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Tonko Votes on Lifesaving Gun Safety Legislation

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko this evening voted to pass H.R. 7910, the Protecting Our Kids Act. This significant package of gun safety reforms, introduced in the wake of the May 14 racially motivated shooting that took the lives of ten Black patrons at a Buffalo supermarket and the horrific May 24 massacre of nineteen elementary school children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, will i...

Tonko Votes to Advance Popular, Lifesaving Gun Violence Prevention Bills

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko voted today to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, two commonsense gun violence prevention measures that, taken together, would require background checks on all gun sales in the United States and close the Charleston Loophole that allowed the hate crime at Mother Emanuel AME Church. “Our nation’s ...

Tonko Votes to Advance Major Popular Gun Safety Bill

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko joined more than 200 colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives today to pass H.R. 8: the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which would require every gun purchase or transfer to undergo a full background check through a licensed firearm dealer and prevent individuals barred from gun possession from obtaining a gun. “Today’s vote marks a major turning point ...

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