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

May 23, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force forum to hear proposals from young leaders and students.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 

May 14, 2018 Press Release

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Apr 20, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement to mark the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting:

Apr 9, 2018 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following reports of a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime targeting civilians in Douma, Syria:

“If confirmed, another chemical weapons attack by Bashar al-Assad’s regime against its own people would be a war crime of staggering inhumanity.  The murder of innocent children violates every standard of morality and our common humanity.

Mar 14, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks of the Floor of the House of Representatives to express her support for the students walking out of their schools to demand action on gun violence.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

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Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the tragic shooting at the Yountville Veterans Home in California:

“The hearts of Americans across the nation break for the victims of the tragic shooting at Yountville Veterans Home.  Our prayers go to the families and loved ones of the selfless caregivers whose lives were cruelly cut short, and we send our profound gratitude to the first responders for their heroic efforts.

Feb 26, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Democrats filed a discharge petition to demand a vote on the bipartisan Thompson-King bill to strengthen background checks, closing the dangerous loopholes that allow gun sales without background checks over the internet and at gun shows:

Feb 14, 2018 Press Release

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Dec 14, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which occurred on December 14, 2012:

“Five years ago, the lives of twenty beautiful children and six extraordinary educators were tragically cut short in an act of unthinkable tragedy and horror.  Today, our grief remains raw, our hearts remain broken but our spirits remain strong.