Chairman Crowley on the Republican Attempt to Force a National Concealed Carry Law on Americans

November 29, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on a Republican bill that would force a universal concealed carry law on Americans:

“Americans overwhelmingly want Congress to pursue commonsense gun safety measures that will prevent mass shootings and violence in our churches, our schools, our communities, and our homes. Despite the 397 mass shootings our country has heartbreakingly suffered just this year, Republicans are ignoring the will of the people.

“Instead, the GOP endorsed today an NRA-approved bill that will undermine state laws and allow dangerous and violent predators to secretly carry powerful firearms like those used in Orlando and Las Vegas. This is exactly the opposite approach we should be taking to prevent gun violence.”