More on Gun Safety
Markey and Maloney applaud President’s inclusion of $10 million in budget for CDC gun violence research
WASHINGTON – Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today applauded the President for heeding their call to include $10 million for gun violence research in the Department of Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. Maloney and Markey wrote to the President to request the funding in February. The President lifted a 17-year ban on federal gun violence research in 2013.
NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today joined with gun violence victims, advocates, and local leaders to call on President Obama to commit $10 million in his Fiscal Year 2015 budget for gun-violence research. In 2013, President Obama lifted a 17-year ban on federal gun violence research, but there has been no funding specifically appropriated for the effort. Earlier this week, Maloney and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to the President to request the funding.
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today issued the following statement reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the Newtown shootings. "A year ago today America was horrified by the tragedy in Newtown. The incomprehensible loss of 26 innocent lives, 20 of whom were just children, was a heart wrenching tragedy for our nation. Today we remember those who were lost, console those who still grieve, and recommit to eliminating the pervasive violence in our society.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today marked the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting with the following statement:
(New York, NY) – After learning of the arrest of a man in Elmira, NY in connection with a series of threatening phone calls to her office, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) offered thanks and praise for the work of New York law enforcement agencies. Maloney said:
Washington, D.C. (April 17, 2013)—Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statements after the Senate failed to pass compromise amendments that would have expanded background checks and strengthened penalties for illegal gun trafficking:
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), prime sponsor of H.R. 452, the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013, issued the following statement today after Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced an NRA-approved compromise on gun trafficking legislation in the Senate:
New York, NY – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) praised President Obama’s remarks in Hartford, CT tonight, in which he called on Congress to pass meaningful gun safety bills, including measures to stiffen penalties for those engaging in gun trafficking and straw purchases. Maloney explained:
Rep. Carolyn Maloney Statement on Death Threats Over Legislation Requiring Gun Owners To Have Insurance
New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement: “Yesterday, several death threats were phoned into my New York office in response to news reports about a bill I authored requiring gun owners to have insurance. The calls were fielded by young interns, who were understandably shaken by this experience.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and eight cosponsors have introduced the “Firearm Risk Protection Act” (H.R. 1369), the first bill to require liability insurance of gun buyers nationwide.