Crow applauds universal background checks bill; joins on as co-sponsor
Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) signed on to co-sponsor H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. The bill, introduced on the eighth anniversary of the shooting that wounded Gabby Giffords and 12 others and killed six in Arizona, would strengthen the nation’s background checks system and help keep firearms out of the wrong hands.
Similar to Colorado’s universal background checks law, the bill would require background checks on all firearm purchases including all commercial and private sales and most firearm transfers between individuals.
“For too long, the conversation around gun safety has been hamstrung by fears around what is politically expedient. In Colorado’s sixth district we haven’t had that luxury because we have seen first-hand the horror that gun violence can inflict upon a community,” said Crow. “This bill is an important first step in closing loopholes and addressing the scourge of gun violence.”
Gardner secures vote on conservation fund reauthorization
Sen Cory Gardner applauded the reintroduction of a bipartisan package of more than 100 public lands, natural resources and water bills Jan. 8. Included in the lands package is permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Permanent reauthorization of LWCF has been one of Gardner’s top priorities and he has been working with a bipartisan group to find a path forward to protect this conservation program. This lands package achieves that goal.
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