More on Gun Safety
July 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmen Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and David Cicilline (RI-01) just introduced legislation to reduce gun violence by banning the home manufacture of “ghost guns” — firearms that require no background check, have no serial number, and are essentially impossible to trace if used in committing murder, robbery or other crimes.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Members of the House Judiciary Committee, led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Crime Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA), in sending a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to seek answers regarding the measures the agency has undertaken to keep untraceable homemade firearms from falling into the wrong hands during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 9, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) in calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to remove gun retailers and manufacturers from the list of essential businesses in its guidance to local and state officials in containing the spread of COVID-19. Firearm distributors provide no proven public health benefit, and in fact, the proliferation of guns pose added safety threats to communities.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressman David Price (NC-04) and more than 100 colleagues in urging and House and Senate leadership to prioritize federal funding for gun violence prevention research in the finalized Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations legislation.
November 20, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and more than 130 House Democrats in writing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to hold a vote on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.
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.
(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.).