Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries Statement on President Obama's New Executive Actions on Gun Violence

Jan 5, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning his support for President Obama’s new executive actions to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer:

“With this historic action, President Obama has taken a significant step toward making America a safer place.

Over the past decade, more than 100,000 Americans have been killed as a result of gun violence. Many of these crimes were committed by people who never should have been able to purchase a gun in the first place. The overwhelming majority of Americans agree that every single person who purchases a gun should undergo a thorough background check. House Republicans have done nothing to advance gun safety legislation and continue to function as wholly-owned subsidiaries of the gun lobby.  Enough is enough.  It's time for Congress to act.”