NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s address.
“Let’s be clear: This is not about mental health, it’s not about video games, it’s not about movies. Those are all NRA talking points. This is about easy access to guns,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “We’ve been down this road with the president before, after Parkland. If he actually means what he says, he should call Majority Leader McConnell today and get a public pledge from him that on the day the Senate returns to work, he will take up bipartisan background checks and Red Flag legislation. No more politics, it’s time for action.”
In February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to require background checks on all gun sales. To date, the majority in the U.S. Senate has refused to hold a vote on that legislation. Red Flag bills have been introduced by bipartisan members of Congress in both the U.S. House and Senate.