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Pallone Statement on President’s Executive Order on Common-Sense Gun Safety

January 5, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) made the following statement on President Obama’s Executive Order to require small-scale gun sellers to get federal licenses, among other provisions:

“President Obama’s bold action today is a welcome, overdue, and necessary move to make our nation safer.  For too long, Republicans in Congress have blocked any and all meaningful action on gun safety – and lives have been lost.  I applaud the President for acting in the interest of the vast majority of the country.  While we shouldn’t need additional motivation to put an end to gun violence, the President’s executive order is a meaningful and encouraging step forward and it fuels my commitment to continue the fight for common-sense, lifesaving gun control legislation.”