Washington – Today House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on behalf of the Task Force marking 100 days since the House passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.
“One hundred days – that’s thousands more deaths at the hands of someone with a gun, families that will never be the same, and communities that will be forever changed. One hundred days ago, the House took action to prevent this senseless violence by passing H.R. 8, my bipartisan bill to expand background checks and help save lives. Since then, Senate Majority Leader McConnell has done absolutely nothing, despite the millions of voices calling for action. But make no mistake, this is only the beginning. We will continue raising our voices and fighting for change until we get a vote. The American people deserve nothing less.”