Gun Reform

Ending Gun Violence

As a mother of two young daughters and three grown step sons, Congresswoman Trahan believes Congress must answer Americans’ call for action on gun violence – not the gun lobby’s call to maintain the status quo. 

Bipartisan Background Checks Act

On February 27, 2019 Congresswoman Trahan along with the majority of her colleagues in the House of Representatives voted to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. Under current law, only licensed gun dealers must conduct background checks of individuals seeking to purchase a firearm. Most unlicensed sellers are not required to perform routine background checks.  This loophole poses a safety risk to the American public. This bill would mandate background checks for all gun purchases, including those at gun shows

The passage of the bill marks the first time in nearly two decades the U.S. House of Representatives has voted on significant legislation to tackle the gun violence epidemic in our country.

Funding for Gun Violence Prevention

On June 19, 2019, the House of Representatives voted to pass a “minibus” package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills. Congresswoman Trahan successfully advocated for the inclusion of $50 million in the package for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address the public health emergency of gun violence.

Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Congresswoman Lori Trahan is a proud member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, a group established in 2012, following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This group, consisting of more than 170 Members of Congress, is devoted to finding common sense legislative solutions to our nation’s ongoing gun violence epidemic.

Additional Supported Legislation

Assault Weapons Ban Act*

Keeping guns out of classrooms

Enhance Background Checks Act

Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act

Keep Americans Safe Act

 * indicates the Congresswoman is an Original Cosponsor of that legislation.