More on Gun Safety

Jul 16, 2014

Maloney statement in response to Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt’s call for death threats against elected officials

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt’s praise for threats on her life and call for threats of armed violence against elected officials. Pratt’s statement was highlighted in a Rolling Stone Article published this week.

Jun 16, 2014

Maloney applauds Supreme Court decision upholding federal law against straw gun purchases, says Congress should strengthen the penalties

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today applauded the Supreme Court’s decision in Abramski v. United States and reiterated her call for stricter penalties for illegal straw purchases. Maloney is the sponsor of H.R. 452, The Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013, a bipartisan bill that makes gun trafficking a federal crime and increases penalties for straw purchases.

Jun 16, 2014

Rep. Maloney: CDC youth violence prevention report shows urgent need for federally-funded gun violence research

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement in reaction to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report entitled “Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action.” “The CDC just released a report on youth violence. It found that the leading cause of death for young people in America is homicide, and over 80 percent of those homicides are committed with a firearm. The report also says that there is ‘insufficient evidence to determine’ the effectiveness of federal and state firearms laws in preventing this violence. Yet, we don’t have a CDC report on gun violence because for nearly two decades, an NRA-sponsored gag order has been imposed on the CDC, preventing all research into what laws could be enacted to stop this senseless bloodshed. That needs to end.

May 21, 2014

Sen. Markey & Rep. Maloney Introduce Legislation to Fund Gun Violence Research

Washington (May 21, 2014) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) today introduced bicameral legislation to fund research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on gun violence prevention and firearms safety.  The legislation calls for $10 million each year for six years beginning in fiscal year 2015. President Obama included $10 million in his budget proposal released in March after lifting the 17-year ban on federal gun violence research in 2013. Since the mid-1990s, federal funding for gun violence research had almost halted entirely in response to pressure from the pro-gun lobby. As a result, policymakers, doctors, counselors, and others lack comprehensive, scientific information about the causes and characteristics of gun violence, or the best strategies to prevent future tragedies.

Mar 4, 2014

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.

Feb 22, 2014

Maloney Launches New Effort to Combat Gun Violence

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.

Dec 14, 2013

Rep. Maloney Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of Newtown Shootings

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.

Jun 13, 2013

Maloney statement on six-month anniversary of Newtown shootings

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:

Apr 19, 2013

Maloney Praises Work of Law Enforcement After Man Arrested for Making Threats on Her Life

(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:  

Apr 17, 2013

Reps. Maloney and Cummings Condemn Senate Action On Gun Bill

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: