Rep. Raskin has a consistent record championing, leading, and voting for common-sense gun violence prevention policies. In addition to sponsoring H.R.3285, he was part of the group of bipartisan co-sponsors for both H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, which would strengthen and expand federal background checks, helping to ensure that individuals who are a proven risk to themselves or others do not possess weapons.
Rep. Raskin was integral to passing these bills through the House Judiciary Committee. The U.S. House of Representatives advanced these bills over 350 days ago, but have yet to be brought up for a vote by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Approximately 35,700 people have died from gun violence in the United States while these bills have sat unaddressed.
"I am thrilled to win the endorsement of Brady. America continues to drown in the blood of tens of thousands of our people who perish every year in the gun violence epidemic perpetrated by the political power of the NRA and the complacency of the GOP. We need to pass the entire gun safety agenda sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk and that means we must organize.”Rep. Raskin