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For too long, leaders in Washington have allowed the NRA and profit-driven gun interests to rule the roost. For too long, Congress has turned a blind eye to the scourge of gun violence that is plaguing our nation and terrorizing our streets.


That is why across the country, people from all walks of life are speaking with one voice and they are proclaiming that we will not sit idly by while our families and children fall victim to the devastating cycle of gun violence. We demand action now.


Here in New York, Joe has fought since his earliest days in office to advance common sense gun reform laws. He helped pass the New York Safe Act (A2388) which enacted some of the strongest gun laws in the nation, including measures banning the sale of assault rifles, making mandatory universal background checks on the private and retail sale of guns and strengthened penalties for the possession of a gun on school grounds.


In the State Assembly, Joe has fought to pass legislation extending background check waiting periods (A2406), he co-sponsored the Domestic Violence Escalation Prevention Act which would prevent domestic violence abusers from having access to dangerous weapons (A10272), co-sponsored legislation banning the sale and possession of bump stocks (A9958), like those that were used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, and he helped pass the Red Flag Law (A11148) which allows officials to restrict a persons access to a gun if demonstrating behaviors which might lead a person to harm themselves or others.


If elected to Congress, Joe will stand up to Donald Trump and leaders in Washington who have turned a blind eye to the gun violence that is terrorizing our streets and schools.  He will make passing and enacting common-sense gun reform laws that protect all Americans one of his top priorities including measures that:


  • Enforce a federal ban on the sale of assault weapons and high capacity magazines;

  • Ban the sale of bump stock and other military-style devices that enhance and increase the rapidity of fire;

  • Mandate universal criminal background checks on the retail and private sale of all guns;

  • Prohibit domestic abusers and stalkers from possessing a firearm;

  • Oppose any effort to advance Concealed Carry Reciprocity;

  • Support anti-gun trafficking legislation and strengthen penalties for straw purchasers.