Gun Violence Prevention
Too many lives have been lost to gun violence. In just the past six years, firearms have claimed the lives of 3,930 people in our region of Pennsylvania. I have spoken with many members of the Pennsylvania Sixth who have survived and/or lost loved ones to gun violence. These conversations are a sobering reminder of the work ahead. I will work with my colleagues to pass common sense gun laws that reduce gun violence and protect our citizenry.
I convened a roundtable on gun violence prevention on March 4th with my good friend Michelle Roberson from Chester County. Michelle’s daughter, Bianca, was fatally shot in a senseless road rage incident in 2017 just a few weeks after graduating high school. Hearing her traumatic story was a sobering reminder of the work we still have to do. Families like the Robersons continue to inspire me to fight for common sense gun laws.
In my first four months in office, I co-sponsored and voted for H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, both of which passed the House. Congress must continue to act to curb gun violence.
As your Representative in Congress, it is my duty to ensure the health and safety of our community and of Americans across the country. I will continue to speak up for the victims and survivors of gun violence and to advocate for common sense reforms.