Press Release

Giffords Reacts to White House Statement Telling the US House to Work on ‘Reducing Gun Violence’

October 31, 2019 — Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, released the following statement in reaction to the White House urging the U.S. House of Representatives to focus on “reducing gun violence” instead of impeachment.

Statement from Peter Ambler, executive director at Giffords;

“Bipartisan majorities in the House of Representatives passed universal background checks and other gun safety protections. Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell responded by huddling with NRA lobbyists and sitting on their hands. The Senate hasn’t given an American people an up-or-down vote on gun safety because these two won’t allow it. So Trump blaming House Democrats for inaction on guns would be laughable if it weren’t so tragic. The White House is right about one thing: gun violence is a pressing issue that hurts real families and kills 100 people every single day. It’s been 246 days since the House passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2109. Trump might not be able to do the math, but American voters can.”