Gun Violence Prevention

Tragically, each day ninety-one people in America are killed by guns. Too many families in our nation bare the painful stories of loved ones lost to gun violence and this heartbreak ripples through our communities with each new gun death. Americans deserve a nation where their homes, their neighborhoods, their dance clubs, their places of worship and their classrooms are free from fear.

Upon taking office, every Member of Congress makes a solemn pledge: to protect and defend the American people.  To honor this promise, we must do everything in our power to keep our communities safe from the threat of gun violence. While I strongly support President Obama's comprehensive approach to strengthen background checks and enforce existing law, these commonsense steps cannot substitute Congressional action.

Unfortunately, even after the worst mass shooting in American history at Pulse Night Club in Orlando, House Republicans refused to allow a vote on legislation to strengthen background checks or the ‘No Fly, No Buy’ bill to prevent individuals on the terrorist watch list from purchasing guns which is supported by 85 percent of Americans.

Congresswoman Pelosi joins Bay Area Members of Congress, law Enforcement and community leaders, and survivors of gun violence for the National Day of Action for Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention

That is why I joined with my Democratic colleagues for a 25 hour “No Bill, No Break” sit-in on the House floor urging Speaker Ryan not to recess before holding a vote on commonsense gun violence prevention legislation. However, House Republicans refused to listen to the call of the American people. We will continue to lead the charge to implement universal background checks and commonsense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and the mentally ill. We will not accept one more moment of silence without action.

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Aug 3, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement marking one year since the deadly mass shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas:
 
Jun 26, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 3094, legislation to designate the National Pulse Memorial, in observance of four years since the Pulse nightclub shooting.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you, Madam Speaker.  I thank the gentleman for yielding.  And I thank you and him for making this important memorial possible for us today. 
 
Jun 17, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement marking five years since the racist act of violence that killed nine parishioners at the historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015:
 
Jun 10, 2020 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement to mark four years since the attack at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which occurred on June 12, 2016:
 
Feb 26, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following the shooting at the Molson Coors Campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that killed at least 6 innocent people:

Feb 14, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement to mark two years since the shooting in Parkland, Florida killed 17 innocent people and injured 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:

Dec 16, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking seven years since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:

Nov 14, 2019 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, which killed at least one innocent person and left several others injured:

Oct 28, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking one year since the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh:

Oct 1, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement marking two years since the horrific shooting near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas: