Blumenthal Issues Statement Regarding Progress On Gun Violence Legislation

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal today issued the following statement regarding legislative progress on gun violence measures, including the assault weapons ban:

“As we have sought all along—and as the President has urged—we will have a vote on life-saving common sense gun violence measures. I am hopeful that critical gun legislation will pass this session, including bills I have co-sponsored to crack down on illegal gun trafficking, enhance school safety, strengthen background checks and improve our mental health system. The assault weapons ban was always an uphill battle this session. As we have known all along, we face a marathon effort and not a sprint. As the cyclists of Newtown’s Team 26 said, we need to keep pedaling.”

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