Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

In Case You Missed It: Reducing gun violence is not a partisan issue

February 23, 2016
Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Reducing gun violence is not a partisan issue

Earlier this week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the Press-Enterprise entitled “Reducing gun violence is not a partisan issue,” where he highlighted the need for commonsense measures and bipartisan efforts in Congress to reduce gun violence.

Rep. Aguilar has been an unwavering advocate for commonsense reforms to curb gun violence, beginning when he served as the Mayor of Redlands and joined the “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” coalition. Since taking office last year, he has worked with both Democrats and Republicans to push forward meaningful solutions to combat the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. 

Rep. Aguilar cosponsored the Assault Weapons Ban of 2015 and has frequently called on his colleagues in Congress to allow debate on preventing suspected terrorists on the no-fly list from acquiring deadly weapons. Rep. Aguilar added his name as a cosponsor to two Republican led bills that help address gaps in background checks; these include the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act and the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act.  The full editorial can be read in the Press-Enterprise or online here.