Schumer Statement on Gun Safety LegislationFebruary 26, 2018
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding gun safety legislation:
“Democrats are pleased to hear that the president recognizes the need to strengthen the Fix NICS bill. If all Congress does in response to the Parkland shooting is to pass the Fix NICS bill, it would be an abject failure and a dereliction of our duty.
“It is our hope that Republican leaders will help pass real legislation that makes a difference, rather than NRA-backed bills that make Republicans feel better without meaningfully addressing the issue of gun safety. We can’t afford a bill that is simply aimed at pleasing the NRA but doesn’t get the job done, we need real results.”