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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Gun Safety

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August 9, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the nation marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Mike Brown and the beginning of the historic Ferguson uprising, Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) in introducing the PEACE Act, which would change the federal standard for the use of force by federal officers to require that force be used only when necessary to prevent imminent death or serious bodily injury.
August 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 212 additional Members of the House Democratic Caucus in writing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding he immediately call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act.
August 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Congressman Jamie Raskin issued the following statement in response to the deadly mass shootings this weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:
July 10, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – In a letter today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) called on the law firm representing the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its front groups to release documents related to potential violations of campaign finance law.
June 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) introduced the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (all D-Conn.).
February 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) are seeking information from the National Rifle Association (NRA) regarding allegations that the NRA violated campaign finance laws by coordinating communications with the Trump Campaign and several campaigns for Republican Senate candidates.
January 3, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced a resolution aimed at focusing Congress’ attention on the epidemic of gun violence in America. Raskin’s Resolution (available here) would change House of Representatives’ Rules to require that a 60-second moment of silence be observed in honor of each and every person who is killed by gun violence in the U.S. on the next legislative day after their deaths occur.