Lawmakers Urged to Support the Bipartisan Background Checks Act


California Congressman Eric Swalwell is urging lawmakers to support legislation that could reduce firearm fatalities.



He shared his remarks on House Resolution 8, co-authored by North Bay Congressman Mike Thompson, with the House Judiciary Committee this week. Swalwell says the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 is the first congressional action on gun violence in nearly a decade. The Congressman calls for universal background checks and lifting restrictions that prevent the CDC from studying the impacts of gun violence. Swalwell says Congress must address and prevent the root causes of gang violence and institute a real assault weapons ban so weapons of war no longer terrorize our communities.