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Larson: Today’s Vote Was a Historic Step in Addressing Gun Violence

February 27, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, which passed the House. Larson was a cosponsor of the bill and has been a leader on addressing the gun violence epidemic in our country. Larson helped lead the 2016 Sit-In on the House floor.

“Americans have been calling for action on gun violence for years. After being denied a vote by Republican leadership, we have finally taken a step forward in addressing the gun violence epidemic. Today was a historic day in the People’s House. We voted to pass universal background checks, something that is supported by over 90 percent of Americans and over 90 percent of gun-owning households support universal background checks. It’s time for the Senate to follow the House’s lead and listen to the American people.”