On any given day, 96 Americans are killed with guns, including seven who are children or teens. If we accept these deaths as the status quo, we’re insulting their memories. This does not have to be part of daily life in America.
Max supports common-sense gun legislation that’s supported by 94% of American citizens, like universal background checks. During his first year in Congress, Max voted in favor of HR 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 to do just that.
Max also supports:
- getting guns out of the hands of domestic abusers,
- empowering law enforcement and families to retain someone’s firearms if they are a danger to themselves or others.
- reinstating the Assault Weapons Ban, since weapons of war do not belong on our streets.
- including untraceable and unregistered weapons, called ghost guns, in Department of Homeland Security’s annual terrorism threat assessment.
Since taking office he has passed bills that:
- Direct the intelligence community to study the threat of “ghost guns” in the hands of terrorists.
- establish universal background checks and close the gun show loophole
- close the “Charleston loophole” so that someone who is prohibited from buying a gun isn’t able to get one even if the FBI isn’t able to complete the background check within three days
- Allocate $25 million for CDC and NIH to study firearms injury and mortality prevention for the first time in 20 years.