President Biden announced the establishment of the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention to reduce gun violence on September 21, 2023. The new Office of Gun Violence Prevention will be overseen by Vice President Harris; Stefanie Feldman will serve as Director of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, and advocates Greg Jackson and
The Congressional House passed the Assault Weapons Ban bill on the final day of session, July 29, 2022. Not surprisingly, the vote was largely partisan and Gun Violence Prevention advocates anticipate a stall in the Senate.
The Senate voted on Tuesday, July 12th to confirm Steve Dettelbach as President Biden’s nominee for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Dettlebach’s confirmation in the wake of high-profile mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, and Highland Park — is a victory for both the Gun Violence Prevention movement and the
The Safer Communities Act swiftly moved through the House and to the President’s desk on June 25, 2022 — less than 48 hours after the Senate voted to pass the first significant gun safety bill in decades. The new law includes: Funds crisis intervention, including red flag laws to keep guns out of the hands
On June 23, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled against the New York gun law that required people to show “proper cause” to get a license to carry a concealed handgun outside the home. The vote was 6-3. President Biden’s statement on this Supreme Court Ruling on Guns, “I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s