Swalwell Supports Obama's Gun Safety Plan
January 16, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) announced his support for President Obama’s gun safety plan to protect our communities and called for immediate action to reduce gun violence. “President Obama said, ‘Now is the Time’ for gun safety, and I could not agree more,” said Swalwell. “The President has put together a bold plan to reduce gun violence and Congress needs to enact the legislation called for, like the ban on assault weapons, without delay. We cannot just sit on the sidelines and wait for another tragedy to happen. It is long overdue for Members of both parties to rise above partisan differences and do what is right to protect the American people,” concluded Swalwell. President Obama unveiled a multi-point gun safety plan that includes both executive orders and a call for congressional action. The President will take action to close important loopholes to strengthen background checks, while giving law enforcement and healthcare providers additional tools to keep our schools safe and prevent gun violence. Additionally, the President requested Congress pass legislation to ban military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines.