STATEMENT: Arkadi Gerney on the Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Proposals

Washington, D.C. — In reaction to the 15 proposals released by the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Arkadi Gerney, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement:

We applaud the House Democrats for joining President Barack Obama in putting forward a comprehensive and common-sense plan to combat gun violence. The House task force plan addresses the two most important challenges we face: keeping military-grade weapons off the streets; and keeping all guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, and the seriously mentally ill. We urge the House and Senate Republican leadership to also come to the table with a plan to help prevent gun violence because that’s what the American people expect and deserve.

See also: Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation

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