would allow for further research into gun-related deaths and injuries and also make it easier for law enforcement to monitor gun sales. DeLauro and Lee argue that with increased access to gun violence data, the federal government will be better equipped to address the problem.
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2 thoughts on “DeLauro Moving Quickly On Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

  1. Sharpshooter

    Would that she would act so strongly on the issue in her home town of New Haven….most people I know won’t go there due to the illegal gun climate that exists in her backyard.

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