ROSEN JOINS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO BAN BUMP STOCKS AS ORIGINAL CO-SPONSOR
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) helped introduce bipartisan legislation to ban the manufacture, sale, and use of “bump stocks” and similar devices. The legislation is similar to the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act, introduced last week by Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) and also co-sponsored by Rosen. Additionally, the Curbelo-Moulton legislation would also direct the United States Sentencing Commission to consider enhanced penalties for offenders who use bump stocks in violent crimes or in drug trafficking.
“Now is the time for Congress to find common ground on solutions to tackle our nation’s gun violence epidemic, and banning bump stocks should be a straightforward first step,” said Rosen. “Gun violence has become a public health crisis, and inaction is not an option. Successful reforms are almost always the product of working across the aisle, and I am hopeful that Republican support for this bipartisan legislation and other common-sense gun safety measures will continue to grow.”
BACKGROUND: The Curbelo-Moulton bill has 20 original co-sponsors, made up of 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Rep. Rosen is one of the 10 original Democrats to co-sponsor the bill. Rosen is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus and has urged Congress to take meaningful action on reducing gun violence.
View full text of the bill here.