Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-04) released the following statement after it was announced that President Joe Biden is creating the Office of Gun Violence Prevention at the White House.
“Gun violence is an epidemic unique to our country, and it demands our attention at every level of government,” said Thompson. “The Office of Gun Violence Prevention at the White House will ensure that this issue is front and center for the Biden Administration and will help us advance commonsense solutions to help save lives and keep our kids safe. This office will be led by gun violence prevention experts and will focus on fully implementing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and executive actions. By finding creative solutions to gun violence while working directly with cities, states, survivors, and communities, this office will provide a unified and comprehensive approach to saving lives.
“I look forward to attending the formal announcement event at the White House tomorrow and celebrating this important step with our gun violence prevention community.”