Quigley Statement on National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day:
“From families who have lost loved ones to students who are afraid to attend school, to individuals who are hesitant about going to their place of worship, too many Americans wake up every day feeling the devastating effects of our nations’ gun violence crisis.
“On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we owe it to the victims, survivors, and everyone impacted by gun violence to treat it like the health crisis it is. We must bring the same focus and determination to addressing the gun violence epidemic that we have seen in response to the coronavirus pandemic. That is why I will continue to urge the Senate to take up legislation we’ve already passed in the House that will strengthen background checks, limit the sale of assault weapons, and require tougher penalties for trafficking guns across state lines to save more lives.”