Press Release

Senator Gillibrand Statement On President Obama’s Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Jan 5, 2016

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement after President Obama announced his executive action to reduce gun violence:

“The only way we are going to make our country safer from this epidemic of gun violence is with action: we need to fix our background check system and we need to pass a federal law that actually defines gun trafficking as a crime. I’m pleased that the President and his administration are taking steps to address this crisis. We have an obligation to do everything possible to keep Americans safe, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to take steps to end the scourge of gun violence in the new year.”