McCarthy Responds to Senate Gun Safety Vote

Congresswoman says "we need the American people’s advocacy now more than ever.’

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill to enhance school safety and progressed on its work to ensure universal background checks for gun sales Tuesday, ahead of impending compromise legislation on background checks currently being worked on. 

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-4th District, the sponsor of life-saving legislation to require a background check for every gun sale and ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, issued the following statement about today’s progress:

“I’m glad that measures calling for a background check for every gun sale and to improve school safety found support in the Senate Judiciary Committee [Tuesday] and look forward to upcoming votes on restrictions on assault weapons and impending compromise legislation that’s being worked on as well.

“Today’s votes against gun safety reforms show, unfortunately, just how difficult it is to get Members of Congress to vote the people’s conscience. 

Over 90 percent of Americans want a background check for every gun sale, but this and other measures to reduce gun violence that I sponsor in the House – like restrictions on assault weapons and better mental health and criminal record reporting – won’t happen unless the American people speak up to their elected officials and hold them accountable.

“Even after tragedies as horrific as the shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Oak Creek and Tucson, we need the American people’s advocacy now more than ever.”

Thomas Nathan March 14, 2013 at 05:57 PM
When I saw the picture I thought it was another artile of a woman arrested at a local massage parlor.
phil from lynbrook March 16, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Thomas, you are a moron. Please stop leaving comments on this site.You abuse your freedom of speech,
Thomas Nathan March 17, 2013 at 01:53 PM
@phil You do not understand the cncept, realities or legalities of freedom of speech. Your biggest issue is that you are always wrong.
phil from lynbrook March 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Tom, it is obvious you are a smart man, but you try to be funny & sound like a jerk. Of course you are right, freedom of speech allows you the right to make stupid remarks. You should just cut back on tasteless humor.


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