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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Rep. Schneider Calls on Congress to Act on Vice President Biden’s Recommendations

Jan 16, 2013
Press Release
Illinois Congressman Urges Congressional Action on Gun Violence

In support of Vice President Joe Biden’s recommendations, announced today by President Obama, U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the following statement calling on his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to come together and enact common-sense legislation to curb gun violence.

“The President today released a series of sensible proposals aimed at dramatically reducing the number of violent crimes committed with guns, and I encourage all of my fellow Members of Congress to act immediately to help turn these recommendations into law. I echo the President’s plan to close the gun show loophole, extending basic background checks to all retail gun sales; to enact a new Assault Weapons Ban, which will take deadly military-style weapons off the streets; to outlaw the sale of high-capacity magazines that accommodate dozens of rounds of ammunition; and to enhance the national system of background checks, combining information from all 50 states. We hear far too often the tragic stories of gun violence--from shootings in Aurora and Tucson to the tragedies at Oak Creek and Sandy Hook--and yet, far too often we see little or no action in response. Today, the President's recommendations provide a measured, reasonable first step to begin tackling gun violence, preventing similar tragedies in the future.”