Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement supporting the Biden administration’s announcement on steps to combat gun violence and his commitment to putting gun violence prevention legislation on the Senate floor:
“The actions announced by the Biden administration today are significant steps to helping end our country’s tragic and preventable gun violence epidemic. As the original author of the Brady Law, I have long championed the strong gun safety measures the president discussed today, including recently calling for commonsense regulation of the sale of ghost guns, and I applaud President Biden’s leadership and the administration’s efforts to take bold steps that will save lives.
“While the president’s executive actions are critical, they are not a substitute for meaningful legislation to address the gun violence epidemic. The American people are demanding action from Congress, and I’ve committed to hold votes on the floor of the United States Senate on gun violence prevention legislation. I also look forward to the Senate quickly processing and confirming the president’s superbly-qualified nominee to head the ATF.”