[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement in reaction to reports that President Joe Biden is preparing to announce the creation of an Office of Gun Violence Prevention:
“An Office of Gun Violence Prevention is a major step forward in our fight against this deadly epidemic. This new office will provide a central point of leadership to concentrate resources and bring together survivors, law enforcement, experts, and policymakers. My colleagues and I have pushed for the creation of this office through legislation, and executive action by President Biden shows his commitment to saving lives. Communities and families across the country have had enough – we must turn our pain into purpose and stem the tide of gun violence.”
In March, Blumenthal joined U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Maxwell Frost (D-FL) in introducing the Office of Gun Violence Prevention Act.