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Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Need To Pass Meaningful Gun Legislation

Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.),
Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee,
On The Need To Pass Meaningful Gun Legislation

June 22, 2016

“This morning, Senate Republican leaders failed in their attempt to shift the debate away from the need to pass sensible gun legislation, and it is now time to get back to business of responsible legislating. We must strengthen our laws to make it easier to prosecute firearms traffickers and straw purchasers who put guns in the hands of terrorists and criminals. And we need to fund the FBI and the Justice Department so they have the resources they need to combat acts of terrorism and hate. I urge the Republican Leader to bring up for a vote my amendment with Senators Mikulski, Baldwin, and Nelson to give law enforcement the tools it needs.”

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