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Auchincloss introduces End Gun Violence Act after mass shooting



Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congressman Jake Auchincloss, member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, along with Representatives Joe Neguse and Robin Kelly, are unveiling the End Gun Violence Act, legislation to restrict the sale of firearms to those convicted of violent misdemeanor crimes in the last five years. The shooter who killed 10 people at a King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado on March 22nd, had previously been convicted of a violent misdemeanor. Under this Act, he would not have been eligible to purchase the firearm used to kill 10 individuals that day.

Currently, 22 states and the District of Columbia prohibit handgun purchases by persons convicted of certain misdemeanor crimes. However, these individuals are still eligible to purchase firearms in the remaining states, creating a patchwork of eligibility and increasing the risk of firearm-related violence. Establishing a federal law to prohibit the sale of firearms to those who have been convicted of violent misdemeanor offenses will legally protect vulnerable populations not currently covered by state law and create a national standard. In June, the Colorado state legislature enacted similar legislation barring those convicted of violent misdemeanor crimes from purchasing guns for five years.

“Tragedies like the King Snoopers shooting should never be repeated. No one with a violent misdemeanor conviction should have access to guns. By closing the boyfriend loophole, we are saving lives and keeping our neighborhoods safer,” said Congressman Jake Auchincloss.

“While our local law enforcement seek justice for the senseless act of violence perpetrated against our community on March 22nd, we are working to change the law to prevent future tragedies,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “Ensuring that firearms cannot be sold to violent individuals is crucial to preventing gun violence and saving lives. This law is common-sense and would keep guns out of the hands of those likely to use them to perpetrate violence.”

“I applaud Representative Neguse’s leadership and his continued commitment to reducing gun violence in this country. This bill represents a strong step forward,” said Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty. “By preventing gun purchases for those with violent criminal convictions in the preceding 5 years, this bill focuses on those individuals who have just recently proven to be a real danger to other people. The bill is exactly what we need — a focused effort to keep guns away from those who present an immediate danger to others in the community. The District Attorney’s Office strongly supports Representative Neguse’s work to reduce gun violence.”



  1. david

    November 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Even though he is a veteran that served; being a lefty makes Jake such a little creep.
    Being leftist seems to destroy a man.

  2. Patty

    November 8, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Good, gun violence needs to be prevented at all costs.

    • MitzySkritzy

      November 8, 2021 at 12:35 pm

      Yeah like the criminals are registering their stolen guns. They want to control US thus they must first disarm US. Just control “gun violence” and voila, violence is finished. “The right of the people, to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”, regardless of what you sick liberals propose!

      • Patty

        November 8, 2021 at 2:41 pm

        Ma’am you’re clearly mentally unhinged and should be nowhere near a firearm.

        • MitzySkritzy

          November 8, 2021 at 4:10 pm

          Are you a licensed psychiatrist or did you get your M.D. from watching CNN? After reading some of your previous posts on Fall River reporter, it is obvious that you have no facts or even party line talking points. Stop posting non-sensical gobbly-gook your making Joe Biden look like a scholar! You should be removed from posting here by the 25th Amendment…

          • Patty

            November 8, 2021 at 5:42 pm

            Why on earth would I be watching CNN? You sure do love going on these random tangents.

  3. SocialCrusticeCrusader

    November 8, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    99% of all gun owners are law abiding. 100% of criminals ignore the law! Ban mentally ill democrats from speaking, because 100% of them are lying criminals!

  4. Twitwanger

    November 8, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun! Eat lead dirtballs!

  5. MitzySkritzy

    November 9, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Every young man in America should be trained in handling a gun properly.

    • Patty

      November 9, 2021 at 4:15 pm


  6. ti twist

    November 9, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Auchincloss wants us disarmed because he sees us as the enemy!

    • MortisMaximus

      November 9, 2021 at 8:03 pm

      Good point Twist. Liberal Socialism can only survive through force at the end of a gun barrel. 2nd Amendment wasn’t created for hunting or target shooting, it was created to fight tyranny!

  7. MitzySkritzy

    November 9, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Should be a ban on crime. Maybe we can ask immoral people to be nice. Hey Mr.Robbery Man please turn in that gun and let me keep what’s mine! Send in the Sociologists we’ll use their statistics as a sheild.🤡’s

  8. MortisMaximus

    November 11, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    The only gun violence that is acceptable is Government Sponsored!

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