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Shaheen Statement on Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence

(Manchester, NH)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement on the proposals President Obama revealed today to prevent gun violence:


“I’ve consistently supported common-sense steps to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and the mentally ill. Closing the gun show loop-hole, preventing unlicensed internet sales, and strictly enforcing laws already on the books makes sense to an overwhelming majority of Americans. The President’s actions announced today to keep guns out of the wrong hands will not impact responsible gun owners. However, Congressional action is still necessary because the status quo, in which we are losing tens of thousands of innocent people to gun violence every year, is unacceptable.”