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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More on Gun Violence Prevention

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:

Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

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Sep 11, 2019 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s mark-up of additional legislation to prevent gun violence, which includes bills to ban high capacity ammunition magazines, help keep guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves and others, and prevent people convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from acquiring firearms:
 

Sep 10, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Chairman Mike Thompson, Members of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, House Democrats and gun violence prevention advocates for a Forum on the Urgent Need for Senate Action.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Speaker Pelosi. Thank you very much, Mr. Thompson, for your leadership.  I am very honored to join you and our distinguished panel today for the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.  

Sep 3, 2019 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the horrific mass shooting in the Midland and Odessa communities in Texas, which killed at least five people and injured dozens more:
 

Aug 5, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the deadly shooting in Dayton, Ohio: