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13-HR318 on Jul 25, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Resolution on Gun Violence
Source: H.Res.318
Congressional Summary:
  • Urges Congress to enact legislation based on the President's recommendations to reduce gun violence
  • Urges state legislatures to reject proposed stand-your-ground legislation
  • Urges states to repeal enacted stand-your-ground laws.
  • Condemns gun violence
  • Condemns relevant parties for their roles in obstructing the ability of communities to be safe from gun violence and in proposing stand-your-ground legislation and similar legislation that compromises public safety and the integrity of the prosecutorial system, and
  • Condemns all efforts to weaken gun laws and proposals that stand in the way of comprehensive gun law reform.

Proponent's argument for bill:Rep. KELLY (D-IL): As a Nation, we shudder at tragedies like the Newtown shootings. Yet sadly, every day, equally devastating acts of gun violence occur in urban America, often without the same media coverage. Since Newtown, over 6,000 Americans have lost their lives to gun violence. Still, Congress has yet to act on commonsense gun reforms that would save lives.

Opponent's argument against bill:(National Rifle Association editorial in USN&WR): "Stand your ground" or "no duty to retreat" laws recognize that a person who is attacked in any place where that person has a right to be, may use defensive force without first being required to retreat. This is important, because determining whether a safe retreat is available may require a split-second calculation that could end up being a losing gamble for the innocent person who is under attack. Criminals don't always back off when their victims retreat. Despite the Obama administration's assertion that "stand your ground" laws are a new concept in self-defense, they are in fact founded in common sense, natural law, and are well enshrined in American jurisprudence.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Question 10: Absolute right to gun ownership Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Gun Control
  • Headline: Sponsored repealing "stand-your-ground" laws (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws (Score: -2)

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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 13-HR318

Karen Bass s2oCalifornia DemocratJul 25, 2013
Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia DemocratJul 25, 2013
Corrine Brown s2oFlorida DemocratJul 25, 2013
Andre Carson s2oIndiana DemocratJul 25, 2013
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York DemocratJul 25, 2013
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri DemocratJul 25, 2013
Emmanuel Cleaver s2oMissouri DemocratJul 25, 2013
Elijah Cummings s2oMaryland DemocratJul 25, 2013
Danny Davis s2oIllinois DemocratJul 25, 2013
Donna Edwards s2oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jul 25, 2013
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota DemocratJul 30, 2013
Marcia Fudge s2oOhio DemocratJul 25, 2013
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida DemocratJul 25, 2013
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas DemocratJul 25, 2013
Hakeem Jeffries s2oNew York DemocratJul 25, 2013
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas DemocratJul 25, 2013
Hank Johnson s2oGeorgia DemocratJul 25, 2013
Robin Kelly s1pIllinois DemocratJul 25, 2013
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia DemocratJul 25, 2013
John Lewis s2oGeorgia DemocratJul 25, 2013
Gregory Meeks s2oNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesJul 25, 2013
Gwen Moore s2oWisconsin DemocratJul 25, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia DemocratJul 25, 2013
Donald Payne Jr. s2oNew Jersey DemocratJul 25, 2013
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016)Jul 25, 2013
Cedric Richmond s2oLouisiana DemocratJul 25, 2013
Bobby Rush s2oIllinois DemocratJul 25, 2013
Bobby Scott s2oVirginia DemocratJul 30, 2013
David Scott s2oGeorgia DemocratJul 25, 2013
Bennie Thompson s2oMississippi DemocratJul 25, 2013
Maxine Waters s2oCalifornia DemocratJul 25, 2013
Frederica Wilson s2oFlorida DemocratJul 30, 2013

Republicans participating in 13-HR318

Independents participating in 13-HR318

Donna Christensen s2oVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014Jul 25, 2013

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 32
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

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