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GUN VIOLENCE

ENGEL STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF H.R. 1112 THE ENHANCED BACKGROUND CHECKS ACT

02/28/19

Engel Statement on House Passage of H.R. 1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019:

“Yesterday, when the House passed H.R. 8, the first piece of major gun legislation to pass the House in over a decade, I said that it was just the first step. Today, we took another step forward by passing the Enhanced Background Checks Act. This bill will close the ‘Charleston Loophole,’ which currently allows the sale of a firearm to proceed if a background check is not completed within three business days. This dangerous loophole leads to hundreds of thousands of guns sold every year without completed background checks, including to the shooter who took nine lives in 2015 at the AME Church in Charleston. I was proud to vote for this common sense legislation that will give the FBI the time they need to do their jobs and save countless lives.

“The days of empty ‘thoughts and prayers’ in response to gun violence are over. House Democrats are committed to passing tougher gun laws that will keep Americans safe.”

Engel Statement on House Passage of H.R. 8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

02/27/19

Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

Engel, House Dems Reintroduce Assault Weapons Ban

02/18/19

Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and a record 190 House Democrats have reintroduced H.R. 1296, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, legislation that would ban the sale, manufacture, or possession of new military-style assault weapons

Engel: 3D-Printed Guns are Another Crisis of Trump's Creation, But He Can Limit the Damage

07/31/18

Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement responding to a tweet by the President casting doubt upon the State Department's misguided decision to allow publication of software to print plastic guns

Engel Visits Parkland, Florida for March For Our Lives

03/25/18

Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, joined thousands of students and gun safety advocates in Parkland, Florida on Saturday at the Parkland "March For Our Lives"

Engel Joins Student from NY-16 to Protest Gun Violence During National Walkout Day

03/14/18

Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, was proud to join constituent Caroline Kirby at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to participate in National Walkout Day, a day when students across the country walked out of school to protest gun violence